Category Archives: small scale mining

6 nabbed for illegal mining in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 August) – Six persons including a government militiaman suspected of doing small-scale mining operations in Arakan, North Cotabato were arrested in a raid around 2 pm Friday, a police officer said. Senior Inspector Jun Napat, chief of the Arakan municipal police station, identified the Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit member as Salas […]

Monkayo mayor welcomes relocation of Diwalwal miners but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) – The plan of the state-run Philippine Mining Development Corporation (PMDC) to relocate the small-scale miners from Mt. Diwalwal to Barangay Mabatas in Monkayo, Compostela Valley province should not mean the entry of large-scale mining companies that would only deprive community members of their livelihood, an official said on […]

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 […]