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MGB, stakeholders discuss new mining policies
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 04, 2015

In its bid to promote responsible and sustainable mining, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently conducted a two-day stakeholders forum with the theme “What’s Up and New in Philippine Mining: Understanding Recent Policies that Govern Mining Operations to Promote Responsible and Sustainable Mining.”
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MGB backs local jewelry industry bid for ISO compliance
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 27, 2015

In support of the Philippine jewelry industry’s move to become compliant with the standards prescribed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), thru its Metallurgical Technology Division, provides the technical know-how on the analysis and identification of precious metals, alloying elements related to jewelry production, and the safe and environmentally sound extraction of these precious metals for the industry’s utilization.
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MGB engineers given training thru AusAID
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 27, 2015

Mining engineers of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central and Regional Offices recently underwent a “Training on Design Monitoring and Closure of TSFs” on June 15-24, 2015 in Baguio City conducted by the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), an agency established by The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland in partnership with the Australian Government through the Australian Aid initiative.
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Western seaboard under threat against coastal hazards as Habagat intensifies
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, July 22, 2015

With the onset of rainy season and the prevalence of the southwest monsoon, western seaboard towns are likely to experience coastal flooding, erosion and landslides. People living near the coasts of La Union, Zambales, Pangasinan and Ilocos provinces coast are constantly living under the threat of these hazards due to the effects of strong Habagat and the recent parade of typhoons (Egay, Falcon, Nangka) that brought storm surges, gusty winds and huge waves.
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MGB seeks probe of excessive groundwater extraction in Batac
Jonathan L. Mayuga, August 04, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is calling for an investigation into the excessive extraction of groundwater in Batac, Ilocos Norte, which may have caused a ground rupture in Barangay Palongpong Proper and Sitio Calubuan.
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Opposition legislators welcome gov’t plan to hike workers’pay
Gerry Baldo, August 03, 2015

Opposition lawmakers yesterday welcomed the Aquino government’s plan to grant a salary increase to the country’s 1.6 million state workers, stressing it should be prioritized under the proposed P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016. Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III said the proposed pay hike is badly needed by government workers.
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Lobo mining project ‘socially acceptable,’ say residents
MST News, July 31, 2015

Some 1,200 residents from all twenty-four barangays of the municipality of Lobo, Batangas staged a pro-mining rally on Monday to demonstrate their support for the implementation of Egerton Gold Philippines’ gold mining project.
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