Engineers of regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said there could be lapses in the implementation of occupational safety standards that caused the mines tunnel tragedy in Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley.
The City Council decided not to override the veto message of city mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the 10 percent green space allocation.
A non-government organization said they received reports that at least 40 people were killed during the mining tragedy in Barangay Mt. Diwata, Monkayo town Compostela Valley on Sunday, February 28.
The conference challenged the presidential candidates in the 2016 elections to listen to the demands mining-affected communities and other concerned sectors in Mindanao.
An alliance of indigenous peoples in the country urged candidates for the upcoming national elections to consider the abolition of Philippine Mining Act of 1995, replacing it with a regulation tailored to benefit indigenous communities where many of the country’s minerals are extracted.
Two brothers are now facing charges after allegedly shooting and wounding a critically endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) in Barangay Tambobong, Baguio District, Davao City last Sunday, February 21.
The 10 percent green space allocation for future development projects in the city will remain a mandatory requirement here as its mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, quashed the council’s decision to amend a land use ordinance which attracted opposition among environmental groups.
The National Democratic Front has declared war against coal mining companies in the Caraga region and ordered the New People’s Army to mount attacks.
The environmental advocacy arm of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) has joined the snowballing petition to reverse the city council’s decision to amend an ordinance that required land developers to allocate a green space for their projects.
One of the city’s lawmakers who pushed to remove the 10 percent ‘green space’ requirement from an ordinance got a tongue-lashing for saying such rule might discourage developers from building socialized housing projects.