Government moves to formalize small-scale mining

Despite the calamities being associated with the mining industry, the government continues to move toward the formalization and regulation of the small-scale mining industry to help in economic recovery. In a recent virtual forum, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said it is now crafting amendments to  Republic Act 7076 or the People’s Small-Scale Mining...
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Chamber welcomes move to regulate small-scale mining

Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP), which is composed of some of the country’s biggest mining companies, welcomed the proposal of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to further regulate small-scale mining (SSM) activities in the Philippines.   But, the group warned that allowing explosives in SSM areas, just like what MGB is planning,...
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DOF Forms Team to Make Mining Site Active Again

The Department of Finance (DOF) is forming an interagency team to look at how mining assets can be privatized given the many legal issues surrounding these. According to DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, the team is composed of representatives from the DOF, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Privatization...
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