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Minerals and Metals Industry welcomes 45 new Metallurgical Engineers
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 20, 2014

The Professional Regulatory Board for Metallurgical Engineering (PRB-MET) of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) formally announced that 38 of 51 graduates of Metallurgical Engineering succeeded in passing the most recent Metallurgical Engineering Licensure Exams. Seven other graduates were successful in passing the same exam earlier this year bringing a total of 45 new Metallurgical Engineers for 2014.
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MGB employees "Race to Serve" at CSC anniversary
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 17, 2014

Employees of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently participated in the R.A.C.E. to Serve IV Fun Run 2014 activity of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in celebration of its 114th Anniversary.
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MGB facilitates learning session on MSPP
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 17, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently facilitated the six-day learning session on Merit Selection and Promotion Plan (MSPP).
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PMSEA celebrates its 61st ANMSEC
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, October 16, 2014

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) is set to conduct its four-day celebration of the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC), the most attended and most awaited annual event of the mining industry in the country.
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News Articles
Marcventures receives go signal to resume mining operations in Surigao
VG Cabuag - O, October 20, 2014

MARCVENTURES Holdings Inc. on Friday said it received the green light from a government agency to resume its full mining operations and commercial production in Surigao del Sur.
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Nickel Asia sells P20.6-billion nickel ore in 9 months
Roderick Abad, October 14, 2014

MINING firm Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) said it sold a total of 14.26 million wet metric tons (WMT) of nickel ore valued at P20.6 billion as of end-September 2014. The nine-month shipment volume of its four operating mines was 38 percent higher than 10.32 million WMT delivered in the same period in 2013, while the amount was 165 percent greater than last year’s P7.8 billion.
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Sand mining blamed for Cagayan floods
Raymund Catindig, October 14, 2014

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Unabated black sand mining has been blamed for the floods that submerged several areas in Aparri town, Cagayan at the height of Typhoon Ompong last week.
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Budget to be passed on time
By Imee Charlee C. Delavin Reporter and Vince Alvic A.F. Nonato, September 30, 2014

CONGRESS IS eyeing to present the 2015 budget for signature to President Benigno S. C. Aquino III by Dec. 15. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon made this announcement yesterday during the general membership meeting of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) where he was guest speaker.
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Mine, mine, mine
The BusinessMirror Editorial, September 22, 2014

MINERS are throwing a fit in the dirt. The reason is that there is a proposed bill allowing the government to bring home a 10-percent doggie-bag share in the mining industry’s gross sale. This means that if it would be based on adjusted net-mining revenue scales, the total, as reported, could reach 55 percent.
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