No to Large Scale Mining

No to Large Scale Mining

Rallyists stage a picket outside the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Surigao City Thursday (25 August 2016) reiterating calls to stop large scale mining ope ...

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Jacinto named DENR Usec and MGB chief

Jacinto named DENR Usec and MGB chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed geologist Mario Luis Jacinto as Undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DE ...

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32 illegal loggers apprehended

32 illegal loggers apprehended

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 July) -- Local authorities apprehended 32 suspected illegal loggers in Davao Region from January to June this year, an environment official said. Victor B ...

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MGB to conduct geological study on coastal erosion in GenSan

MGB to conduct geological study on coastal erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) is set to conduct a comprehensive geological study to determine the real cause and extent of a coa ...

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MGB-Caraga wants cease and desist order vs mining firm lifted

MGB-Caraga wants cease and desist order vs mining firm lifted

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) -- A mining firm in Surigao del Norte has obtained a recommendation from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-Caraga regional office in Suri ...

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GenSan reviews drainage master plan

GenSan reviews drainage master plan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 June) -- The city government has launched a comprehensive review of the city's drainage master plan to effectively address the flooding problems ...

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5 Dinagat mining firms don’t have permit to transport ore – MGB

5 Dinagat mining firms don’t have permit to transport ore – MGB

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) –Five of the nine mining companies operating in the province of Dinagat Islands still do not have Ore Transport Permits (OTP) from the Mines an ...

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MGB-12 to conduct detailed geohazard mapping in 19 more towns

MGB-12 to conduct detailed geohazard mapping in 19 more towns

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 January)-- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is targeting to cover 19 more municipal ...

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MGB-Caraga says will reject dormant mine applicants

MGB-Caraga says will reject dormant mine applicants

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Oct.) —The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-13 has notified at least 20 applicants of mining exploration permits being considered dormant that their applica ...

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Surigao court orders arrest of MGB chief

Surigao court orders arrest of MGB chief

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – For snubbing a court hearing twice, a Regional Trial Court here has ordered the arrest of Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) acting chief Leo L ...

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Court orders mining firm to vacate area

Court orders mining firm to vacate area

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 August) –  The Regional Trial Court in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur has ordered the Shenzhou Mining Group Corporation (SMGC) to vacate the mining area at t ...

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Mining firms in Caraga eye 840 foreign shipments for 2013

Mining firms in Caraga eye 840 foreign shipments for 2013

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 August)—Mining firms are targeting to export 840 shipments of nickel ore and gold deposits from the Caraga region this year, an industry official said. ...

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2 mining firms in Caraga under close watch

2 mining firms in Caraga under close watch

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – Two mining firms in Caraga Region are currently being closely watched by a multisectoral monitoring group – one firm for polluting a river, an ...

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Sacked MGB subordinate in Caraga sues boss; mining firm also files suit

Sacked MGB subordinate in Caraga sues boss; mining firm also files suit

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July)— Caraga Region Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional director Roger de Dios, who was earlier relieved, has filed an administrative case agai ...

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MGB-12 to provide geohazard maps to LGUs

MGB-12 to provide geohazard maps to LGUs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 12 is set to distribute copies of geohazard maps to local government units (LGUs) in th ...

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Geohazard mapping done for 19 Soccsksargen areas

Geohazard mapping done for 19 Soccsksargen areas

[h2] GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/16 April) -- Government geologists have completed during the first quarter of the year the detailed geohazard mapping of two more municipalities ...

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MGB-13 refuses again to enforce order vs mining firm

MGB-13 refuses again to enforce order vs mining firm

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 February) – Saying it wanted to clarify some legal issues first, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Caraga Region had again refused to enforce an ...

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New Bataan: To relocate or not?

New Bataan: To relocate or not?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) 11 discussed Tuesday whether or not to relocate the entire municipality of New Bataan in Compostela Valley ...

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Loren:  Geohazard maps should have been blown up, communicated properly

Loren: Geohazard maps should have been blown up, communicated properly

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) -- Failing to communicate the geo-hazard maps and weather advisories to the provincial and municipal governments led to the tragedy that was Typh ...

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Mining firm in Surigao Norte faces probe by SP

Mining firm in Surigao Norte faces probe by SP

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 November) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Surigao del Norte on Monday voted unanimously to investigate alleged violations by a mining company operatin ...

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Lake Sebu village unsafe for dwelling – MGB

Lake Sebu village unsafe for dwelling – MGB

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recommended the permanent relocatio ...

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Landslides feared in Koronadal villages

Landslides feared in Koronadal villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – Government geologists have declared portions of an upland village in nearby Koronadal City as high-risk areas to landslides, especially ...

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MGB says it’s not remiss in warning LGUs

MGB says it’s not remiss in warning LGUs

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 Dec) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mining and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-10) has repeatedly issued warnings of landslides a ...

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MGB orders stop to illegal mining in San Fernando

MGB orders stop to illegal mining in San Fernando

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/1 September) – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Northern Mindanao 10 (DENR-10) has order ...

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Pantukan landslide site declared a no-habitation zone

Pantukan landslide site declared a no-habitation zone

DAVAOCITY (MindaNews/25 April) -- The site in Sitio Panganason, Barangay Kingking in Pantukan, Compostela Valley where a landslide occurred Friday has been closed to human occupan ...

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MGB junks 15 mining applications in Southwestern Mindanao

MGB junks 15 mining applications in Southwestern Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 December) ---The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Southwestern Mindanao has denied the application of 15 mining companies for failure to comply w ...

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MGB warns folk living in Davao City's landslide-prone areas

MGB warns folk living in Davao City's landslide-prone areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) --The Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) has warned residents living along the slopes of Shrine Hills and along the banks of the Davao River th ...

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