Most of us probably asked our grade school teachers,PH is 2nd to South Africa in terms of gold deposits (not reserve) per square area, meaning every province every nook in the country has gold. It doesn't mean the country has the most deposits but just there is gold everywhere. (As explained to me by a Filipino geologist, a mining expert.) As for gold reserves (in the bank vaults), last time I looked PH is outside of the top ten but maybe ten to twenty.
What to do with all the mineral wealth? Idiots can say dig up all the gold and the minerals of the country, and PH will be prosperous. On Sibuyan island, there is gold and nickel (I believe).
The nickel mine was turned down because they will end up digging 40% of the island.
Even small scale gold mining was dangerous because of mercury pollution in the air. Anyone know the story of the Republic of Naurau? Google it.
PH is very rich in mineral wealth, top dog
but there are only few islands (of the 7107) with land mass that can sustain mining. Remember Marinduque and the Placer Dome disaster?
So which island should go first? Sibuyan, Boracay, Panglao, El Nido
and what happens to the marine life? Remember the epicenter of world's marine biodiversity is Verde Island passage. Where would they dump the tailings, into the sea?
Catch 22 situation.
Arr, shiver me timbers! Pirates have been found living under a rock in the Philippines - pirate ants, that is.
These pirate ants got their names not because of their tendency to plunder, but because of the dark patches around their eyes, National Geographic reported.
The wastes dumped in the country’s landfills need not go to waste.
Cemex Philippines, one of the largest producers and distributors of cement in the country, announced on Wednesday that it would “go green,” by recycling wastes from landfills to fuels that will be used in mills processing its cement products.
Normandy Chan, plant director of APO Cement plant, said on Wednesday that the company processes wastes and converts it into biofuels for the ball mills and other machines in cement production.
This is good news.Soon to rise in Metro Manila: In-city relocation sites for evicted illegal settlers
The government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has started constructing in-city relocation sites for illegal settlers evicted from the six major waterways in Metro Manila
7 ‘Ondoy’ cities unite to protect Marikina watershedIn addition, the alliance recognized the importance of the role of residents in the preservation of the watershed, especially where solid waste management is concerned.
The Marikina Watershed Environs Integrated Resource Development Alliance or the Alliance of Six was formed in September of 2010, a year after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Ondoy.
Quezon City joined the six cities only this year, prompting the new group to be called the Alliance of Seven.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467034043387994&set=a.352243388200394.85942.351561741601892&type=1&theaterWelcome to Ringling Bros so-called "Center for Elephant Conservation" in Florida. This center has nothing to do with conservation, rather it is just Ringling's breeding grounds, where they replenish their performers, since they usually die ...at a premature age. This is also where they train the baby elephants by the methods in the photos. These babies must endure this treatment for days straight, until their spirit is broken and finally give up.
Tarsier found in Manila Golf
22 June 2013 | Inquirer
But the DENR also noted that a baby tarsier
was spotted at singer Jose Mari Chan’s house in Forbes Park a month ago,
but that it had died by the time the agency came to retrieve it.
Because the tarsier “had already undergone enough stress,”
including during transport,
Toledo said the DENR-PAWB was careful not to touch it any further.
It was kept in a box during transport to prevent further handling,”
the veterinarian said.