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DENR: Review of Tampakan open-pit mine on 'final stage'

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:10 PM

By the 3rd week of August the environment department will decide on whether or not to cancel the project s environmental compliance certificate

OPEN-PIT MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez shows photos of Tampakan. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Gina Lopez: I really don't like Tampakan open-pit mine at all

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she will review permits given to the 5 9 billion mining project of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated in South Cotabato

MEET THE BEAT. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks to environment beat reporters on Wednesday, July 27. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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 offers to buy Australia's Indophil PH stake for P14B

Sep 23, 2014 - 2:42 PM

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, 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

Glencore-Xstrata selling Tampakan stake

Jan 30, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Glencore plans to divest from the Tampakan project to appease China s fears it is getting monopoly of the world copper market

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?

Indophil is confident Tampakan mine will push through

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Glencore Xstrata s minority partner notes that the Tampakan project has only been revised not suspended

WORLD-CLASS ASSET. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

$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

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

DOWNSIZING. After stiff opposition from host local government, Church and tribes, including rebel attacks, the operator of one of the world's biggest copper and gold deposits cut its Philippine mining operations. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

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

DOWNSIZING. After stiff opposition from host local government, Church and tribes, including rebel attacks, the operator of one of the world's biggest copper and gold deposits cut its Philippine mining operations. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

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

#PHVote wRap May 13, 12am: Election security

May 13, 2013 - 1:53 AM

Election security is heightened in volatile election areas hours before elections

More troops sent to S. Cotabato

May 12, 2013 - 9:56 PM

The Army s 27th Infantry Battalion sent more troops to Tampakan South Cotabato after security concerns caused the postponement of PCOS machine deliveries

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

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

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

PH tries to repair mining reputation

Mar 28, 2013 - 8:24 AM

More aggressive action is needed to completely dispel the image that Manila wants to score cheap points by pandering to anti mining groups

New Church tarps: Which candidates are pro-, anti-mining?

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:27 AM

The Diocese of Marbel will be hanging tarpaulins showing which local candidates are supportive of or opposed to open pit mining in South Cotabato

Major management shake-up looms in SMI

Mar 04, 2013 - 9:14 AM

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

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

Partylist rep: SMI funds CAFGUs

Feb 23, 2013 - 4:32 PM

SMI says CAFGUs are funded by LGUs and that the company only contributes when requested to do so

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

Tampakan miner reviews ECC conditions

Feb 22, 2013 - 9:20 AM

The majority of the conditions is acceptable to Xstrata backed SMI but a few need discussion and clarification

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

S.Cotabato gov snubs go-signal for Tampakan mine

Feb 20, 2013 - 9:49 PM

The governor of South Cotabato province which hosts the Tampakan copper gold project says the open pit mining ban remains in place

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 rebuffs DENR for denying Xstrata unit's mining permit

Feb 08, 2013 - 1:41 PM

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

MINING OPERATIONS. This South Cotabato miner gets a favorable ruling from Malacañang. 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

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

#WhyMining Conversation: Do mining and politics mix?

Nov 08, 2012 - 8:19 PM

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?

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

More Aussie mining investments in PH but…

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:13 PM

The Palace said Australian mining investors are on a wait and see mode pending the passage of a mining reform bill

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

Sy group has stake in Tampakan mine

Sep 18, 2012 - 12:22 PM

The business empire of the Philippines richest man already has a stake in the one of the world s undeveloped gold copper mines

Robredo's death stalls efforts to solve Tampakan mining woes

Aug 30, 2012 - 3:39 PM

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

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

Xstrata mine project may go to court: South Cotabato gov

Jul 14, 2012 - 3:26 PM

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

Details in Mining EO need to be sorted out soon

Jul 13, 2012 - 2:59 PM

But there’s no saying how long it will take Congress to pass a new law

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

Tampakan mine can be sustainable – geologist

Jun 08, 2012 - 6:06 PM

Amid concerns about open pit mining a geologist says Tampakan can be an example of sustainable 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