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Palawan Quicksilver Mining Report

Requested from DENR by Charmila Siplon at 03:17 PM on May 02, 2020.
Purpose: JD Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2010 - 04/24/2020
Tracking no: #DENR-610338157643

Charmila 03:17 PM, May 02, 2020

Good day!

Hi, I have read an article from Philippine Daily Inquirer about them having a report from FOI with regard to the Palawan Quicksilver Mining on the issues of mercury contamination. I hope that you have a copy of such that could help me for my thesis writing on resolving mercury pollution. The summary is:

1) The residents of the villages of Sta. Lourdes and Tagburos, with a combined population of more than 10,000, are suffering from varying degrees of mercury poisoning due to constant exposure to mine tailings and ingestion of marine products contaminated by poisonous mercury ore.
May 4, 2020

Dear Charmila,


Thank you for your request dated May 02, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Palawan Quicksilver Mining Report.

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 Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) at (02) 8667-6700 loc. 155 or email at; DENR R-IVB at (02) 8405-0046 or email at; MGB R-IVB at (02) 8536-0215 or email at and EMB R-IVB at (02) 8536-9786/ 8400-5960 or email at

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Thank you.

Jane G. Bautista
Chief/ FOI Officer
Records Management Division
DENR Central Office
Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 8926-8079
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