Sagittarius Mines - updates

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Gibo Teodoro now Sagittarius Mines board chairman

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Insiders are hoping that the former defense chief will give SMI a fresh start after years of failure to operate the 5 9 billion Tampakan copper and gold project

Glencore to sell entire stake in SMI to Indophil

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:59 PM

This also paves the way for the complete exit of the Switzerland based Glencore Plc from the 5 6 billion controversial copper and gold project of Sagittarius Mines in Tampakan South Cotabato

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

Low metal prices, uncertainties stall Tampakan operation

Mar 28, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Low metal prices and market uncertainties have taken their toll on the planned commercial operation of the Tampakan copper gold project in South Cotabato

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?

NPA attacks mining firm facility in Mindanao, 1 hurt

Jul 08, 2013 - 8:24 PM

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

ATTACKED. A visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

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

Pacquiao brother: No to coal-powered plant

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Rogelio raises environment and health concerns

Glencore completes takeover of Xstrata

Apr 18, 2013 - 11:12 AM

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

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Good and bad news in Tampakan mine's ECC

Feb 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM

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

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Battleground shifts for Tampakan miner, foes

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Philippines single biggest foreign investment project is up against local politicians May 2013 re election bids and the anti and pro mining groups

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Finally, Tampakan mine environmental clearance okayed

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:37 PM

The environmental permit necessary to start commercial operations at the Tampakan gold copper mine took over a year long

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Palace orders DENR to review Tampakan appeal on permit

Feb 05, 2013 - 6:16 PM

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

Visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Xstrata Copper

Brother of anti-mining tribal leader slain

Jan 31, 2013 - 7:08 AM

The brother of Blaan tribal leader Daguil Cafeon is killed 3 months after his wife and sons died in an encounter

Xstrata unit's PH mine suffers another blow

Jan 24, 2013 - 10:43 AM

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

Xstrata unit defers start of Tampakan mining operations to 2019

Dec 12, 2012 - 4:21 PM

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

Harmonization of national, local laws a priority - Paje

Nov 21, 2012 - 10:45 AM

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

S.Cotabato gov calls off review of Tampakan mine

Nov 01, 2012 - 11:40 AM

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

NO REVIEW. South Cotabato Governor Arthur Pingoy calls off a German review that could have justified the Tampakan copper-gold project. Photo taken from the South Cotabato provincial website

Tampakan miner hopes Roxas will share Robredo's stance on open pit mining

Sep 25, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Sagittarius Mines a unit of global miner Xstrata hopes the new Interior Secretary Roxas will champion national laws that support open pit mining the way his predecessor did

Malacañang douses Xstrata miner's hopes on Tampakan, cites Robredo's death

Sep 20, 2012 - 6:02 PM

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

Tampakan miner expects favorable decision on ECC

Sep 20, 2012 - 3:44 PM

SMI expects that by the end of September it will already be granted an ECC to start mine construction

Tampakan mine operator seeks tighter security due to attacks

Jul 27, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Several security personnel of the mine have been killed in attacks staged by rebel and tribal groups

Despite mining EO, Tampakan still in limbo

Jul 11, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje says the open pit mining ban over Tampakan can only be decided by the courts

Mining EO upholds primacy of national laws - Paje

Jun 23, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Salceda said the Supreme Court is a probable battleground

Students protest misuse of names for Tampakan mining

Jun 21, 2012 - 3:08 PM

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

Xstrata unit: Raising mining taxes will make PH less competitive

Jun 04, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Sagittarius Mines the local partner of Xstrata for the Tampakan copper gold project hopes government will make up its mind soon about new taxes on mining

Tampakan mine: Digging for the long haul

Apr 28, 2012 - 3:35 PM

Open pit mining ban threatens commercial operations of Sagittarius Mines Tampakan copper gold project in South Cotabato