The Philippines Mining News

Philippines' Duterte holds open pit mining ban despite pressure

President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not only ignores demands from pro-mining groups but also from members of his own government, including the current environment minister Roy Cimatu.

Philippines' Duterte lifts suspension on gold miner Lepanto

Lepanto was among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.

Philippines confirms environment minister who supports open pit mining ban

Roy Cimatu, who replaced ousted ecologist Regina Lopez in May, has said he would review evidence brought forward by mining companies and communities before deciding whether to keep, modify, or reverse his predecessor's measures.

Philippines delays environment minister nomination approval over mining woes

Former minister Lopez had to leave the post after the same legislative panel that delayed Cimatu’s confirmation rejected her appointment.

Philippines' President says open-pit mining ban should stay

Rodrigo Duterte said ban should remain in place given the environmental damage it causes, but noted he would give companies time to find alternative mining methods.

Philippines to expand mining ban to watershed areas, ore exports

In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the government's proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.

Philippines says open pit mining ban to stay put

Environment and Natural Resources minister Roy Cimatu also said there was no rush to make decision on suspended, closed mines.

Nickel production to grow for first time since 2013 — report

More supply will likely drag prices lower, as the metal already touched a one-year low of $8,680 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange last week and is down more than 10% this year.

For these women, working underground is a bright opportunity

Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children.

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."