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MGB-CO officials participate in DENR learning event
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 30, 2014

Officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Central Office (MGB-CO) recently participated in a five-day learning event on Administrative Reforms and Anti-Corruption designed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to establish the role of leadership in ensuring moral recovery and integrity among DENR Division Chiefs.
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MGB conducts Effective Business English Writing Workshop
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 30, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently held a two-day workshop on effective Business English Writing on July 1-2, 2014 at the Greenhills Elan Hotel Modern in San Juan City.
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Kalayaan 2014: a display of government service
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 07, 2014

Representatives from all known government agencies gathered at the Rizal Memorial Park for the two-day celebration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day with the theme "Kalayaan 2014: Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago".
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DENR issues warning on 40-foot sinkhole in Cebu islet
Mars W. Mosqueda Jr., July 30, 2014

Bantayan Island, Cebu — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is warning the public against getting near the recently discovered sinkhole in Kinatarcan Islet, Santa Fe town, this island, pending proper assessment by authorities.
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The ‘red sea’ consequence of nickel mining in Zambales
Jonas Reyes, July 28, 2014

Santa Cruz, Zambales — Just as the Red Sea was the terror of the Caanites in the Old Book, so has the coast off this town stirred fear among villagers who have lived to see how waters have turned reddish-brown allegedly due to nickel mining. The Concerned Citizens of Santa Cruz (CCOS) have complained that the river channels and coastal waters of this town have been polluted with nickel laterite, a nickel oxide ore that turns the colors the sea into red.
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OceanaGold center up
Tweet, July 25, 2014

OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc. said it teamed up with Site Group International to undertake construction of an underground mining training center at the Site Kills Training Clark Campus.
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Operations of 4 Zambales mining companies suspended indefinitely
Jonathan L. Mayuga, July 25, 2014

GOVERNMENT regulators have slapped four mining companies with a suspension order, indefinitely stopping their operations in the province of Zambales. Suspended because of unsystematic mining or stripping methods are Zambales Diversified Metals Corp., Benguet Corp. Nickel Mines Inc., Eramen Minerals Inc. and LNL Archipelago Minerals Inc.—all of which operate in Santa Cruz, Zambales, Director Leo Jasareno of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said.
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Zambales wants permits of four mining companies canceled
Henry Empeño, July 11, 2014

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales— Community leaders here have called for the cancellation of permits issued to four mining companies here in face of their continuing defiance of government orders to correct the negative environmental impact of their mining operations.
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