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MGB News
MGB encodes 2nd-half funds for FY2014
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 20, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, represented by its personnel from the Finance Division, continuously supports the innovation in budget release being implemented by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through participating on the encoding of its Allotment of Central and Regional Offices for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
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Metallic production up by 17.11% in Q1 2014
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 12, 2014

Total Philippine metallic production value is on a good start, posting an increase of 17.11%, for a total First Quarter (Q1) value of PhP21.98 billion, against PhP18.77 billion recorded a year ago, up by PhP3.21 billion.
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MGB issues suspension orders to four Zambales mining operations
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 07, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office (MGB RO) No. III recently issued Suspension Orders on the mining operations of BenguetCorp. Nickel Mines, Inc., Eramen Minerals, Inc., lnl Archipelago Minerals, Inc. and Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation in Sta. Cruz and Candelaria, Zambales due to the unsystematic mining or stripping methods being employed.
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News Articles
RTG gets permit for Bunawan gold project
Czeriza Valencia, August 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Australia-listed RTG Mining announced that an exploration permit has been granted for the Bunawan gold project in Agusan del Sur in which it has a stake. In a disclosure to the Toronto stock exchange late Wednesday, the company said the exploration permit (EP-033-XIII) covers 677 hectares of working area.
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Mine workers sa Zambales umapela
Joselito Perez, August 12, 2014

Mahigit sa 1,000 mine workers sa Sta. Cruz, Zambales ang nagsagawa ng protest caravan upang ipanawagan ang pagbabalik-operasyon ng apat na minahan sa kanilang bayan kung saan pagmimina ang pangunahing ikinabubuhay ng mga residente sa nabanggit na bayan.
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Ang mining sa mata ng kabataan
Jeany Lacorte, August 08, 2014

Kung mayroong mga tumutuligsa sa pagmi­mina, mayroon din namang sumu­suporta na nakaagaw ng aking atensyon bilang isang tubong-­Zambales kung saan mayroong mga minahan.
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Philex environment program lauded
Dexter A. See, August 07, 2014

TUBA, Benguet—Governor Nestor Fongwan lauded Philex Mining Corp. for environmental programs at its Padcal mine as they signed a public-private partnership on climate-change with six other government and nongovernment offices.
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Mining stakeholders hit EMB, MGB over ‘questionable’ suspension order
Ashley Manabat, August 06, 2014

STAKEHOLDERS of a commercial mining operations in Santa Cruz, Zambales, are up in arms against the regional offices of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for their decision to grant the complaint of a private individual that resulted in the suspension of operations that rendered them jobless over for more than two weeks now.
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