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DENR: No letup in Laguna Lake cleanup
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 21, 2017 - 10:42pm
The government will not ease up on clearing operations in Laguna de Bay despite expected revenue losses for the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DEN...
BIAP opposes excise tax on beverages
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 20, 2017 - 12:00am
The proposed increase in excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages will likely hinder economic growth and increase production cost of several goods, which would eventually trickle down to consumers, an industry g...
Lopez unfazed by possible graft raps
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is unfazed by possible graft charges that mining firms may file against her.
Jollibee links farmers to comm’l supply chain
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Fastfood giant Jolibee Food Corp. is expanding further its farmers entrepreneurship program (FEP) to help small farmers improve their economic and social well-being
Meat firms back extension of import levy on agri products
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Meat firms back extension of import levy on agri products Louise Maureen Simeon MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) and the Meat Importer and Traders Assoc...
Philex worries over cancelled mining contracts
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2017 - 10:42pm
Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. has expressed serious concern over the cancellation of subsidiary Silangan Mindanao Mining Co. Inc.’s mining contract involving a copper and gold project located in Suri...
Mining firms mull graft charges vs Lopez
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2017 - 10:36pm
Mining firms are considering filing graft charges against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for the alleged lack of due process in her orders to close 28 operations and cancel 75 mining contracts, which may hind...
New Maynilad reservoirs completed soon
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 17, 2017 - 11:33pm
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is set to complete by April five new reservoirs worth P2 billion as part of efforts to improve water supply and pressure in elevated portions of its service...
Scrapped mining contracts seen to affect taxpayers
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 15, 2017 - 5:33pm
The country's taxpayers may be the ones to shoulder the effects of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's order to cancel mining contracts and close down mine sites should stakeholders decide to take their last res...
DENR cancels 75 MPSAs in watersheds
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 14, 2017 - 6:07pm
After closing and suspending 28 firms, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez continues her rampage against the mining industry as she ordered the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSA) of si...
Maynilad lowers NRW loss
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 14, 2017 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. has recovered more than 900 million liters of water per day (MLD) since it started its non-revenue water (NRW) program in 2008.
Mining firms block Lopez appointment
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 14, 2017 - 12:00am
The mining industry has filed an opposition to the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez due to her alleged bias against large-scale players.
Semirara to hike output 10% this year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Consunji-led Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC), the country’s largest coal producer, expects to increase production by 10 percent this year following the on-track expansion in its mine site in Antiqu...
Formalize small-scale mining, NGO urges gov’t
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
An environmental group is urging the government to formalize the local small-scale mining sector, which accounts for 60 percent of the country’s total gold production.
NIA wants P4-B budget next year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2017 - 12:00am
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will seek a P4-billion budget next year to cover the continuation of the government’s program of free irrigation services to enhance the local farm sector&rsqu...
Abaca export earnings up 17%
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Export earnings from abaca products went up 17 percent in the first nine months of 2016 despite a decrease in volume demand from major markets, the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) rep...
SL Agritech defers P8-B public offer
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Hybrid rice and seeds producer SL Agritech Corp. has pushed back its planned initial public offering to early next year to raise as much as P8 billion, its top official said.
Maynilad allots P13.2B for projects this year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 8, 2017 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is spending P13.2 billion for its water and wastewater infrastructure projects this year.
Mining firms say Gina Lopez creating bigger problem
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Mining stakeholders continue to hit on Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, saying the agency’s head is creating an even bigger problem for the industry resulting in the stalling of economic growth momentum ...
Rock Energy mulls legal case vs DENR
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
A coal stockyard facility in Manila threatened to file a legal case against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) should the agency continue to refuse to lift the suspension of its environm...
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