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  • Presidential directive sought on new oil contracting round’s tax regime

    A directive from the Office of the President is being sought for a clearer policy on tax regime that shall be applied on the Department of Energy’s invitation for “unsolicited tenders” on petroleum exploration investments in the...

    • Posted February 5, 2018
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  • Mining firm teaches a generation to plant a tree

    Responsible mining doesn’t only mean complying with the letter and spirit of the law. It also means going out to the community and teaching kids the importance of looking after our planet. Marcventures Mining and Development Corp....

    • Posted February 5, 2018
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  • Solon urges SC to declare unconstitutional Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking

    A progressive solon is urging the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU), as it is being used to justify Beijing’s supposed aggressive stance in Benham Rise, the Manila Bulletin reported Jan....

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • DENR, mining firms discuss policy thrusts

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) met with mining companies to thresh out issues affecting the sector, the Philippine Star reported Jan. 17. Without going into specifics, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) director Wilfredo Moncano...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Open-pit mining in context and by example

    By Dindo Manhit Administrative Order No. 2017-10 prohibiting the open-pit method of mining for copper, gold, silver and complex ores in the country remains effective at the turn of the year. This is largely due to President...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • PSALM pushes sale of big assets

    The state-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is bent on finally pushing through with the privatization of expensive assets this year, including the 650-megawatt Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal and the 210-MW Mindanao...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • International experts find Bataan Nuclear Plant repairable

    International nuclear experts found the mothballed 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant repairable, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi told Manila Standard over the weekend. Technicians from Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp. and other international nuclear experts already presented to...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Biomass, hydro perks extended by DOE

    The Energy Department will extend the installation target for the availment of feed-in-tariff rates by biomass and run-of-river hydro projects for another two years, a top official said. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said he was verifying some...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Cusi says 2 LNG bids rejected by PNOC

    Philippine National Oil Co. rejected two unsolicited proposals out of the seven groups that expressed interest in teaming up with the government to build the country’s planned $2-billion liquefied natural gas facility. “There are seven partners who...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Mining firm provides livelihood training on abaca, falcata

    In order to build and strengthen the capacities of people’s organizations in its host and neighboring communities, Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. has organized a series of livelihood trainings on abaca and falcata plantation. A two-phase training...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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