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August 05, 2015, Wednesday
  • Sen. Trillanes cites security risk as primary reason why his witnesses in bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices won’t be able to testify. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says his witnesses in bribery charge vs. CA justices won’t be able to appear before the CA hearing. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he will appear before CA hearing on Aug. 14 to explain his bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices. 12 hours ago |
  • Trillanes ordered to appear at CA hearing on Aug. 14 at 2 pm & explain why he shouldn’t be cited for contempt for bribery allegations. 12 hours ago |
  • CA tells Sen. Trillanes to explain his allegation that 2 CA justices got P 25M each in bribes to stop Makati Mayor Binay’s suspension. 12 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that Torre de Manila is outside the boundary of Rizal Park. 12 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that it followed all ordinances, rules & guidelines in building Torre de Manila. 12 hours ago |
  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 12 hours ago |
  • LTFRB sues 2 fixers who had long been loitering in the agency’s vicinity & offering fake franchise to applicants. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says Comelec should castigate candidates abusing election rules instead of extending the campaign period. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has been experiencing light-headedness and acid reflux. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will undergo medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center from 6 pm Tuesday until Thursday. 12 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan grants Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. 13 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says frequent heavy rains in the afternoon in Metro Manila are just due to thunderstorms. 13 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says there is no weather disturbance currently affecting Metro Manila. 13 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph. 13 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ was located 1,770 kilometers east of Luzon at 2 pm on Tuesday. 13 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR has gustiness of up to 245 kph. 13 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR carries maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kph near the center. 13 hours ago |
  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 13 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 13 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 13 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 13 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she may run for Congress but she has not made up her mind. 13 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 13 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 13 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 13 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 13 hours ago |
  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 18 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 18 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 18 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 18 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 18 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 18 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 18 hours ago |
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Govt body prepares mining roadmap

By Othel V. Campos | Aug. 28, 2014 at 12:01am

A multi-sectoral committee, composed of various government agencies, is pushing for a mining roadmap that will guide the development of a more viable downstream industry for gold, nickel, chromite, iron and manganese.

The Minerals Industry Coordinating Council tasked a group of mining consultants to prepare the mining roadmap, based on documents.

The multi-sectoral committee is composed of the Trade, Environment, Science and Finance Departments, the National Economic and Development Authority and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines.

It began preparations for a broader mining roadmap after the technical working group on the copper industry roadmap successfully created a viable downstream industry plan to reinvigorate copper-based industries in the country.

The Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp., the country’s lone copper smelter, led the crafting of the copper industry roadmap which aims to increase exports by at least 15 percent to $2.45 billion by 2030 starting 2015.

Pasar president Angel Veloso, who is also the head of the copper industry roadmap technical working group, said the industry roadmap envisioned a fully integrated copper industry from mining to manufacturing by 2030.

The industry’s short-term plan until 2016 includes the operation of one or two world-class copper mines. Within the medium term or by 2022, the world-class copper mines should be working at full capacity while new mines are being developed.

Copper wire rod casting plants should have been established and fully operational as well by 2030.

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