Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc., the only entries of the Philippines in the 1st ASEAN Minerals Awards (AMA), bagged the Best Practice in Minerals Mining and Best Practice in Minerals Processing awards, respectively.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte once again reminded the mining industry to take care of the environment, restore what their activities have damaged; and reiterated that protection of the environment is the administration’s top priority, while making sure that mining benefits all the Filipinos and not just the rich. Read more: SONA 2018: President’s stance on mining
In response to the growing concerns from the small-scale mining sector, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued Department Memorandum Circular (DMC) No. 2018-05, clarifying that small-scale mining projects in duly declared People’s Small-scale Mining Areas, or Minahang Bayan, pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 7076, or the People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991, are not covered by the moratorium on the acceptance, processing and/or... Read more: Small-scale mining in Minahang Bayan not covered by moratorium
Director Wilfredo G. Moncano of the Mines the Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently signed a Memorandum Circular that will unify and standardize the monitoring system of major mining permits/contracts, and establish a performance rating system for contractors/permittees and permit holders. This will ensure strict compliance to the terms and conditions of the permits/contracts and pertinent laws, rules and regulations. Read more: MGB standardizes monitoring system for mining permits, contracts