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#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

Uson, Lopez, Flynn | Midday wRap

May 11, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Uson, Lopez, Flynn | Midday wRap

Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don't allow irresponsible mining or 'I'll shoot you'

May 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Mario Luis Jacinto says they will 'definitely stick to the implementation of the applicable laws, rules, and regulations' on mining

Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don't allow irresponsible mining or 'I'll shoot you'

Mining group thanks Duterte for 'due process' on mine closures

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Around 23 mining companies face closure following an audit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Mining group thanks Duterte for 'due process' on mine closures

Gov't to spend P8B for workers displaced by mining closures

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:18 PM

But Senator Joel Villanueva hits the government for being unprepared for the effects of mining closures on workers

Gov't to spend P8B for workers displaced by mining closures

Benguet Corp faces P24-M fine for tailings leak in old mine

Nov 22, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The Environmental Management Bureau in Cordillera region will recommend the fine on Benguet Corporation to the Pollution Adjudication Board, following the tailings leak at its old open-pit mine in Itogon, Benguet

Benguet Corp faces P24-M fine for tailings leak in old mine

Duterte replaces environment official in charge of mining audit

Oct 11, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The new Acting Director IV of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau is Wifredo Moncano, who has served as regional director of the MGB in the Davao Region since 2015

Duterte replaces environment official in charge of mining audit

FCF Minerals Corp to start gold mine operation in Nueva Vizcaya this year

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:34 AM

The Philippine subsidiary of UK firm Metals Exploration Plc will begin the commercial operation of its Runruno Gold Project after more than a decade of exploration and construction of facilities

FCF Minerals Corp to start gold mine operation in Nueva Vizcaya this year

New MGB chief: No one can buy me

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Mario Luis Jacinto takes over the ongoing audit of all mining companies in the country

New MGB chief: No one can buy me

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:32 AM

Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Eastern Samar residents protest nickel hauling in Manicani Island

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Concerned citizens have barricaded the nickel ore stockpile of a subsidiary of Nickel Asia to protest the mining company's activities in Manicani Island in Guiuan

Eastern Samar residents protest nickel hauling in Manicani Island

#Manilakbayan: Lumad to march against 'gov't abuses'

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:16 PM

'Walk with the Lumad' is part of the #Manilakbayan activities protesting against the increasing violence in Mindanao and demanding justice for victims of human rights violations

#Manilakbayan: Lumad to march against 'gov't abuses'

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM

A village in Virac, Itogon is now akin to a ghost town as hundreds of residents have fled their houses after sighting cracks in the ground

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

PH Q1 metal production value up by 7.17%

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Metal prices remain sluggish in the first quarter of 2015, with gold, silver, copper, and nickel all exhibiting negative growth rates year-on-year

PH Q1 metal production value up by 7.17%

Batangas opposes gold mine threatening Verde Island Passage

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste says the provincial government will block any moves to approve the gold mine project near the 'center of the center of marine biodiversity'

Batangas opposes gold mine threatening Verde Island Passage

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in Chedeng areas

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Residents of Aurora, Isabela, and Cagayan are advised to take the necessary precautions

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in Chedeng areas

Philex eyes Padcal extension with add'l minerals found

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan-led firm says it found an additional 110.9 million tons of mineral resources – a find that could extend the mine’s life beyond 2020

Philex eyes Padcal extension with add'l minerals found

Lessons from Guinsaugon: How do landslides happen?

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The landslide that buried the village of Guinsaugon in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte could not have been prevented. But understanding the science behind landslides and using the knowledge for planning and coordinating community action, could prevent loss of lives in the future

Lessons from Guinsaugon: How do landslides happen?

9 years after the landslide, how is Guinsaugon?

Feb 15, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Survivors of the mudslide have moved on. But rebuilding in an area that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards remains a challenge

9 years after the landslide, how is Guinsaugon?

3 mining firms to pay Zambales farmers P3.2M

Jan 22, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Farmers will be compensated for their damaged lots due to nickel laterite operations in the province

3 mining firms to pay Zambales farmers P3.2M

MVP to gov't: Be kinder to mining

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Pangilinan says the mining industry faces 'more difficult times ahead'

MVP to gov't: Be kinder to mining

Gov’t lifts suspension on Philex’s Padcal mine

Aug 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM

The mining company has ‘substantially addressed’ the adverse impacts of the disastrous spill of mining sediments in Benguet in August 2012, says the Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Gov’t lifts suspension on Philex’s Padcal mine

3,000 Zambales mine workers fear loss of jobs

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Government experts found that the operations of 4 mining firms were causing nickel siltation in rivers, farmlands, fishponds, and the sea in Sta Cruz town

3,000 Zambales mine workers fear loss of jobs

4 mining firms suspended over ‘unsystematic’ methods

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau ordered the companies to implement maintenance measures during the suspension of their operations in Central Luzon

4 mining firms suspended over ‘unsystematic’ methods

Draft bill for new mining tax regime finalized

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:00 AM

In the draft, companies either pay 10% tax on gross revenues or 45-55% tax on adjusted mining revenues

Draft bill for new mining tax regime finalized

After Yolanda: The straight road to recovery

May 07, 2014 - 3:18 PM

'Politics contributes and continues to affect the recovery in Leyte and Samar but it would be a serious mistake if we simplify those failures through a distorted analysis based on blame'

After Yolanda: The straight road to recovery

2013 mining investments exceed projections – MGB

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:20 AM

The country's mining sector received $1.311 billion in investments in 2013

2013 mining investments exceed projections – MGB

#CaloyPH: Hazards in affected provinces

Mar 21, 2014 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) This map shows which areas along Caloy’s track are susceptible to floods and landslides

#CaloyPH: Hazards in affected provinces

DENR raids illegal mining plant in CamNorte

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:06 PM

An MGB-NBI team raids a mining plant of Bo Hai Top Mining in Labo, Camarines Norte for operating without a permit

DENR raids illegal mining plant in CamNorte

PH metal output value falls on low prices

Dec 30, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Reduced demand from China has resulted in weak world prices of metals, badly affecting metal production in the country

PH metal output value falls on low prices

Mamanwa tribe perform ritual to lift mine suspension order

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:37 PM

They say the stopped operations has led to loss of livelihood and money for education and health programs

Mamanwa tribe perform ritual to lift mine suspension order

MGB allots P400M for completion of geohazard maps by 2014

Dec 01, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Part of the budget for 2014 will also be used to procure 15 new ground penetrating radars that will map geohazard zones

MGB allots P400M for completion of geohazard maps by 2014

Leyte reconstruction: MGB maps 'no build zones'

Nov 24, 2013 - 10:15 AM

A team of geologists will be sent to Leyte to map where developments are threatened by landslides, flooding, or storm surges

Leyte reconstruction: MGB maps 'no build zones'

DENR calls for preemptive evacuation ahead of Zoraida

Nov 12, 2013 - 9:28 AM

DENR Secretary Ramon Paje warns that the volume of water brought by typhoon Zoraida might aggravate soil conditions, already strained by typhoon Yolanda, and could lead to landslides

DENR calls for preemptive evacuation ahead of Zoraida

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Resilience is key to overcoming the challenges of disasters

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:55 AM

The Visayas earthquake is once again the best argument for an independent national disaster agency

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Gov't geologists to map Bohol sinkholes

Oct 18, 2013 - 6:47 PM

The results of the mapping will be the local government units' reference in issuing warnings to residents, says Mines and Geoscience Bureau's Leo Jasareno

Gov't geologists to map Bohol sinkholes

MGB opposes proposed single tax scheme for mining

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:24 AM

MGB Director Leo Jasareno says the tax scheme being eyed will result in lower government share in mining revenues

MGB opposes proposed single tax scheme for mining

Govt allows Philex to continue operations

Jul 05, 2013 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The country's biggest gold producer is allowed to continue temporary operations in Benguet mountain province while regulators review rehabilitation plans for mine's damaged tailing dam

Govt allows Philex to continue operations

No sinkhole in Zambales - expert

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Experts say there is no sinkhole in Zambales

No sinkhole in Zambales - expert

DENR to study 'sinkhole' in Zambales

Jun 25, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Geologists sent by the government in the area are "studying the rock formations" along the beach

DENR to study 'sinkhole' in Zambales

MGB suspends Surigao Norte firm's mineral processing

Jun 10, 2013 - 2:21 PM

The agency found a 'tension crack' in the miner's tailings storage facility in the province

MGB suspends Surigao Norte firm's mineral processing

Gov't revises 2013 mining targets

Apr 22, 2013 - 9:17 AM

The lifting of moratorium on new mining permit applications led the government to revise anew its investment projections

Gov't revises 2013 mining targets

Ban on new mining permits ends

Mar 15, 2013 - 4:36 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will start accepting applications for mining permits, excluding MPSAs, beginning on March 18

Ban on new mining permits ends

Philex to resume Padcal operations by March 8

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:21 PM

After about 8 months since the Padcal gold and copper mine was shut, Philex Mining Corp is set to resume temporary operations by midnight, March 8

Philex to resume Padcal operations by March 8

Govt allows Philex to resume mining operations

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Philex Mining can resume its gold-copper mine operations in Benguet mountain province for up to 4 months

Govt allows Philex to resume mining operations

Philex agrees to pay P1-B fine for Padcal accident

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:58 PM

The company says it will work closely with the MGB on this

Philex agrees to pay P1-B fine for Padcal accident

Gold miner wants to extend exploration in Masapelid

Dec 31, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The company's MPSA is now on its 21st year, but no ore has been discovered by the firm yet

Gov't to expand limestone quarry areas

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:35 PM

The government reviews the applications of cement companies for the expansion of limestone quarry areas

ComVal Gov: List of risk areas preposterous

Dec 07, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy cries foul over an MGB list of high-risk areas in the province.

ComVal Gov: List of risk areas preposterous