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Small scale mining in the Philippines

Requested from DENR by Abigail Arellano at 01:51 PM on Mar 05, 2019.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2014 - 01/01/2019
Tracking no: #DENR-200385071535

Abigail 01:51 PM, Mar 05, 2019

Hi! I would like to request for the following data:

1. Statistics on mining particularly small scale mining (SSM) in the Phil
2. Phil. mining areas that are mercury-free vs. those that are still reported to be mercury-contaminated
3. Best SSM practices in the Phil. 

Recommendation of other sources of data re: SSM is also appreciated. Thanks!
March 5, 2019

Dear Abigail,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 05, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Small scale mining in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) at (02) 667-6700 loc. 155 located at G/F MGB Bldg., MGB Compound, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City or a email add.

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