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THE PHILIPPINE MINERALS INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
The Philippine Minerals Industry At A Glance
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Uplifted Loon-Maribojoc Terrane to be declared as Geoconservation Site
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 28, 2014

A year ago at 08:12:32 in the morning, a devastating Moment Magnitude (Mw) 7.2 earthquake shook Bohol and neighboring provinces resulting in, among others, the uplift of a portion of the intertidal zone within the municipal waters of Loon and Maribojoc in western Bohol.
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Illegal mining, timber poaching in Sarangani
Joseph T. Jubelag, October 31, 2014

Illegal mining, timber poaching in Sarangani by Joseph T. Jubelag October 30, 2014 Share this: General Santos City — Government officials admitted the existence of illegal mining and timber poaching activities in Kiamba, Sarangani, but brushed aside claims that these activities contributed to the occurrence of flashfloods in the area. CC BY-SA 3.0 Sarangani/CC BY-SA 3.0 In a media briefing presided by Sarangani Gov. Steve Solon the other day, officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) debunked reports that the recent flooding in several villages of Kiamba town was caused by environmental destruction due to illegal mining and cutting of timber in the hinterlands of the town.
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P10 M loss in black sand mining denied
Dexter A. See, Johanne R. Macob, October 29, 2014

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Complainants in the alleged black sand mining on a portion of the proposed eco-tourism zone here debunked claims of the Office of the Ombudsman that the government lost at least P10.7 million worth in mineral deposits. “It’s fantastic. How could there be a loss of money here? The extracted minerals are there in stockpiles, untouched,” said Vicente Oliquino, lead complainant in the anti-graft case filed against Governor Amado Espino Jr. and 18 others, in a press interview recently at his residence in barangay Sabangan here.
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Mining News October 23rd: PGMC to raise capital in 2015 to fund new mines.
Daphne J. Magturo, Business World Online., October 28, 2014

PLATINUM Group Metals Corp. (PGMC), which entered the local bourse via the back door through Southeast Asia Cement Holdings, Inc. (Seacem), said on Wednesday that it will conduct a follow-on offering next year to fund operations at two new mine sites. The company is awaiting government approval to operate in Palawan and Zambales, which are expected to boost revenue by 20% to 30%, PGMC Executive Vice-President and Corporate Secretary Dante R. Bravo said on the sidelines of the company’s shareholder meeting at the Peninsula Manila.
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Two people, including a Lumad leader were killed, while two went missing in three separate incidents during heavy military operations in the adjacent provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. -
DEE AYROSO, October 28, 2014

Two people, including a Lumad leader were killed, while two went missing in three separate incidents during heavy military operations in the adjacent provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. - See more at: http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/10/26/2-lumads-killed-2-missing-in-caraga-region/#sthash.tzQnFyFt.dpuf
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2 Lumads killed, 2 missing in Caraga region
DEE AYROSO, October 28, 2014

Two people, including a Lumad leader were killed, while two went missing in three separate incidents during heavy military operations in the adjacent provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. - See more at: http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/10/26/2-lumads-killed-2-missing-in-caraga-region/#sthash.tzQnFyFt.dpuf
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