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THE PHILIPPINE MINERALS INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
The Philippine Minerals Industry At A Glance
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MGB bags Best Cartographic Map Design in 2014 ESRI User Conference
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 21, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was awarded the Best Cartographic Map Design for its entry in the Map Gallery competition during the 2014 Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) User Conference held on September 23-25, 2014 at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel Manila, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
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Minerals and Metals Industry welcomes 45 new Metallurgical Engineers
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 20, 2014

The Professional Regulatory Board for Metallurgical Engineering (PRB-MET) of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) formally announced that 38 of 51 graduates of Metallurgical Engineering succeeded in passing the most recent Metallurgical Engineering Licensure Exams. Seven other graduates were successful in passing the same exam earlier this year bringing a total of 45 new Metallurgical Engineers for 2014.
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MGB allows nickel-mining company to resume operation, plant 3M trees
Jonathan L. Mayuga, October 24, 2014

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has finally allowed Marcventures Mining Development Corp. (MMDC) to resume its nickel-mining operation in Cantillan, Surigao del Sur, but ordered the company to plant 3 million trees as a consequence of its unauthorized operation outside its approved area last year.
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Include small miners, too
Letters to the Editor, October 21, 2014

The small-scale mining industry is a significant force that can either push our economy up or drag it down. The drop in gold sales to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is a clear example of this. Unfortunately, most have yet to fully grasp the enormity of the problem that comes with government’s lack of recognition and assistance to the small-scale mining sector. “Benguet solons seek scrapping of taxes on small-scale gold mining” (Inquirer.net, 9/17/14) reported that a bill has been filed to remove the taxes imposed on gold sold to the BSP by small-scale miners. While we are always in support of measures that eliminate the barriers to the sale of gold to the BSP, government should also look at ways to facilitate the formalization of the small-scale mining industry. Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/79460/include-small-miners-too#ixzz3Gjkf3wE9 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
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Marcventures receives go signal to resume mining operations in Surigao
VG Cabuag - O, October 20, 2014

MARCVENTURES Holdings Inc. on Friday said it received the green light from a government agency to resume its full mining operations and commercial production in Surigao del Sur.
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Sand mining blamed for Cagayan floods
Raymund Catindig, October 14, 2014

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Unabated black sand mining has been blamed for the floods that submerged several areas in Aparri town, Cagayan at the height of Typhoon Ompong last week.
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