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THE PHILIPPINE MINERALS INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
The Philippine Minerals Industry At A Glance
MGB News
Leo Van Juguan, 2012 Top Performing Regional Director
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, September 08, 2014

Regional Director Leo Van Juguan of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. VI topped fourteen other Regional Directors for the award of MGB's 2012 Top Performing Regional Director.
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300 new books available at the MGB library
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 29, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently completed the purchase of a two-million peso worth of technical books in accordance with the ongoing modernization program of the bureau's library.
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MGB encodes 2nd-half funds for FY2014
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 20, 2014

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, represented by its personnel from the Finance Division, continuously supports the innovation in budget release being implemented by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through participating on the encoding of its Allotment of Central and Regional Offices for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
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Metallic production up by 17.11% in Q1 2014
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, August 12, 2014

Total Philippine metallic production value is on a good start, posting an increase of 17.11%, for a total First Quarter (Q1) value of PhP21.98 billion, against PhP18.77 billion recorded a year ago, up by PhP3.21 billion.
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News Articles
Illegal sand mining by Chinese firm stopped
Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon, September 02, 2014

BACOLOR, Pampanga—The illegal extraction of black sand by a Chinese company operating in this town made rich from sand spewed out by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruptions in 1991 was stopped last week by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the provincial government, documents showed. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/634524/illegal-sand-mining-by-chinese-firm-stopped#ixzz3C76VQRCV Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
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Province cites role of mines in growth
Butch Gunio, August 26, 2014

STA CRUZ, Zambales—Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. on Monday held a dialog with more than 1,000 displaced workers in front of the capitol, saying that he supported the mining sector which drives province’s economic growth. “I am not against mining. And I understand your plight,” he said before the crowd that included, the families of the workers, farmers and representatives of the mining firms.
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RTG gets permit for Bunawan gold project
Czeriza Valencia, August 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Australia-listed RTG Mining announced that an exploration permit has been granted for the Bunawan gold project in Agusan del Sur in which it has a stake. In a disclosure to the Toronto stock exchange late Wednesday, the company said the exploration permit (EP-033-XIII) covers 677 hectares of working area.
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Mine workers sa Zambales umapela
Joselito Perez, August 12, 2014

Mahigit sa 1,000 mine workers sa Sta. Cruz, Zambales ang nagsagawa ng protest caravan upang ipanawagan ang pagbabalik-operasyon ng apat na minahan sa kanilang bayan kung saan pagmimina ang pangunahing ikinabubuhay ng mga residente sa nabanggit na bayan.
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Ang mining sa mata ng kabataan
Jeany Lacorte, August 08, 2014

Kung mayroong mga tumutuligsa sa pagmi­mina, mayroon din namang sumu­suporta na nakaagaw ng aking atensyon bilang isang tubong-­Zambales kung saan mayroong mga minahan.
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