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Residents urge mayor to block coal plant in Palawan town

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'I am not here to say 'yes' or 'no' to coal. What I'm trying to say is if it's advantageous for us, then I'll give it a go signal. But, if not, we'll stop it,' says Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao

CONSULTATION. Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao talks to residents about the planned construction of the 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the municipality. Photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

Environmental groups urge gov't to block coal plant in Palawan

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency

BAN COAL PROJECTS. Members of the Green Thumb Coalition called for a total moratorium on coal projects in the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DMCI Mining expects rough 2019 due to lower inventory, nickel grade

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The inventory of DMCI Mining Corporation is 'nearly depleted' and it will be shipping 'mostly lower grade nickel' this year

Despite having the suspension of one of its nickel assets, DMCI mining still sees a rough 2019 due to lower inventory and a drop in its ore grade. Photo from DMCI website

Ombudsman charges ex-Philippine Ports Authority officials with graft

Feb 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The former officials are accused of anomalously granting permits to a port used by DMCI Mining Corporation

CHARGED. Juan Sta Ana is indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for graft. Photo from PPA website

The simple life of David M. Consunji

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:05 PM

To know David M Consunji was to know a simple truth: he concerned himself most with those who mattered to him

INSTITUTION. Pictured rightmost of the photo is David M. Consunji, who was called the father of contemporary construction in the Philippines. Photo from company website

DMCI founder David Consunji dies

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:25 AM

UPDATED David Consunji the Philippines 6th richest man established DMCI in 1954 and turned it into one of the top conglomerates in the country

Gatchalian hits 'shallow' NEA probe into Palawan blackouts

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:07 PM

In response the National Electrification Administration says it will issue a show cause order to all electric cooperatives including Paleco on why they should not be sanctioned

Senate panel orders NEA to probe extended blackouts in Palawan

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Senator Sherwin Gatchalian gives the National Electrification Administration until Friday August 11 to finish its probe and submit findings to the energy committee

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

Missed chance? Why SC allowed Torre de Manila to resume construction

May 30, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza believes the High Court prematurely declared the regularity of Torre de Manila s building permits and missed an opportunity to value heritage conservation

NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER. Manila officials commemorate national hero Jose Rizal's  birth anniversary at Luneta Part, with the Torre de Manila looming behind the Rizal monument. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

May 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The conglomerate s mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Torre de Manila, Malacanang, Robredo | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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SC allows Torre de Manila construction to continue

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:01 PM

3RD UPDATE The High Court says it found that there is no law that prohibits the construction of the challenged Torre de Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

Real estate, water drag DMCI Holdings' net income

Nov 11, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The suspension of DMCI Mining s two operating units also contribute to the group s sluggish earnings

SHAKY EXISTENCE. Torre de Manila, one of DMCI Homes' projects, is still hounded by controversy. Photo from DMCI Homes website

After Rizal photobomb, DMCI 'obstructs' NAIA flight path – Ejercito

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the minimum descent altitude for airplanes was already increased specifically because of Cypress Towers

PILOT'S ViEW. Senator JV Ejercito hits DMCI for 'obstructing' the flight path to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, thereby causing flight diversions to nearby Clark airport. Photo from Office of Senator Ejercito

DMCI Power building new Palawan plant

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:28 PM

As of June 2016 only 5 400 of the 7 263 households in the municipality of Aborlan where the plant will be built have electricity connections

ELECTRICITY WOES. Aborlan is a first class municipality located 69 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City. Its population is estimated at over 32,000. File photo by Rappler

DMCI Mining to lay off 400 workers as DENR stops expansion

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The job cuts come after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources suspended the operations of DMCI Mining s companies in Palawan and Zambales

MINERS IN ACTION. A miner goes down to an underwater pit using a hose from a compressor as the only source of air. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Duterte and Sereno, Lopez on Semirara, Arianna Huffington | 12PM wRap

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Lopez warns Semirara Mining: 'Get your act together'

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:10 AM

The environment department directs the audit team to further assess project area and validate allegation of environmental impacts of the mining operation in Caluya Antique

SEMIRARA MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about her proposal to change her department's processes when it comes to the issuance of environmental compliance certificates. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DMCI completes P900M steel plant in Calaca, Batangas

Apr 04, 2016 - 2:45 PM

It currently supplies the requirements of the DMCI group but the Consunjis plan to secure sales contracts with other firms

FIRST SINCE 1980s. The steel plant has the capacity to fabricate heavy steel sections for power plants, infrastructure and steel vertical structures. Image from DMCI

Rizal’s descendant holds protest against Torre de Manila

Jan 02, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Isaac Reyes a descendant of the Rizal family calls the controversial Torre de Manila a national disgrace and supports the campaign for its demolition

NATIONAL DISGRACE. Isaac Reyes, a descendant of the Rizal family, holds signs calling for the demolition of the Torre de Manila, which he describes as a 'national disgrace'. Image courtesy of Isaac Reyes

Torre de Manila photobombs APEC leader's tribute in Luneta

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The National Photobomber strikes again as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pays his respects at the Jose Rizal Monument in Luneta

Marina: DMCI boats for Yolanda victims 'not seaworthy'

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority says about 500 boats worth P1 million from DMCI are not fit for fishing

WAITING FOR BENEFICIARIES. Pump boats lie idle after they were donated to Yolanda survivors this year. File photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Ortega slay suspects, Pope in US, Gilas vs Kuwait | 6PM wRap

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:21 PM

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Order DMCI to demolish Torre de Manila, SolGen asks SC

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The Solicitor General says DMCI should demolish Torre de Manila at its own expense for violating both local zoning laws and the Constitution

PHOTOBOMBER? The Torre de Manila residential project is seen rising behind the monument of national hero Jose Rizal. Rappler photo

Construction magnate Consunji sells entire TPLEX stake to San Miguel

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:23 PM

This allows San Miguel Corporation to gain full ownership of the Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway TPLEX concessionaire

BUY OUT. The transaction brings San Miguel group’s stake in the concessionaire to 100%

Aquino on Torre de Manila: Both parties' rights should be respected

Sep 09, 2015 - 10:47 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says there is merit in the petition against the high rise building behind the Rizal Monument but the rights of DMCI should be protected too

PHOTOBOMBING CONDO. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 188th death anniversary of Jose Rizal at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park on December 30, 2014. At the back looms an unfinished condominium opposed by heritage advocates. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

TIMELINE: The Torre de Manila case

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:01 PM

After 6 hearings the Supreme Court has wrapped up oral arguments on Torre de Manila Rappler looks back at the progression of the controversy from online petition to the high court

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks

PHOTOBOMBER? The NHCP says it urged local governments to enact ordinances and zoning regulations to protect cultural artifacts and monuments. Rappler photo

DOTC to start dry run of LRT2 Masinag extension traffic plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The proposed traffic management plan of the transportation department is seen to ease expected heavy traffic in Marikina Cainta and Antipolo due to the LRT2 extension project

TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Once construction is in full swing, the 3.9-kilometer stretch will reduce lanes for traffic to four from 5. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Carpio on Manila zoning laws: Applying for variance 'rule' instead of exception?

Aug 26, 2015 - 7:33 AM

During the oral arguments on the controversial Torre de Manila SC justice Antonio Carpio says applying for a variance to get around the limits of Manila s zoning laws appears to be the rule rather than the exception

49-STORY STRUCTURE. The high-rise building is the subject of a petition before the High Court, with critics saying it violated both heritage and local zoning laws. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Sereno questions SolGen's authority to challenge historical commission

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The Solicitor General has dropped as client the National Historical Commission of the Philippines which says its guidelines do not provide a legal standard for them to stop Torre de Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Pia Cayetano calls on Maris Diokno to quit over Torre issue

Aug 24, 2015 - 1:45 PM

The senator says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno should resign if she cannot defend the Rizal Monument which heritage advocates say is under threat from the controversial Torre de Manila high rise building

'NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER.' Heritage advocates have slammed the 49-story building for ruining the view of the historic Rizal Monument. Rappler photo

Rule of law not followed in Torre de Manila permit – SC Justice Jardeleza

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:43 PM

SC Justice Francis Jardeleza says 4 layers of protection were ignored when DMCI was granted a zoning permit for Torre de Manila even without a city council resolution at the time

NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER? The controversial Torre de Manila is cleary seen behind the monument of Jose Rizal. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

SC justice questions Torre de Manila zoning permit

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks why DMCI started constructing Torre de Manila in 2012 when it was only granted variance to build beyond the allowed height 2 years after

The Supreme Court (SC) hears the oral argument against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal on August 11 Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Torre de Manila: No law protecting sightline of nat'l monuments

Aug 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The DMCI counsel says Torre de Manila did not violate any heritage laws because of the merely recommendatory guidelines of the NHCP and the absence of a law specifically protecting the sightlines of monuments

THIRD ROUND. The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing oral arguments against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal. The first round was held on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

NHCP hits SolGen for reversing position on Torre de Manila

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:49 PM

But the National Historical Commission of the Philippines has itself flipflopped on the issue saying that since Torre de Manila cannot possibly obstruct the front view of the said National Monument

CONTROVERSIAL CONDOMINIUM. The NHCP slams the Solicitor General for backtracking on his earlier position on the Torre de Manila debate. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Torre de Manila: Clash of interpretation on heritage conservation

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Should constitutional provisions on the conservation of heritage sites be interpreted to include protection of sightline? DMCI says no; SC Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls for a less restrictive interpretation

RESPONDENTS' ROUND. DMCI legal counsel Atty. Roberto Dio talks to Atty. Ted Te before the start of the SC oral argument on the issue of Torre de Manila and the Knights of Rizal on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Osmeña on Poe, SC blasts Knights of Rizal, open school system | 12PM wRap

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

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SC can’t say if Rizal monument is ‘soul of PH' – SC justice

Jul 22, 2015 - 9:50 AM

While grilling the counsel of petitioners against Torre de Manila SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it would be tyrannical of the Court to establish the narrative of the nation

CASE. A member of the Knights of Rizal acts as Dr Jose Rizal and attends the oral argument on the case they filed against Torre de Manila builder DMCI. Photo by  Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

SC justices hit Torre de Manila petitioners for bypassing 'slow' courts

Jul 21, 2015 - 7:39 PM

High Court Associate Justice Leonen tells petitioners It s unfair that you ask relief from the Supreme Court bypassing all our stated rules because your case is very very special

The Supreme Court (SC) hears the oral argument against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal on July 21, 2015 Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

SC justice on Torre de Manila: Gov't guidelines have no legal weight

Jul 21, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the National Historical Commission of the Philippines guidelines on monuments were never published to have the effect of a law

SC Asssociate Justice Antonio Carpio presides the oral argument on the Torre de Manila case in the absence of Chief Justice Sereno. (c) MZSaludes

July 21 oral arguments on Torre de Manila to proceed

Jul 20, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The Supreme Court is hearing a case filed by the Knights of Rizal seeking to have a condominium demolished because it threatens the visual dominance of the Rizal Monument

'NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER.' The Torre de Manila is seen behind the Rizal Shrine during the commemoration of Rizal Day in December 2014. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

PH vs China, AFP chief, Pacquiao on Mary Jane | 6PM wRap

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:22 PM

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PH gov't opens bid for design of LRT2 West Extension

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:16 PM

By 2019 LRT2 will run from Masinag in Antipolo City all the way to Pier 4 area in Manila City

NCCA to DMCI: P20M Torre de Manila lawsuit 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The NCCA says the developer of the controversial high rise building did not stop construction when it issued a cease and desist order in January

PHOTOBOMBING CONDO. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 188th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Jose Rizal at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park on December 30, 2014. At the back stands an unfinished condominium which as gained opposition among heritage advocates. Photo by Malacañang

PH vs China, Egay, Princess Charlotte | 6PM wRap

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

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San Miguel, DMCI, Megawide eye regional prison in Nueva Ecija

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The winning bidder will finance design build and maintain the prison facility for 23 years

SMART INVESTMENT. We find Prison PPP as a smart opportunity to invest in. If you look at Australia, the US, and Brazil, investing in prisons is profitable, says one of the interested bidders. Photos from bucor.gov.ph

SC stops construction of Torre de Manila

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:18 PM

3rd UPDATE The temporary restraining order takes effect immediately Oral arguments on the case starts on June 30

PHOTOBOMBER. DMCI Home Inc.'s Torre de Manila project photobombs the Rizal Monument and President Benigno S. Aquino III at the 118th death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau