- Published on Monday, 21 January 2013 06:34
Atty. Danilo Uykieng, MGB3 Regional Director said five large mining companies here in Central Luzon rated well in the National Greening Program (NGP) and contributed to the remarkable performance of Mines and Geosciences Bureau III this year. RD Uykieng said that based on their record, the MGB accomplished 935.49 hectares out of the 1,000 hectares or an equivalent of 93.5% of their NGP target for 2012.
The five best performing mining companies are Benguet Corporation Nickel Mines, Inc. in Candelaria, Zambales Filipinas Mining with its contractor LnL Archipelago Mining Inc. in Sta. Cruz, Zambales, Holcim Philippine Inc. in Norzagaray, Bublacan, Zambales Diversified Metals Corp.(ZDMC) in Sta. Cruz, Zambales and Ore Asia Mining and Development Corporation in Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.
Record further disclosed that Benguet Corp. planted 23,818 seedlings in their mining project in Candelaria, Zambales while Filipinas Mining with its contractor LnL Archipelago Mining Inc. which planted 8,500 seedlings in Sta. Cruz, Zambales.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:13
Director Edwin Domingo, FASPO overall Director in a memorandum letter dated February 11, 2013, asked the MGB-R3 to extend assistance to the ADB Project Preparatory Technical Assistance on Solid Waste Management Sector Project.
The project aims to assist the government in improving the solid waste management in the Philippines through provision of investment to local government which includes infrastructure on sanitary landfill, material recovery facilities, waste collection or processing equipment among others. The project would likewise look into the institutional and capacity building requirement of both the national government agencies particularly the DENR and the Local government units that will be covered by the Solidwaste Management Sector project.
- Published on Monday, 25 March 2013 01:16
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon JP. Paje issued recently policies that provide new guidelines and procedures in filing, processing and payment of application fees for mining.
Sec. Paje issued Administrative Order -2013-10 which increases the fees for application of Exploration Permit (EP) from P60.00/hectare but not less that P50,000/application to P300.00/hectare but not less than P200,000. Application for Mineral Agreement (MA) increases from P60.00/hectare but not less that P50,000/application to PhP300.00/hectare but not less than P300,000/application while application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) P 60.00/hectare but not less that P100,000/application to P500.00/hectare but not less than P500,000/application for FT AA.
MGB works on completion of Central Luzon Geohazard Maps
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has been working on the completion of the detailed geohazard maps for the seven provinces of Central Luzon.
Local government units will be able to determine where the landslide and flood prone areas are located with the aid of these maps. Through these maps, local officials may also identify and implement disaster risk reduction and management measures in the affected areas. These maps will also identify safe areas for evacuation and permanent settlement.
A 1:10,000-scale geohazard map will be so detailed that even landslide and flood prone areas in the barangay will be visible. MGB Regional Director Danilo Uykieng said all the 117 towns, 13 cities, and 3,102 barangays in the region will be covered by the new maps. To date, assessment of these areas as to their vulnerability to landslide and flooding on a 1:50,000 scale has been completed. The office is currently visiting the provinces and conducting information, education and communication campaigns on the completion of these maps to ensure compliance