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Lopez bans open pit mining
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Just a few days before her confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez threw another shot at the mining industry after she issued an order banning all prospective open pit mines in the country.
Philex earns P432 M in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. reported a net income of P432.27 million in the first quarter, slightly higher than a year ago due to higher metal prices and favorable exchange rates.
Online job hiring up in March
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Online job hiring in the Philippines maintained its momentum in March, posting an eight percent year-on-year growth amid an improving domestic economy, an online research firm said.
NIA proposes P42-B budget for 2018
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is proposing a P42-billion budget next year in line with efforts to expand the coverage of the free irrigation scheme.
DA starts seeding major river basins
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 7:31pm
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is jumpstarting a five-year program aimed at seeding the country’s major river basins and lakes with fingerlings to improve local marine productivity.
Suspended PCA chief refuses decision recommending his removal
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 9:04am
Preventively suspended Philippine Coconut Authority chief Avelino Andal has refused to accept the decision of the investigating body that recommended his removal and replacement after he was found guilty of alleged...
DA eyes increased trade, tech transfer with Sweden
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) eyes increased trade and cooperation with Sweden particularly in the field of technology and modernization.
DENR set to cancel Dizon Mine mining contract
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to cancel a mining contract of an open pit mine in Zambales after the mining firm has not been able to maintain and rehabilitate the mine for the...
PCA chief next to face Cabinet Secretary’s scrutiny
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Avelino Andal is next up for scrutiny of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary after being preventively suspended from his post following corruption allegations.
Rice imports deferred
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The government has decided to formally defer the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice despite the continued insistence of the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy from international sources.
DENR verdict on mines suspension out soon
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to decide on the fate of the 75 mining contracts which have been been ordered cancelled in an intensified government crackdown on mines deemed destructive...
Lopez worries about possible mining links of MICC review members
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 20, 2017 - 12:40pm
The Mining Industry Coordinating Council is under a new disagreement after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources expressed that it wants to immediately start the formal multi-stakeholder review on the...
Gina slams Medialdea over mining trust fund order
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez yesterday slammed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea for “counteracting” her order for mining firms to set up a P2-million trust fund for farmers affected by destructive...
Lopez questions reversal of trust fund requirement for mining firms
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 19, 2017 - 3:51pm
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is clashing with another member of the Cabinet after Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea counteracted her order for mining companies to put up a trust fund before they can remove...
Chamber of Mines: Lopez reappointment as DENR chief 'unfortunate'
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 19, 2017 - 9:16am
The country’s mining industry finds the reappointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez as unfortunate and reiterated that she remains unqualified for the post.
DA prepares for El Niño
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is adopting preparatory measures amid threat of another dry spell that may dampen productivity of the farming sector.
DA task force sets inventory of rice stocks
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will lead the creation of a task force to look into the nationwide inventory of rice stocks to counter allegations of a current shortage and speculation of possible importation...
Tight supply pushing up pork prices
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) is calling on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to study the industry gaps that are resulting in an increase in the prices of pork.
Manila Water sees resolution of arbitration case by 2018
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. expects an international arbitration panel to issue by next year a resolution on its case against the government.
Backdoor talks conducted for rice import from Thailand?
by Louise Maureen Simeon - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority (NFA) may have conducted backdoor negotiations for a possible rice importation from Thailand despite a recent order from President Duterte to prioritize rice purchase from local...
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