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MGB to adopt DBM-prescribed budgeting scheme
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, April 14, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), in preparing its 2016 budget proposal, will adopt the two-tier budget approach (2TBA) prescribed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The 2TBA is a budgeting scheme designed to promote greater transparency, credibility, and accountability.
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Geologists, GIS specialists hold annual confab
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, April 14, 2015

Geologists and geographic information system (GIS) specialists from the Lands and Marine Geological Survey Divisions of the Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) and its Regional Offices nationwide gathered recently for the 2015 Annual Geoscience Workshop.
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DENR issues breakthrough regulation on Small-Scale Mining
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, April 13, 2015

In line with the mining policy of the Aquino Administration, Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2015-03 providing for the revised implementing rules and regulations on of Republic Act No. 7076, the People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991, in a serious effort to curb illegal mining and mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of indiscriminate mining operations in the country.
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Ex-Cebu Mayor faces raps for illegal mining
REINA TOLENTINO, April 15, 2015

Former Mayor Avelino Gungob Sr. and seven job order employees of Consolacion, Cebu are in trouble after the Office of the Ombudsman found enough ground to indict them for quarrying without permit in November 2009.
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BCI rejects move to shut down operations of Benguet mine sites
Philippines News Agency, April 14, 2015

A Benguet Corp. Inc. (BCI) official on Monday rejected a proposal raised by Itogon, Benguet, Mayor Victorio Palangdan to halt the mining firm’s operations while rehabilitation work on its tailings dam is under way.
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DENR clips local executives’ powers in award of small-scale mining deals
Jonathan L. Mayuga, April 13, 2015

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued a set of revised guideline on small-scale mining operation intended to stop illegal mining activities and prevent mining’s adverse impact to the environment.
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