Prelude to legalizing mining: Mercury test done in Surigao City’s only watershed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) — A test sampling to determine the presence of mercury in the rivers and creeks in Parang-parang watershed were conducted yesterday in preparation for the creation… »

Biz group wants Surigao watershed preserved

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 March) – A local business group has made known its position on the still unresolved issue of whether to allow a Minahang Bayan or people’s small-scale mining… »

CDO’s groundwater supply getting depleted — study

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – This city’s groundwater supply is getting depleted, according to a 2009 study done by the Institute of Philippine of Ateneo de Manila University,… »

Water crisis looms in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – The Surigao Metropolitan Water District has admitted it has been unable to provide enough water to its consumers the past few months due to the… »

Construction of NortCot’s water dam now half complete

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 Aug) – The construction of a state-of-the-art dam of North Cotabato’s Metro Kidapawan Water District (MKWD) is now half complete, reports say. Once completed, it would benefit… »

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