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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
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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