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THE PHILIPPINE MINERALS INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
The Philippine Minerals Industry At A Glance
MGB News
MGB hosts year-end CSC Cluster Meeting
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, December 18, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) successfully hosted the year-end Civil Service Commission (CSC) Cluster Meeting for all Bureaus and attached agencies under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Agriculture (DA).
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PMSEA Celebrates 61st ANMSEC
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, December 18, 2014

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association celebrated its 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference on November 11-14, 2014 in Baguio City.
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Metallic Mines top rank Mine Safety Field Competition
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, December 18, 2014

Various metallic mining companies emerged as champions in the recently concluded Mine Safety Field Competition during the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) held last November 14, 2014 at Melvin Jones, Football Grounds, Baguio City.
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MeTD Initiates Re-Tooling of Personnel's Know-How on Sample Preparation
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, December 15, 2014

A two (2)-day training/workshop on sampling techniques on ore samples for laboratory test works was conducted on December 3-4, 2014, at the Metallurgical Technology Division’s (MeTD) Laboratory of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Office (MGB). The event was attended by the engineers, chemists, and laboratory technicians/aides of MeTD.
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Regional Accountants assume more roles after organizational changes
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, December 12, 2014

Recent organizational changes at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) require Regional Accountants to simultaneously assume the role of Finance Section Chief in their respective regions. This is part of the stream lining measures being adopted by the MGB for a learner but meaner organizational set-up.
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News Articles
Top mine firm says no worry as it retires 448 workers
Kimberlie Quitasol, Inquirer Northern Luzon, December 15, 2014

BAGUIO CITY—Gold producer Philex Mining Corp. has retired 448 managers and workers at its Padcal mine, but the company said it was part of a manpower “right-sizing” program and not due to plunging world metals prices.
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Black sand mining in the Philippines
Sara Soliven De Guzman, December 09, 2014

Studies by environmental groups in areas with black sand mining showed that black sand mining operations contributed to the depletion of fisheries, erosion of land and severe flooding in coastal and riverside communities. Town folk cannot sleep because of the noisy operation going-on. The local office of Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in the province said that they have ongoing operations to stop magnetite mining. However, further investigation showed that the ones impacting people’s livelihoods and safety are the legal mining companies.
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Suggestions for mining stakeholders
Rey Gamboa, December 02, 2014

More than two weeks ago, at Camp John Hay in Baguio City, Philex Mining Corp. chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan delivered the keynote address during the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference.
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Carrascal bags award for best mining program
The BusinessMirror Editorial, November 27, 2014

Carrascal Nickel Corp. (CNC) once again bagged the coveted Best Mining Forest Program Award for Metallic Category for the year 2014. The award was given during the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference testimonial dinner on November 14 at Cap-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center at Camp John Hay in Baguio City.
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