Mining Industry Coordinating Council

Work on new mining taxes begins

13 February, 2018 at 10:00

The government is moving closer to lifting the ban on new mining projects as the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) works out a new tax regime for the mineral industry…

End open-pit mining ban — MICC

26 October, 2017 at 10:30

The controversial ban on open-pit mining is nearing its end after the multi-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) yesterday recommended its lifting and the government’s Environment chief signaled his concurrence.

MICC to review mining tax regime

3 August, 2017 at 16:30

The interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is set to conduct a review of the country’s mining laws in order to come up with improved tax and revenue sharing schemes on local mining operations…

Ban on open pit mining stays —...

2 August, 2017 at 14:00

The order banning all prospective open-pit mines in the country will remain in effect and will be taken up at the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC), Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said.

Gov’t assures miners of fair audit

15 May, 2017 at 16:48

With the appointment of a new environment secretary, the head of the Duterte administration’s economic team yesterday assured concerned companies that, as mandated by law, they would be given due process as the government undertakes audit of mining firms.

Gov’t starts review of mines closure

8 March, 2017 at 12:00

The review of the existing 28 mines ordered closed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to kick off today.

Council to review DENR closure of mining...

21 February, 2017 at 14:00

The government’s Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is bent on subjecting to review the recent decision of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez to close down some mining firms and terminate existing government contracts with mining companies.


20 February, 2017 at 12:48

Events of the last two weeks in the mining sector indicate just how much this has turned into a minefield for both the industry and the government. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced on Feb. 2

Palace, Cabinet stop mine closures, suspension orders

10 February, 2017 at 14:59

Malacañang has put on hold the closure and suspension orders on 28 mines issued by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez purportedly to give way to due process.

Cabinet throws lifeline to miners

9 February, 2017 at 12:57

Beleaguered miners reeling from last week’s move by the Environment department to shut them down may have gotten a reprieve when the Cabinet on Tuesday…

PHL will not see new mining projects...

12 July, 2016 at 15:30

Aside from auditing the operations of existing mining sites, the new chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has also ordered a moratorium on the approval of new mining projects.

House body rushes mining, soda tax bills

21 October, 2015 at 15:00

WITH LESS than four months of congressional session left before the May 2016 national elections — and legislative leaders already straining to muster the quorum needed for final approval of bills…

‘Interventions’ sought for mining

20 October, 2015 at 16:00

EXECUTIVE officials overseeing the country’s mining sector will meet later this week to identify more ways to buoy the industry amid a standing moratorium on new permits, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said last week.

Time running out for mining revenue-sharing bill

13 April, 2015 at 11:05

Posted on April 07, 2015 10:55:00 PM By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES may run out of time to pass a proposed law that contains

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