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50 years in the drilling business – QED’s Blackley opens up
Drilling / Journalism / Legacy / Mine / minerals development / Mining / Professionalism / Resources Industry / Underground Mining / Work Ethic

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

Business as usual for Philippine miners?
Economy / Journalism / Mining / Opinion / Philippines / Resources Industry

Business as usual for Philippine miners?

If indeed that this MICC review is already taking place, is it fair enough to assume that no deals be done yet while MICC is still reviewing each case? Why is CNC signing a deal with our Chinese neighbors, as if it’s already in the bag? Where is the due process? 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

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Why Margaux (Mocha) Uson has my support

11 May 2017 – Among the many appointees of PRRD, Margaux β€˜Mocha’ Uson is one of those controversial people in the Duterte team I would like to see kicked out. For the longest time, I have questioned (and even scorned) her presence in Malacanang. Now that she is officially part of the team, instead of … Continue reading

The Historical Significance Behind South Africa’s Freedom Day
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The Historical Significance Behind South Africa’s Freedom Day

To never forget one’s history, to fight injustice in all its forms and to see how far one has come – may it be for a person, community, or a country – is what makes freedom all the more significant and integral for humanity to thrive. #FREEDOMDAY #SOUTHAFRICA Continue reading