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Two fishermen drown in abandoned open-pit mine in Rapu-Rapu

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard and police are still looking for the two farmers who were with the fishermen

Thousands join German forest demo after court reprieve

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:00 AM

A higher administrative court suspends energy company RWE's planned razing of Hambach forest for a growing open-case mine

OPEN PIT. German justice on October 5, 2018 halted temporarily the controversial expansion of a huge coal mine, banning RWE energy company deforesting the forest of Hambach. File photo by Federico Gambarini/dpa/AFP

Duterte eyes open-pit mining ban until 2019

Apr 09, 2018 - 5:40 PM

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.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero as he is accorded with foyer honors upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018. The President delivered a speech before departing for Hainan, Province, China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 slated until April 11, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Can victory over irresponsible mining in Central America spur a win in the PH?

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:14 PM

OceanaGold has been stunningly defeated in El Salvador, at least for the time being. The months to come will determine whether it can be defeated in the Philippines by 2019.

LOOK: Protesters camped outside DENR light up a Christmas tree

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The tree symbolizes the hope of residents of Sta Cruz, Zambales, and Manicani, Eastern Samar, that open-pit mining activities in those areas will soon end

As the season of Christmas is fast-approaching, communities from Manicani and Zambales and Kampo light a Christmas Tree that will symbolize the hope of the residents of the said communities to be free from suffering caused by mining activities at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Quezon City Dec 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap

Nov 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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Duterte rejects MICC proposal to lift open-pit mining ban

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'Ayaw ko because it is destroying the soil and walang corrective measures kaagad,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on open-pit mining

DENR expects to finish review on suspensions, closures of mines by year-end

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says 14 mining operations filed a motion for reconsideration, while 13 appealed before the Office of the President

CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

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

Duterte backs open-pit mining ban but wants 'elbow room' for miners

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The President instructs DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu to still consider the eventual closure of open pit mining operations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 18th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gina Lopez asks Duterte not to lift ban on open-pit mining

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Sir open pit mining will really disadvantage the Filipino our farmers and fishermen forever for life says the former environment secretary

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

DENR still reviewing suspensions, closures of mines

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:57 PM

I m afraid that we cannot release it today In due time we will announce it Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says of their ongoing review

MINING. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department will release the results of their review on mining closures and suspensions 'in due time.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan

May 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

What exactly constitutes responsible mining ?

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

May 21, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Nickel Asia s vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?

May 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Well there s a presumption of regularity says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

WHAT NOW? Former environment secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations

May 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The mining and power firm is also set to export coal to Japan for the first time as it prepares to boost its annual coal exports to 16 million metric tons

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'

May 01, 2017 - 11:22 AM

The environment department s latest policy banning prospective open pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying which was excluded in the ban

QUARRY SITE SOON. Heavy equipment at the quarry site owned by Torreverde Corporation in Batangas. Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Philex Mining suspends Silangan mine project

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:40 PM

This comes after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez banned the open pit method of mining for copper gold silver and complex ores in the Philippines

PHILEX'S FUTURE. Tagged as Philex's next key revenue generator once its Padcal mine closes in 2022, the Silangan mine in Surigao del Norte province has estimated reserves of 5 billion pounds of copper and 9 million ounces of gold in its 25-year mine life. Image from official website of Philex Mining

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?

Lopez, Calida, EJK | Evening wRap

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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DENR bans 'prospective' open-pit mines

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:49 PM

4th UPDATE I m doing it now because I have no idea what s going to happen on Tuesday says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez referring to her upcoming confirmation hearing

TAMPAKAN. In this file photo, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez looks at a miniature sculpture of Tampakan during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments. File photo from Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas

NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez listens intently during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 8. Photo by Lito Boras/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

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

Pacquiao brother: No to coal-powered plant

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Rogelio raises environment and health concerns

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

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

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

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

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

Xstrata wins Australia climate test case

Mar 28, 2012 - 3:08 PM

Swiss mining giant Xstrata wins a a court ruling that the economic benefits outweighed its climate change impacts

Gov't should resolve policy on open pit mining

Mar 27, 2012 - 5:35 PM

The National Institute of Geological Sciences laments the use of non scientific factors in opposing mining