Category Archives: small scale mining

75 small-scale mine tunnels in SouthCot facing closure

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Some 75 small-scale mine tunnels in T’boli town in South Cotabato are facing possible closure after being found to have been operating outside a declared mining area. Agnes Castanares, environment management specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said Wednesday the mine tunnels have been operating […]

2 miners killed, 1 hurt in Sarangani tunnel collapse

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 September) — Two mine workers were killed while another was hurt after being trapped for several hours inside a collapsed illegal small-scale mine tunnel on Sunday in an upland village in Kiamba town in Sarangani Province. Venancio Wata III, operations team leader of the Sarangani Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said […]