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Alsons to take over Australia's Indophil PH

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:19 PM

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

Alsons to take over Australia's Indophil PH

Black sand mining operations under scrutiny

Nov 13, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The Mining Industry Coordinating Council will review existing black sand mining operations to curb the proliferation of illegal mining operations

Black sand mining operations under scrutiny

Whose mine is it?

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Communist NPA insurgents in the Philippines these days are not just detonating landmines, they are also operating small-scale mines

Whose mine is it?

Atok, Intex finalize agreement on Mindoro mine suit

Oct 24, 2013 - 2:15 PM

The Ongpin-led group's mining firm says it has 'finalized and completed' agreement with Intex to 'amicably settle their dispute'

Atok, Intex finalize agreement on Mindoro mine suit

Philex shelves P13.8-B rights offer

Oct 08, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Philex Mining cancels its planned stock rights offering, citing unfavorable market conditions

Philex shelves P13.8-B rights offer

SMI has fallen on hard times

Oct 01, 2013 - 10:10 AM

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?

SMI has fallen on hard times

CA stops mining firm from leveling Zambales mountain

Sep 23, 2013 - 12:21 AM

Chinese miner LNL Archipelago Minerals is leveling a mountain in Zambales to build a seaport for the shipment of chromite-rich soil to China

CA stops mining firm from leveling Zambales mountain

Study puts King-king mine value at $2-B

Sep 20, 2013 - 12:30 AM

The mine is expected to generate 45,000 direct jobs

Study puts King-king mine value at $2-B

Atok, Intex 'agree' not to sue each other

Sep 16, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Mining partners Atok-Big Wedge Co. Inc. and Norwegian firm Intex Resources AS have reached an 'agreement in principle' to work together

Atok, Intex 'agree' not to sue each other

Ongpin-led Atok loses bid for Mindoro mine

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:00 PM

The court of appeals favors the foreign mining firm over of the group of Filipino billionaire Roberto Ongpin in a civil case involving a Mindoro nickel mine

Ongpin-led Atok loses bid for Mindoro mine

Miners want single tax regime

Sep 11, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Large mining firms want the current tax system to be 'streamlined' into a single-rate, progressive and equitable structure that is easy to implement

Miners want single tax regime

$12-B mining projects on hold amid revenue-sharing issues

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The Chamber of Mines says the government will miss its $16-B mining investment target by 2016 due to unclear tax policy

$12-B mining projects on hold amid revenue-sharing issues

IN PHOTOS: Taganito, a mining town

Sep 08, 2013 - 3:28 AM

In the island of Taganito in northern Mindanao, life revolves around Nickel Asia Corporation

IN PHOTOS: Taganito, a mining town

Nickel Asia opens plant in Surigao del Norte

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:43 PM

The country's largest nickel producer opens a processing plant in Surigao del Norte

Nickel Asia opens plant in Surigao del Norte

Finally, Nadecor proceeds with King-king project

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:17 AM

Nadecor can finally proceed with its joint venture with a Canadian firm for its copper-gold project in Mindanao after it settled disputes with Benguet Mining

Finally, Nadecor proceeds with King-king project

MVP-led Philex to shut down coal mine

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Six months after declaring a suspension, the Philex unit proceeds with closure of coal mining operations

MVP-led Philex to shut down coal mine

Indigenous groups: Solve Tampakan mine issues

Aug 29, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Leaders of several indigenous communities ask Malacañang to clear the obstacles in the commercial operation of the Tampakan mine in South Cotabato

Indigenous groups: Solve Tampakan mine issues

Glencore-Xstrata records $8.9-B net loss in first half

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:53 PM

The newly merged mining firm says net loss was due to merger write-downs which reflect the poor outlook for the mining industry

Glencore-Xstrata records $8.9-B net loss in first half

Glencore-Xstrata 'downsizes' PH mining operations

Aug 13, 2013 - 5:19 AM

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

Glencore-Xstrata 'downsizes' PH mining operations

Justices to gov't: Prove poor benefit from mining

Jul 17, 2013 - 9:21 AM

In oral arguments, Supreme Court justices ask for proof the mining industry has benefited the 28 million poor Filipinos

Justices to gov't: Prove poor benefit from mining

Pollution board allows Philex to continue operations

Jul 09, 2013 - 6:39 PM

The state pollution board allows Philex Mining to continue with its remediation measures for the damaged tailings facility in its Padcal gold and copper mine

Pollution board allows Philex to continue operations

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

Mining chamber to argue revenue-sharing issue in SC

Jun 27, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines wants the Supreme Court to nullify a petition challenging the constitutionality of the revenue-sharing provisions of the Mining Act

Mining chamber to argue revenue-sharing issue in SC

Metals output to rise by 10% in 4 years — DENR

Jun 25, 2013 - 12:41 AM

Metal production value is expected to rise by 9% to 10% in the next 4 years once the new mining policy is implemented

Metals output to rise by 10% in 4 years — DENR

Before or after profit? PH mulls how to hike mining share

Jun 21, 2013 - 5:52 PM

There's no doubt that the Aquino government wants to increase the revenues it receives from mining activities.; the question is how

Before or after profit? PH mulls how to hike mining share

DMCI eyes London delisting of mining unit

Jun 18, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Consunji-led DMCI Group will seek the approval of its shareholders to delist its mining unit from the London stock exchange, a move meant to cut costs

DMCI eyes London delisting of mining unit

UK to fund PH initiative on transparency

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The UK will fund a project that aims to boost Philippines' efforts to improve transparency in mining, oil and gas via the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative or EITI

UK to fund PH initiative on transparency

MVP, San Miguel in wait and see mode on Tampakan

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Two of the country's biggest conglomerates are in a wait-and-see mode on their minority stakes in Tampakan mine in Mindanao following the ownership changes at the stalled gold and copper mine project

MVP, San Miguel in wait and see mode on Tampakan

Why mining industry declines 17% in Q1

May 30, 2013 - 9:15 PM

The mining industry slows down due to mining incidents and declining global prices for mineral commodities

Why mining industry declines 17% in Q1

Policy changes drag mining stocks — PSE chief

May 28, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) president Hans Sicat says the changes in the mining policy are behind the dismal performance of the mining stocks

Policy changes drag mining stocks — PSE chief

PH 2012 gold output sinks over 50%

May 27, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Government blames the fall in gold on a slump from small miners and traders selling to the country’s Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas after the government tightened the collection of taxes

PH 2012 gold output sinks over 50%

PH mining reform measure to boost FDI — Goldman Sachs

May 23, 2013 - 5:50 PM

Passing the mining reform bill is key to significantly boost the Philippines' foreign direct investments and sustain economic growth, says Goldman Sachs chief growth markets strategist Christopher Eoyang

PH mining reform measure to boost FDI — Goldman Sachs

Finish clean up of mine wastes, Philex told

May 23, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The state pollution body requires total clean up of the mine tailings that spilled into affected waterways before it will allow Philex to operate its copper-gold mine again

Finish clean up of mine wastes, Philex told

PH becomes a candidate for EITI

May 23, 2013 - 7:53 AM

The Philippines is now a candidate for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a seal of global approval that payments and receipts involving extractive industries — mainly mining — are properly disclosed

PH becomes a candidate for EITI

2012 metal output down 18%

May 17, 2013 - 4:10 PM

The suspension of several mine operations and the decline in the central bank's gold purchases pulled down the country's metal production

2012 metal output down 18%

Mining reform bill a priority in next Congress

May 14, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The Department of Finance (DOF) is set to push the mining revenue bill once the next Congress resumes session in July

Mining reform bill a priority in next Congress

PH election a 'non-event' to investors

May 13, 2013 - 5:59 AM

COL Financial President and CEO Conrado Bate says the situation in 2013 is different from past elections due to the lack of pending policies for attracting investments

PH election a 'non-event' to investors

Victory in polls key to passing revenue measures - Carandang

May 13, 2013 - 1:21 AM

The Aquino administration is banking on favorable results from the May 13 mid-term elections to push for more revenue reform measures in Congress in the last 3 years of the Aquino administration

Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

May 12, 2013 - 11:49 PM

No election-year spending spree in Australia as it begins its painful transition away from a decade-long mining boom

Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

Rio Tinto chief warns of more job cuts

May 06, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Rio Tinto chief Sam Walsh warns of more job cuts as the mining giant works to make US$5 billion in savings by the end of 2014

Rio Tinto chief warns of more job cuts

IED explodes near Rio Tuba airstrip

May 02, 2013 - 9:26 AM

An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near the private airstrip of Rio Tuba Nickel Corporation in Palawan last Tuesday

Philex Q1 earnings down 68% due to Padcal closure

Apr 30, 2013 - 8:28 PM

Philex's Padcal mine was ordered closed in August 2012 due to a waste leak

Philex Q1 earnings down 68% due to Padcal closure

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

Glencore completes takeover of Xstrata

Apr 18, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Glencore and Xstrata have operations in the Philippines -- PASAR and Tampakan mine, respectively

Glencore completes takeover of Xstrata

Mining accidents not 'acts of God' - expert

Apr 17, 2013 - 7:28 AM

Health, Safety and Environment Asia-Pacific principal consultant Keith Halford stresses that mining incidents are due to human errors

Mining accidents not 'acts of God' - expert

Protecting its mining industry PH pursues EITI

Apr 15, 2013 - 5:39 PM

The move by Aquino’s government is motivated by good governance and transparency, and political calculation

Protecting its mining industry PH pursues EITI

PH targets EITI candidacy application in April

Apr 05, 2013 - 5:55 AM

(UPDATED) The Aquino government is working double time to pass the country's application for EITI candidacy in April

PH targets EITI candidacy application in April

MVP gives up CEO post in Philex

Apr 04, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Businessman Manuel Pangilinan will remain as chairman of the gold and copper producer

MVP gives up CEO post in Philex

Xstrata-Glencore merger issues may delay Tampakan mine

Apr 03, 2013 - 12:09 PM

The start of Tampakan mining operations may be delayed further due to merger issues of Glencore and Xstrata Plc.

Xstrata-Glencore merger issues may delay Tampakan mine

Mining reform bill a priority - Purisima

Apr 02, 2013 - 2:58 PM

The bill is on top of the list of 'priority' measures the Aquino administration will push for in the next Congress

Mining reform bill a priority - Purisima