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Sall scale mining

Requested from DENR by Clein Jordache Bueno at 08:55 PM on Jan 26, 2019.
Purpose: For research purposes
Date of Coverage: 06/01/2018 - 01/26/2019
Tracking no: #DENR-341944023988

Clein Jordache 08:55 PM, Jan 26, 2019

Is the small scale mining in the Philippines open?
February 4, 2019

Dear Clein Jordache,


Thank you for your request dated Jan 26, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Small scale mining.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we would need for you to resubmit your request as we are still missing from you some vital information. Please ensure that, in addition to all the mandatory fields, you also fill out the fields pertaining to specific information/data needed.
In this regard, please be informed that small scale mining in the Philippines is allowed 
as long as there's an issued permit granted by MGB.

You may also contact the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) located at Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila with contact Nos. (63-2) 9209120; (63-2) 9209136; Trunk Line No. (63-2) 6676700 email at contact-us.
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Brgy. Luciano, Capitol Site,
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