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MGB embarks on subsistence susceptibility assessment
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 07, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has expanded its Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program to include subsidence susceptibility assessment due to sinkhole collapse in areas of the country that are characterized by karst topography.
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MGB to Zambales miners: suspension order stays
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 30, 2015

A team from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) who validated the compliance of three nickel mines in Sta. Cruz, Zambalez with the conditions of the Temporary Lifting Orders (TLOs) imposed last February recommended the continued suspension of their mining operations until all conditions are fully complied with.
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Anti-illegal mining fact finding committee get training
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 22, 2015

Members of the Secretariat of the DOJ-DENR-DILG Joint Fact Finding Committee (FFC) on Illegal Mining were given a two-day mineral familiarization workshop by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in line with the capability building of the FFC to further enhance its efficiency as anti-illegal mining enforcers and advocates.
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Zambales miners told to rehabilitate water bodies, construct mine road
MGB, July 07, 2015

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has ordered three mining companies operating in Zambales to fast-track the rehabilitation of polluted water bodies, as well as farms and fishponds affected by their operations.
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MGB director slammed over black sand pronouncements
Jojo Riñoza, July 06, 2015

MGB director slammed over black sand pronouncements by Jojo Riñoza July 5, 2015 Share 0 Tweet 1 Share 0 Email 0 Share 5 Lingayen, Pangasinan — The Provincial Legal Officer here has slammed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for alleged inconsistencies in its statements regarding the piles of black sand in this capital town. Lawyer Geraldine Baniqued, in her letter to MGB Regional Director Carlos Tayag last July 2, stated that “seemingly inconsistent statements made over the issue of black sand mining appears to undermine the integrity of PMRB (Provincial Mining Regulatory Board), as well as the national agency that you represent, considering that your good office previously made statements affirming the fact that there was no mining activity in the golf course area.”
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What would life be without mining?
Jose Bayani Baylon, July 03, 2015

Then Ka Ted went into something more interesting in my book – mining. At issue is a mining firm that is said to have been given the proper permits to mine for gold in Batangas - an idea which in the eyes of Ka Ted calls forth all the ghosts and evils of mining.
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June 6th: PUBLICLY listed Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) of the Alcantara Group may spin off subsidiary ACR Mining Corp.
Riza T. Olchondra, June 29, 2015

“Once it (ACR Mining) is distributed via property dividend we have the option to list it on the PSE (Philippine Stock Exchange) but we cannot give it a definite timetable,” ACR CFO Luis R. Ymson Jr. said in an interview. ACR recently declared it would distribute ACR Mining shares as property dividends to the parent firm’s eligible shareholders.
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