By the 3rd week of August, the environment department will decide on whether or not to cancel the project's environmental compliance certificate
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she will review permits given to the $5.9-billion mining project of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated in South Cotabato
Mindanao-based Alsons Group's stake in the Australian mining firm will also hike its interest in Sagittarius Mines, the concessionaire of the controversial Tampakan exploration project
Filipino firm Alsons Prime Investment Corporation offers to buy Australia’s Indophil Resources NL, subject to 75% approval of Indophil’s shareholders
Low metal prices and market uncertainties have taken their toll on the planned commercial operation of the Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato
Glencore plans to divest from the Tampakan project to appease China's fears it is getting monopoly of the world copper market
Just how serious is the ‘scaling down’ of the activities of Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) after Glencore-Xstrata announced a cut of half its global operations?
Glencore-Xstrata's minority partner notes that the Tampakan project has only been revised, not suspended
The Chamber of Mines says the government will miss its $16-B mining investment target by 2016 due to unclear tax policy
Leaders of several indigenous communities ask Malacañang to clear the obstacles in the commercial operation of the Tampakan mine in South Cotabato
The operator of one of the world's biggest copper and gold deposits cuts its Philippine mining operations after stiff opposition from host local government, Church and tribes, including rebel attacks
(UPDATED) Guerrillas opened fire on a police detachment as they raided the headquarters of Sagittarius Mines in Davao del Sur. The mining firm denies it was the target.
Election security is heightened in volatile election areas hours before elections
The Army's 27th Infantry Battalion sent more troops to Tampakan, South Cotabato after security concerns caused the postponement of PCOS machine deliveries.
Glencore and Xstrata have operations in the Philippines -- PASAR and Tampakan mine, respectively
The start of Tampakan mining operations may be delayed further due to merger issues of Glencore and Xstrata Plc.
More aggressive action is needed to completely dispel the image that Manila wants to score cheap points by pandering to anti-mining groups
The Diocese of Marbel will be hanging tarpaulins showing which local candidates are supportive of or opposed to open pit mining in South Cotabato
The long anticipated merger between the world’s 4th largest copper producer and one of the world’s biggest commodities firms has stakes in Tampakan mine in Mindanao
The Environment Secretary was thinking along political lines when he said the clearance could be cancelled if the mining company failed to meet 'certain conditions'
SMI says CAFGUs are funded by LGUs and that the company only contributes when requested to do so
Philippines' single biggest foreign investment project is up against local politicians' May 2013 re-election bids, and the anti and pro mining groups
The majority of the conditions is acceptable to Xstrata-backed SMI but a few need discussion and clarification
The governor of South Cotabato province, which hosts the Tampakan copper-gold project, says the open pit mining ban remains in place
The environmental permit necessary to start commercial operations at the Tampakan gold-copper mine took over a year long
Global miner Xstrata's Philippine unit followed all the requirements for an environmental permit necessary for the start of commercial operations of the Tampakan gold-copper mine, says Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.
Sagittarius Mines is hoping to finally obtain a permit for its $5.9-billion Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato after Malacañang ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to review the company's application
The Sagittarius Mines Inc., a unit of Swiss global miner Xstrata, suffers yet another setback when the local government that hosts its Tampakan mine in South Cotabato says it will still ban open pit mining in the province
This is the 3rd time that the start of the project's commercial operations is moved. Earlier this year, SMI twice announced that operations of the Tampakan project will start in 2016 then moved to 2018
The Environment Secretary says the government is taking steps to address the issue amid the ongoing tension in South Cotabato where a local ordinance banned the $5.9-billion copper-gold project of Xstrata
Are mining firms merely caught in the middle of warring politicians or are they active kingmakers, too? Who are the politicians genuinely concerned about the social and environmental interests of their constituencies when deciding whether to block or not mining operations?
South Cotabato Governor Arthur Pingoy is no longer pursuing a review of the environmental impact statement that Sagittarius Mines submitted for the Tampakan copper-gold project, after the German experts he tapped to conduct it backed out
The Palace said Australian mining investors are on a wait and see mode pending the passage of a mining reform bill
Hours after a unit of Swiss mining giant Xstrata said it is counting on the Aquino government for an approval for its $5.9-billion copper-gold project in the Philippines, Malacañang says a quick approval is unlikely
The business empire of the Philippines' richest man already has a stake in the one of the world's undeveloped gold-copper mines
The death of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo will delay efforts to address issues that involve the US$5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold mining project, one of the biggest investments in the country
Several security personnel of the mine have been killed in attacks staged by rebel and tribal groups
Mines and Geosciences Board Leo Jasareno is however optimistic that legal action can be avoided and that South Cotabato officials can be persuaded to lift the ban
But there’s no saying how long it will take Congress to pass a new law
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje says the open-pit mining ban over Tampakan can only be decided by the courts
Salceda said the Supreme Court is a probable battleground
Students at the Tampakan National High School say their names were misused by local officials lobbying for the approval of a mining project in the town
Amid concerns about open-pit mining, a geologist says Tampakan can be an example of sustainable mining
Open-pit mining ban threatens commercial operations of Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato