Showing posts from July, 2012

JCI Senate Phils throws in support for responsible mining

Davao City-The JCI Senate Philippines yesterday came out in the open and declared its support for responsible mining in the Philippines even as the Chamber of Mines disputed adverse claims that the country’s mining industry caused the degradation of some areas in Palawan.
“JCI is coming out in the open on its advocacy on responsible mining,” Zamboanga del Sur Governor and JCI Senate Philippines National President said during the JCI-sponsored Forum on Responsible Mining held at the Grand Menseng Hotel in Davao City.
The Forum attracted more than a thousand participants coming from various sectors of society including the pro-mining, anti-mining, government, media, the academe and advocacy groups.
“The falling of the trees in Palawan is not due to mining but the continuing harvest of timber for domestic consumption and the conversion of forest land for agriculture development,” was the declaration made by Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Chairman Art Disini when he gave an overview of …

DOE conducts public consultation in Davao for safe renewable energy dev't.

The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted Thusday last week a public consultation in Davao City for the proposed new department circular appropriately titled “Renewable Energy Safety, Health and Environment Rules and Regulations (RESHERR)” which will hopefully be approved before the end of the year.
“The new circular, which is yet to be approved by the DOE Secretary, is part of DOE’s proactive stance in ensuring the safety of the operations of renewable energy sources,” Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) Director Mario C. Marasigan said. There is an existing rules and regulation, he added, but it only covers geothermal energy so the proposed circular will expand on the sale law and will cover all renewable energy sources including hydro, geothermal, biomass, wind, solar and soon ocean energy.
Marasigan said this is a reminder to all those involved in the renewable energy industry to be ready for any eventuality or emergency that may challenge their operations in the long term. He …