Philippine Daily Inquirer

Vizcaya tribal folk join barricade vs mine firm

Tribal folk in this upland town are taking turns in watching two road barricades they have set up to block the entry of equipment and supplies for an Australian-owned mining firm.

Zambales leaders reject coal plant

Zambales leaders on Friday rejected plans for the construction of a 600-megawatt coal-fired plant here, during a public hearing that was arranged by a consortium of energy firms to convince government to issue an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the project.

Points for mining industry to consider

With the discussions on mining gaining more media attention and with statements and positions emerging from various institutions, the past polarization of advocates and critics—pros and antis—is being lifted out of previous discussions and ...

Gold Fields eyes Mankayan for $70M

Gold Fields Ltd., one of the world’s top gold producers, is exploring the possibility of acquiring the Mankayan copper-gold project in Benguet for $70 million. This would expand the South African mining giant’s investment in the province’s...

San Miguel unit to put up coal-fed plants in Cavite, Leyte

Funding to come from power subsidiary’s IPO MANILA, Philippines—The San Miguel group is in the “advanced” planning stage to build two new coal-fired power plants in Cavite and Leyte, both part of its P90.4-billion greenfield power portfolio

Subic locators not primary beneficiary of coal-fired power plant

Although the coal-fired power plant that is to be built here would rise in the Redondo Peninsula, almost all of the power it would generate would not go to businesses in this freeport, an official of the project proponent said.