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Shoot-to-kill order issued vs helmet ban violators in Zambo village
by Jun Pasaylo - April 25, 2012 - 1:21pm
The chief of a remote village in this city on Tuesday issued a shoot-to-kill order against violators of a directive banning motorcycle riders from wearing full-face helmets.
Moriones: Blending of ancient practice, Lenten piety
by Jun Pasaylo - April 19, 2012 - 3:01pm
The famous Moriones tradition here is not merely showcase of art, cultural heritage or land of abundance; for its people, the vow of a Morion unveils their utmost faith and shared passion to the sacrifice of Jesus...
Hunt on vs illegal miners in Zamboanga
by Jun Pasaylo - April 17, 2012 - 8:21am
The regional office of the Mine and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) ordered the law enforcement agencies to stop all illegal small-scale mining operations in Zamboanga Peninsula.
Unveiling other treasures of Marinduque
by Jun Pasaylo - April 15, 2012 - 2:46pm
As the dusts of the annual Moriones event settled in, life here slowly returned to normal as thousands of local and foreign tourists joined the exodus of moving out from this Lenten capital of the country.
Moriones: A Festival of Faith
by Jun Pasaylo - April 5, 2012 - 9:25am
As the annual Moriones Festival entered fifth day today, the event continues to draw people from inside and outside this province to join the weeklong celebration.
SLIDESHOW: Moriones Festival enters Day 2
by Jun Pasaylo - April 3, 2012 - 4:24pm
The 2012 Moriones Festival entered the second of its seven-day celebration today with soldiers, garbed in Roman-inspired costumes, continue to roam the streets of this provinces.
Moriones: A way of life in Marinduque
by Jun Pasaylo - April 3, 2012 - 10:15am
Moriones Festival is not only an event to display the fine intricacies and details of Roman-inspired costumes here; it is a part of the culture and tradition of the people of the land.
SLIDESHOW: 2012 Moriones Festival
by Jun Pasaylo - April 2, 2012 - 3:53pm
The most anticipated event, the Moriones Festival, here during Lenten season has started early today with the parade of Morions in the town of Boac.
SMI, tribesmen reopen talks on resettlement issue
by Jun Pasaylo - March 30, 2012 - 12:43pm
The B’laan tribes in Bong Mal village in Kiblawan town here opened their communities for talks to settle the apparent "misunderstanding" between them and Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI), especially...
Young abantero: A child laborer's tale in Balabag mines
by Jun Pasaylo - March 27, 2012 - 8:00am
Just before the break of dawn, Ricky (not his real name) started his day by packing up his pick, mullet and ore bucket.
6 charged for illegal mining in Zamboanga
by Jun Pasaylo - March 24, 2012 - 1:35pm
Six persons, including a town official of Bayog town in Zamboanga del Sur, are facing charges for their alleged relentless efforts to mine gold ores in the mineral-rich area of Balabag Hill without the necessary...
MGB urged to stop illegal mining in Zamboanga
by Jun Pasaylo - March 22, 2012 - 2:11pm
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Zamboanga del Sur passed a resolution requesting the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to stop all illegal mining operation in the province.
Balabag Hill: Recalling history of disaster
by Jun Pasaylo - March 22, 2012 - 10:00am
Underneath the hollow grounds of Balabag hill, a father joined the flock of miners not to search for gold but of the remains of his son who was buried alive when a tunnel collapse in September 2011.
SLIDESHOW: Miners poison Balabag with cyanide
by Jun Pasaylo - March 21, 2012 - 3:20pm
Photos of the apprehension of illegal transport of minerals and chemicals in the gold-rich area of Balabag in Zamboanga del Sur.
Unregulated use of cyanide in Balabag mines revealed
by Jun Pasaylo - March 21, 2012 - 2:37pm
The small-scale mining operations in Balabag village in the hinterlands of Bayog town here revealed a disturbing reality – their miners employed unregulated use of cyanide in extracting minerals from the gold-rich...
SLIDESHOW: Dangers of small-scale mine exploration in Balabag
by Jun Pasaylo - March 20, 2012 - 2:45pm
The small-scale mining operations in the village of Balabag in Bayog town in Zamboanga del Sur endangers the lives of the thousands of residents in the area, where most of the operators are allegedly local officials...
Balabag mining, a disaster in the making
by Jun Pasaylo - March 20, 2012 - 8:00am
It is home to thousands of small scale miners due to its rich gold deposits, but Balabag village in the hinterlands of Bayog town here is a disaster in the making.
Addressing security concern in Canatuan mine operations
by Jun Pasaylo - March 16, 2012 - 9:13am
Among the biggest perils of the Philippine mining industry was the security concern in the mine sites especially on the mining equipments that are prone to attacks by the various rebel groups in host communitie...
Managing the impacts of mine exploration in Zamboanga
by Jun Pasaylo - March 15, 2012 - 8:00am
The Canatuan operation of TVI Resources Development-Philippines (TVIRD) will conclude its seven-year mine period next year, and will be the first firm to be checked if it complies with the post-mining requirements...
Touching the lives of Zamboanga IPs
by Jun Pasaylo - March 14, 2012 - 10:21am
In its nearly a decade of surface mining operation here, TVI Resource Development - Philippines (TVIRD) has helped transform a far-flung village of Siocon town into an area of employment and economic opportunities...
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