Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte

Jun 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life take care of his 6 grandchildren tend to his bonsais and resume scuba diving but service beckoned

DOJ CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II faces his latest controversy since being appointed chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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

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

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad describe how the death contracts were carried out and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry

Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte officials clash over quarry operations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Provincial Engineering Office has been extracting sand and gravel at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero without a permit

CONTESTED OPERATIONS. The issue stems from the extraction conducted by the Provincial Engineering Office at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero since July 2014. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

SC on Davao Death Squad case: PNP can search quarry for bodies

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The ruling made in November 2014 offers a new window of opportunity for the police and the Commission on Human Rights to now resume their investigation into the DDS

WATCH: Vicious knockout sends boxer face-first into dinner plates

Aug 05, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Boxing action from New Zealand spills out of the ring ruining more than a few peoples dinner

Izu Ugonoh (R) lands a right cross on Will Quarrie (L) in New Zealand. Screenshot from YouTube

Toledo City pushes for quarrying ban in major Cebu river

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Although the city government has an ordinance banning quarrying in Sapangdaku River operators take advantage of the absence a provincial law

More Filipinos hired than fired, quit jobs in Q4

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:02 AM

Employment in large enterprises in Metro Manila continued to expand in the 4th quarter of 2012

JOBS GAINED AND LOST. Government data says hiring growth was up in the last quarter of 2012. AFP Photo.

Only 16 mining applications accepted so far

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:24 PM

MGB accepts only 16 out of 152 mining applications it received since the lifting of a moratorium on such applications

SETTLEMENT. Miner OceanaGold reluctantly paid taxes so it could proceed with the shipment of ores from this Didipio mine where open pit operations started last December 2012. Photo from media website of OceanaGold

Philex fine could be highest for water pollution

Feb 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Environment Undersecretary Ignacio says the penalty for Philex violation of the Clean Water Act continues to grow

MINE SPILL. A Philex  Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo provided by Philex

Gov't to expand limestone quarry areas

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:35 PM

The government reviews the applications of cement companies for the expansion of limestone quarry areas

EO 79 pulls down mining industry growth in Q3

Nov 28, 2012 - 9:44 PM

Mining and Quarrying decline 2 2 in Q3 2012