Lawmakers laud DOJ’s action to stop illegal mining

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have expressed elation over praiseworthy action by the Department of Justice which stopped illegal mining activities in the province of Camarines Norte. “Congress should commend Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for taking positive action...

Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental impact in the area. In...

Anti-mining alliance urges DENR to order closure of erring mining firms

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To prevent future mining disasters in the Philippines, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups on Sunday urged the Environment and Natural Resources and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to order closure of several mining...