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IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices

Groups of Indigenous People with environment activists hold a lightning rally against the on-going Mining Philippines 2017 Conference of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Sofitel in Pasay City on September 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chamber of Mines files graft complaint vs Gina Lopez

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines takes its battle with Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to the Ombudsman

COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT. Chamber of Mines Chairman Artemio Disini (left) and COMP Vice President Atty. Ronnie Recidoro files gross negligence against DENR Sec. Gina Lopez at the office of Ombudsman on Tuesday, March 13, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Chamber of Mines: Lopez 'unfit, unqualified' to be DENR secretary

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If Ms Lopez does not or cannot implement the law particularly on the issuance monitoring and regulation of MPSAs she should not be confirmed as DENR Secretary COMP tells the Commission on Appointments

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez prepares for her confirmation hearing on March 9, 2016. Photo from Senate PRIB

Miners band together to block Gina Lopez’s confirmation

Feb 14, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines formally files its opposition to the confirmation of Gina Lopez as environment chief before the Commission on Appointments

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 firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is seeking complete details of the audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources so companies can defend themselves

TAKING ACTION. Heads of the mining industry detail the economic fallout that would result in the closure or suspension of 28 mining firms as well as the legal avenues available to them following a meeting held by the Chamber of Mines in the Philippines (COMP) held on February 7 in PAsig. (from left: COMP chairman Artemio Disini, former DENR director Mines and Geosciences Horace Ramos and President of the Philippine Nickel Industry Association Carlo Pimentel. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

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

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Finance chief, miners: mining clampdown to lead to joblessness

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Aside from spooking the financial market Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the closure of 23 mines will result in joblessness affecting the livelihood of over 1 2 million people

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. The Philippines' finance minister and local miners are worried about the million of workers to be affected in the DENR's long list of mining closures. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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

STOP THE PETITION. The mining chamber wants the Supreme Court to nullify the petition of a group questioning the constitutionality of the Mining Act. File photo from Newsbreak