• Romualdez steps down from Benguet Corp., Chamber posts

    The president and chief executive officer of listed Benguet Corp. has decided to resign from his post due to health reasons, The Philippine Star reported August 25. In a regulatory filing, the company said its board has...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • MGB cool to congressional franchise for mining operations

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is against a bill in Congress that may require mining firms to obtain a legislative franchise before they begin operations. “MGB is not keen to support it. Mining is not a...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • Sharing resources could calm seas for China and PH

    Richard Heydarian says in the South China Morning Post that China’s and the Philippines’ weighing of resource sharing marks an upward turn for two nations once awash in acrimony.   Amid rapidly improving bilateral ties, Philippine President...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • Mining sustains growth in first half; output yields P50.8B

    While there’s still a large deficit in the production of nickel ore in the Philippines, the value of the country’s total metallic output — now at P50.81 billion — still managed to go up in the first...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • PH courts China, Japan for $135-B power push

    The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to fast-track, Bloomberg News reported August 18. The Southeast Asian nation has held discussions...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • More positive energy for economic growth

    By Dindo Manhit The Philippine Statistics Authority has released data indicating 6.5-percent growth in the gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2017, up from 6.4 percent in the first quarter. One of the factors essential...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • DOE modifies ‘petroleum contracting’ scheme

    For prospective commercial discoveries, the Department of Energy (DOE) will be modifying the “upstream contracting round” for petroleum blocks at Philippine basins that could potentially yield fresh finds of indigenous oil and gas. According to Energy Secretary...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • PH mineral production value rose 4.3% in first half

    The value of Philippine mineral production grew 4.3 percent in the first half from a year ago on higher metal prices, despite the restriction on production and exploration imposed by former Environment secretary Regina Lopez, Manila Standard...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • Lifting of oil exploration ban in West PH sea still ongoing

    The Department of Energy (DOE) assured that the government is working to lift the moratorium and finally resume oil and gas exploration activities on the disputed areas located in the West Philippine Sea, Malaya Business insight reported...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • AusIMM, PMEA sign MOU to expand ties

    By Jimbo Gulle The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Philippine Mining and Exploration Association (PMEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will help its members get important accreditation for jobs in both...

    • Posted August 25, 2017
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