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MGB retirees attend retirement opportunities seminar
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, February 17, 2015

Aimed at helping the employees who are scheduled for retirement in availing the best retirement scheme and wisely investing their benefits, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently held the “Retirement Opportunities: Beyond the Basics Seminar”.
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MGB scholar garners Most Relevant Re-entry Project Award
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, February 17, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) scholar, Engr. Rhoda M. Noble, recently garnered the Most Relevant Re-Entry Project (ReP) Award given by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for her ReP entitled “Scorecard for Safety and Health, Environment and Social Development (SHES) Performance.”
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MeTD acquires laboratory autoclave for R&D projects
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, February 17, 2015

The Metallurgical Technology Division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau is expecting the delivery of a laboratory autoclave which will be used for various Research & Development (R&D) projects of the Division. The equipment is expected to be delivered on the first quarter of 2015.
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Metallic Production Soars in Q3 2014
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, February 10, 2015

Metallic production value soared in Q3 2014 from PhP74.82 billion in 2013 to PhP102.47 billion in 2014, an increase of 37%, or PhP27.65 billion.
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News Articles
Photos: Child miners exposed to toxic chemicals in illegal gold mines
LARRY C. PRICE, February 24, 2015

Small-scale gold mining in the Philippines uses mercury and cyanide to extract elemental gold from ore extracted from mines and pits dug by hand. Very young children, some as young as four, are put to work at less dangerous but still rigorous tasks in the gold mining areas. These include panning in streams or rivers and hauling ore sacks that can weigh up to 60 pounds.
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Mining sector opposes 8 'mining-free' zones
Pia Ranada, February 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Representatives from the mining sector expressed their reservations about the plan to declare 8 provinces as mining-free zones during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, February 17. The hearing looked into 8 bills filed separately by 8 congressmen to declare their provinces and one district as off-limits to mining.
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NickelAsia’s VAT petition granted
Vince Alvic Alexis F. Nonato, February 17, 2015

against a P7.45-million assessment decision issued by a third-level official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Although the CTA Third Division acknowledged that a subordinate’s actions may be ratified by the superior if allowed by law, it noted that the National Internal Revenue Code did not authorize Officer-in-Charge Assistant Commissioner Alfredo V. Misajon to correct, in his letter to NickelAsia, an “error” found in a 2007 revenue regulation.
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46 families evacuated as sinkhole appears in GenSan
Philippine News Agency, February 17, 2015

General Santos City – The city government forcibly evacuated some 46 families from an urban coastal community here on Sunday after a sinkhole occurred in the area. Joseph Alvin Veneracion, chair of Barangay Dadiangas South here, said Monday they cleared a portion of Purok Tinago in their village of all its residents to prevent any untoward incident that could be caused by the sinkhole, which was estimated at around 40 meters in diameter.
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Mining production grows 37%
Anna Leah G. Estrada, February 10, 2015

Mining production grew 37 percent in the first nine months of 2014 from a year ago, on the back of higher nickel prices, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said Monday. MGB director Leo Jasareno said the value of metallic production in the nine-month period amounted to P102.47 billion, up from P74.82 billion recorded in the same period in 2013.
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EITI Report
PH-EITI Secretariat, February 10, 2015

First Country Report December 2014
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