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MGB to Zambales miners: suspension order stays
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 30, 2015

A team from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) who validated the compliance of three nickel mines in Sta. Cruz, Zambalez with the conditions of the Temporary Lifting Orders (TLOs) imposed last February recommended the continued suspension of their mining operations until all conditions are fully complied with.
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MGB proposes higher budget for 2016
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 22, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently submitted its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016 amounting to PhP1.88 billion, 136% higher than the PhP795.37 million budget for 2015.
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MGB commemorates 2015 Earth Day
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 22, 2015

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently participated in several activities in commemoration of the 2015 Earth Day with the main theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone.”
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Anti-illegal mining fact finding committee get training
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, June 22, 2015

Members of the Secretariat of the DOJ-DENR-DILG Joint Fact Finding Committee (FFC) on Illegal Mining were given a two-day mineral familiarization workshop by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in line with the capability building of the FFC to further enhance its efficiency as anti-illegal mining enforcers and advocates.
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News Articles
What would life be without mining?
Jose Bayani Baylon, July 03, 2015

Then Ka Ted went into something more interesting in my book – mining. At issue is a mining firm that is said to have been given the proper permits to mine for gold in Batangas - an idea which in the eyes of Ka Ted calls forth all the ghosts and evils of mining.
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June 6th: PUBLICLY listed Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) of the Alcantara Group may spin off subsidiary ACR Mining Corp.
Riza T. Olchondra, June 29, 2015

“Once it (ACR Mining) is distributed via property dividend we have the option to list it on the PSE (Philippine Stock Exchange) but we cannot give it a definite timetable,” ACR CFO Luis R. Ymson Jr. said in an interview. ACR recently declared it would distribute ACR Mining shares as property dividends to the parent firm’s eligible shareholders.
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MGB seeks P1.88-B budget in 2016 to fund projects

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is proposing a 136-percent increase in its budget for next year to fund projects in line with the government’s priority programs, particularly on disaster preparedness and mitigation. In a statement, MGB director Leo Jasareno said they have submitted their proposed budget of P1.88 billion for fiscal year 2016, up from P795.37 million this year.
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Mines bureau seeks major budget hike for projects
Claire-Ann Marie C. Feliciano, June 23, 2015

THE MINES and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) wants to more than double its budget for the next fiscal year to accommodate its priority programs, according to a statement posted on its Web site. A worker hammers gold ore inside a mine in Itogon, Benguet. -- AFP The agency said it proposed a P1.88-billion budget for fiscal year 2016 -- 136% higher compared to the P795.37 million allotted for this year.
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Mining in limbo till at least mid-2016
Melissa Luz T. Lopez, June 22, 2015

THE MINING SECTOR will remain closed to new investors at least until the Aquino administration ends its term at the close of June next year, as a new revenue-sharing bill that would reopen the industry cannot be approved by the current Congress. The House of Representatives has yet to start deliberations on the proposed new mining fiscal regime designed to increase the government’s share in the industry.
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