Tags: Mining Act of 1995

BY ACE ALEGRE Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 29, August 26-September 1, 2007 TUBA, Benguet – Philex’s open-pit mines in a 98-hectare gold-rich area in Barangay (village) Camp 3 here are being operated illegally, a government lawyer has disclosed. Although the gold and copper mining firm obtained a special mines permit earlier this year…

BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com The Kalinga provincial section of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF), a regional organization under the umbrella of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), announced that they will heighten their tactical offensives against the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and reiterated their call for fetad,…

After failing to enact a controversial National Minerals Policy (NMP) due to widespread opposition by environmental groups and mining-affected communities, the government changed tact. Out of the blue, it issued last week Executive Order 270 which it says aims to promulgate a Minerals Action Plan within 90 days to revitalize the mining industry. But NGOs…