Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy (WTE) Projects
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Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy (WTE) Projects

IN FOCUS: Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy Projects

15 June 2017, Makati Shangri-la – During a Q&A session, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) President Butch Alcantara asks DENR team on 1. clear turnover guidelines post mine operations and 2. the prospect of open pit mines to become assets for ecotourism and waste to energy projects. Continue reading

WATCH: DENR Sec. Gen. Roy Cimatu addresses foreign business leaders
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WATCH: DENR Sec. Gen. Roy Cimatu addresses foreign business leaders

IN FOCUS: General Roy Cimatu, DENR Secretary 15 June 2017, Makati Shangri-la TALKING POINTS: 1. Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) between Japan & the Philippines 2. Environmental Clearances for Investors 3. Waste to Energy Projects through the aid of foreign countries 4. Water Security through DENR’s National Water Security Roadmap 5. Developments in the Philippine Mining … Continue reading

50 years in the drilling business – QED’s Blackley opens up
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50 years in the drilling business – QED’s Blackley opens up

Professional Driller Alan Blackley of Quest Exploration Drilling (QED) celebrates more than 50 years in the mining business. He shares his professional insights and life lessons with fellow industry practitioners at the Philippine Mining Luncheon over at the Manila Polo Club. Continue reading

From Black Sand Mining to the Great Silk Road
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From Black Sand Mining to the Great Silk Road

Where is the Philippines in all of these? Plenty. Now that we are in the Golden Age of Infrastructure with a slogan proposing to “Build, Build, Build”, the Duterte administration has been making loans from its neighbors particularly China to help achieve this. The Duterte administration is making sure that this relationship will reap its rewards. The brazen and aggressive illegal black sand mining that happened in Zambales is just a speck of what the China-Philippine partnership can do to our shores. With steel manufacturing a priority in China, the Zambales case is no coincidence and will most likely happen again especially now that the pact (and fate) between these two countries are inevitably sealed. Continue reading