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DBM upgrades MGB Legal Staff to Legal Division
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, March 03, 2015

The Department of Budget and Management approved the Notice of Staffing and Classification Action (NOSCA) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) prompting the upgrading of its Legal Staff to Division status. The approval of the NOSCA is under the Government Rationalization Program Pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.
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Additional landslide warning signages installed in QC
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, March 03, 2015

With the continuing aim of increasing the public's awareness in mitigating impacts of geohazards such as rain-induced landslide and flood, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently installed landslide warning signages in Sitio Lower Bayanihan of Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City.
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MGB scholar garners Most Relevant Re-entry Project Award
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, February 17, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) scholar, Engr. Rhoda M. Noble, recently garnered the Most Relevant Re-Entry Project (ReP) Award given by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for her ReP entitled “Scorecard for Safety and Health, Environment and Social Development (SHES) Performance.”
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Photos: Child miners exposed to toxic chemicals in illegal gold mines
LARRY C. PRICE, February 24, 2015

Small-scale gold mining in the Philippines uses mercury and cyanide to extract elemental gold from ore extracted from mines and pits dug by hand. Very young children, some as young as four, are put to work at less dangerous but still rigorous tasks in the gold mining areas. These include panning in streams or rivers and hauling ore sacks that can weigh up to 60 pounds.
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Mining sector opposes 8 'mining-free' zones
Pia Ranada, February 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Representatives from the mining sector expressed their reservations about the plan to declare 8 provinces as mining-free zones during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, February 17. The hearing looked into 8 bills filed separately by 8 congressmen to declare their provinces and one district as off-limits to mining.
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NickelAsia’s VAT petition granted
Vince Alvic Alexis F. Nonato, February 17, 2015

against a P7.45-million assessment decision issued by a third-level official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Although the CTA Third Division acknowledged that a subordinate’s actions may be ratified by the superior if allowed by law, it noted that the National Internal Revenue Code did not authorize Officer-in-Charge Assistant Commissioner Alfredo V. Misajon to correct, in his letter to NickelAsia, an “error” found in a 2007 revenue regulation.
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