Rappler's latest stories on mining
Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China
Philex Mining says that there are now strong indications of higher mineral resources compared to prior declared levels
The inventory of DMCI Mining Corporation is 'nearly depleted' and it will be shipping 'mostly lower grade nickel' this year
While the roadmap can help boost nickel production, the Philippine Nickel Industry Association says it has to go hand in hand with supporting policies
The two senatorial bets slam the Mining Act for favoring big corporations instead of Filipino communities
(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive
(UPDATED) Four people have been found dead while 19 others are pulled from the rubble alive with minor and serious injuries, according to officials
A fire services spokesman says it is possible that not all the bodies will be located and recovered
(UPDATED) The local governor says 'odds are minimal' that they would be found alive
Rescuers had struggled to retrieve the badly decomposed corpse, despite being equipped with modern technology
'The conduct of a thorough study on the soil condition of Mines View Park is highly required at the soonest possible time,' a city council resolution reads
(UPDATED) Rescuers find the last 2 remaining trapped miners dead inside the coal mine
'The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them,' the provincial spokesperson says
There is no sign of life, with the delayed rescue effort drawing public outrage, but the men's families are clinging to hopes that they may have found an air pocket
Authorities say the fire is still burning, with rescuers building barriers to stop it from spreading
Protestors called on both the government and the opposition to put a halt to the Adani coal mine project in Queensland state
Caloocan City 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, who is with the Liberal Party, is a shareholder of SR Metals Incorporated
OceanaGold has not adhered to its commitments under its mining permit and various Philippine laws and regulations
A higher administrative court suspends energy company RWE's planned razing of Hambach forest for a growing open-case mine
The September 20 landslide killed at least 65 people and injured 18 others. At least 21 people are still missing, while 1,716 families are still in evacuation centers.
(UPDATED) Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong explains the story behind a Mines and Geosciences Bureau letter that said cracks and fissures 'do not pose an imminent danger' days before the landslide occurred
The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency
'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan
Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet
Typhoon Ompong destroyed the homes of a mining community and left dozens dead or missing
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President Rodrigo Duterte's warning on mining comes after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspended small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan appeals to the Environment Secretary not to stop all the operations and to consult local governments and mining stakeholders first
Cordillera Regional Chief Superintendent Rolando Nana says the stash of materiel was not meant for terrorist purposes. The suspect is a private miner and these were stolen from a mining depot in Itogon.
The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs
Astrid Guitelen and Jomar Lay-os are found 200 meters from the entrance of the mine
Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed mining engineers!
Environmental policies that have slowed down economic growth, such as the Boracay closure and stricter rules for mining, are 'justified,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues
With the shutdown of some plants, Semirara started buying replacement power from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market in the last week of March, which had minimal impact on its 1st quarter earnings
Rapu-Rapu Mayor Ronald Galicia says local officials are 'clueless' on the activities in the mining site where two major mine spills happened 13 years ago
'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation
The rigs are part of an underground effort to mine bitcoin, and is thwarted by the miners' consumption of stolen electricity
Fishermen of Rapu-Rapu town in Albay have to sail past municipal waters just to catch fish
The current open-pit mining ban could be extended, or a new one declared in 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on mining companies to reforest areas cleared for mining.
Scientists say land decay caused by unsustainable farming, mining, pollution, and city expansion is undermining the well-being of some 3.2 billion people or 40% of the global population
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media
President Duterte also orders that personnel of the military or police found violating rules on explosives 'face automatic expulsion'
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Alegria Oil Field would have two wells ready to produce a total of 360 barrels per day
Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!
The Department of Energy says the natural gas and oil production of the field may last until 2037, based on the development plan crafted after the initial testing
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'[Ipilan Nickel Corporation] does not respect law, order, or anyone in authority. I was forced to exercise the police power of the mayor,' Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano tells Rappler