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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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MGB approves first EP under EO 79
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 30, 2014

The Mines and Geoscieces Bureau (MGB) recently approved the Exploration Permit (EP) of Goodearth Mining and Development, Inc. (Goodearth), the first EP approved under the Executive Order No. 79 since it was enacted on July 06, 2012.
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MGB hosts Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources delegates
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 23, 2014

A delegation from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Kingdom of Thailand visited the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) office and several geologically significant places in Luzon. The DMR delegation and the MGB representatives discussed possible future cooperation between MGB and DMR.
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News Articles
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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2 die, 6 hurt in mine tunnel gas poisoning
Dexter A. See, July 10, 2014

MANKAYAN, Benguet—Two miners died while six others were brought to the Lepanto District Hospital Monday due to gas poisoning inside a pocket mining tunnel in Sitio Tumtumba Macannawey in Barangay Cabiten, police said Wednesday. Senior Supt. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., provincial police chief, identified the fatalities as Dante Lambino Lingyasan, 36, and Elton Padtoc Labintas, 19 while those hospitalized were as Nobres Tip-ac Libag, 28; Elvis Lambino, 27; Jessie Lambino, 30; Dominic Olio, 42; Junes Bombe, 44 and Carl Lingsayen, 23, all residents of Cabiten.
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Senator to DENR: Make sure LGUs understand geohazard maps
AMITA O. LEGASPI,, July 09, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to ensure that local officials have copies of geohazard maps and that they fully understand them to reduce risks and prevent disasters. In a hearing of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources which she chairs, Legarda said a Mines and Geosciences Bureau official she talked with was unaware if the documents have been distributed to the local government units.
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Effect of mining on Angat watershed exposed
Ramon Efren R. Lazaro, July 03, 2014

WITH the conclusion of the environment month of June, an alliance of environmentalists has raised concerns on the unregulated small-scale gold mining industry in Angat and Marikina watersheds. Elizabeth Carranza, chairman of Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance (SSMNA), said “small-scale gold mining operations are scattered in different watersheds and river systems of Sierra Madre. Since no government body has been monitoring these mining operations, miners are releasing toxic mercury into the waters. Mining also causes heavy siltation and erosion and increases hazards and disaster risk especially to riverside and low-lying communities.”
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