The Philippines Mining News

Philippines to keep mining law intact, despite new minister appointment

The new head of the environment office, Roy Cimatu, has however said he believed it was possible to balance mining and natural resources protection.

Philippines shows anti-mining environment minister the door

Congress decision puts and end to a 10-month tenure during which Regina Lopez ordered the closure of more than half the country's mines and banned open-pit mining.

Philippines extends mining ban, now forbids open-pits

Prohibition only affects planned mines, not the ones currently in operations, but it will take effect immediately.

Philippine miners say gov’t shutdown order ‘illegal’

Should the government go ahead with all the recommended shutdowns and suspensions, global supply of nickel will drop by about 8%.

Philippines to extend ban on new mines, review current permits

The move is part of the government's increasing efforts to clamp down on damage caused by the mining industry in the nation, the world's top nickel ore supplier.

Nickel price jumps on Manila mining crackdown

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells miners "We will survive as a nation without you" as ministry shuts down three nickel mines in a month.

The Philippines creates ‘mining accountability’ body

The local Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ) aims to guarantee the country’s mining sector transparency and accountability.

Philex Petroleum closes coal mine, executive quits

Zamboanga Sibugay mine turned out unprofitable.

Africa’s increasing risks scaring off mining investments: report

With the exception of Ghana and Cape Verde, which were ranked as “medium risk” in the index published Wednesday, all others were classified as “high risk."