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MGB leads geohazards IEC campaign in Antique
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 24, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently led the conduct of a Seminar-Workshop on the Results of Multi-hazard Mapping in the Province of Antique as part of its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign aimed at increasing the level of awareness and preparedness of community leaders and educators on natural hazards.
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MGB participates in first metro-wide earthquake drill
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 18, 2015

Intended to increase the awareness of the public on disaster preparedness, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), participated in the recently concluded first Metro-wide Earthquake Drill spearheaded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
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MGB hosts mining conflict, dispute resolution confab
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 18, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently hosted the Mines and Adjudication Board (MAB) and Panel of Arbitrators’ (PA) 3rd Seminar-Workshop on Mining Conflict/Dispute Resolution. The activity is part of the continuing education for the MAB and PA members and staff on the recent Executive Orders issued by the Executive Department, and jurisprudence promulgated by the Judiciary to further capacitate them in effectively resolving mining conflicts and disputes.
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News Articles
Miners poisoned, buried in landslide in Benguet
Florante S. Solmerin, Dexter A. See, August 25, 2015

Four miners were poisoned to death in two separate incidents Sunday inside two mining tunnels in Barangay Tuding, Itogon, Benguet, Supt. Cherry Fajardo, public information officer of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera, said Monday. Three of the victims were from Sitio Baguio Gold and were identified as Ismael Sadya-as, 25, Bambi Dongla, 28, and Tula Mateo, 53.
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Philippines, Iran to talk on mining investment
Secretary of Trade Gregory L. Domingo, August 24, 2015

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) – A Filipino economic delegation has arrived in Iran on Saturday to hold talks with Iranian officials on mining investment. During its three-day stay, the Filipino delegation would ink an agreement with Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
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How the Philippines Missed Out on Commodities Prosperity
Trefor Moss, August 20, 2015

MANILA—Resources giant Glencore PLC’s decision to quit the Philippines has deepened the sense of gloom in the country’s mining sector, which company executives claim is being throttled by government regulation. While other resource-rich countries incentivized mining during the global commodities boom, the Philippines did the opposite, according to mining executives, by imposing a freeze on new mining permits and threatening to hike mining taxe
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