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TVI Advances Tamarok Exploration Program

April 25, 2007

- Free, Prior and Informed Consent Received From Local Community

- TVI Welcomed By Indigenous Leaders

- Philippine Government on Hand to Witness Approvals

- Geological Surveys and Drilling Program Planned for 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - TVI Pacific Inc. ("TVI" or the "Company") (TSX:TVI) announced today that free, prior and informed consent has been received from a Subanen indigenous community in Zamboanga del Norte, Southern Philippines, allowing TVI Pacific's Philippine affiliate, TVI Resource Development Philippines, Inc. ("TVIRD"), to conduct further exploration activities on the Tamarok Prospect, located 60 aerial kilometres NNE of TVIRD's Balabag Project. This release should be read in conjunction with the release issued on February 7, 2007, "Tamarok - Tapisa Results Indicate Potential for Extensive Copper-Gold Mineralization System."

The consent is outlined in the final draft of a Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA"). This document defines the terms and conditions for the Company's proposed exploration project at the Tamarok Prospect, within the Subanen's ancestral domain claim. The MOA also sets out the benefits that the Subanen people will receive when exploration activities commence, including provisions requiring TVIRD to develop an Environmental Work Program. Ranking officials of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples ("NCIP"), the Philippine government agency that oversees the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act ("IPRA"), were on hand to witness the decision meeting where the final draft MOA was approved.

The decision meeting is part of the free, prior and informed consent ("FPIC") process under the IPRA. The MOA will be signed by the Subanen, TVIRD, and the NCIP following the review of the Company's FPIC Report and the final draft MOA. The Philippines' Mines and Geosciences Bureau will then be in a position to complete the granting of the permits required to allow continued exploration, currently expected by the fourth quarter 2007.

In February, TVI Pacific Inc. announced that preliminary reconnaissance surveys, involving semi-detailed geological mapping and sampling over portions of Tamarok and the nearby Tapisa tenement applications, supported previously reported historical findings and identified additional copper and gold prospective occurrences. The Management of TVI believes that these early-stage results indicate that both properties have the potential to host copper-gold porphyry deposits.

Once the permitting process is complete, TVIRD plans to carry out systematic detailed geological surveys, further delineate on surface drill targets and schedule a diamond drilling program commensurate with ongoing results.

For the full feature story and photos, please visit www.tviphilippines.com

About TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI)

TVI Pacific Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian mining company focused on exploring for and producing precious and base metals within district scale systems in Asia.

In the Philippines, TVI's most advanced project, the Canatuan Mine (the first foreign-invested, new, mining project in the Philippines since the passage of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995) began mining and milling operations in mid-2004, producing gold and silver dore through its affiliate TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Ltd. ("TVIRD"). In 2006, TVIRD received a completed NI 43-101 feasibility study on the Canatuan Sulphide project prepared by Norwest Corporation. The report has been filed with certain securities regulatory authorities in Canada and is available at the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The Norwest study addresses the copper-zinc bearing massive sulphide zone, or lower portion of the Canatuan Deposit. Construction of the Sulphide Project at Canatuan is now underway. In addition, TVIRD holds a 2.5% NSR on the Philippine-based Rapu Rapu project operated by Lafayette Mining Ltd. Exploration in the Philippines is being conducted at Canatuan, in an effort to expand TVIRD's mineral resource base and to find new deposits, at Balabag and at other areas which management of TVI view as compelling exploration properties.

In China, TVI's wholly-owned Chinese subsidiary, Hunan Pacific Geological Exploration Inc. ("HPGEI"), was the first foreign mining company to be granted both WOFE status and a Qualified Explorer License. The exploration program in China is focused primarily within the Golden Triangle area, a highly prospective metallogenic region in China's south-western provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi Autonomous Region and prospective areas in the Tibet Autonomous Region. HPGEI has 2,394 sq kms of land under application in China in the Golden Triangle and in the Tibet A.R.

TVI also has a Drilling Segment consisting of Exploration Drilling Corporation ("EDCO"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TVI Pacific Inc. based in the Philippines, and Hunan Pacific Drilling ("HPD"), a segment of HPGEI based in China, which generates revenue from contract drilling.

Certain information set out in this News Release constitutes forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions and expectations of management of the Company, as at the effective date of such statements and, in certain cases, information provided or disseminated by third parties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and that information provided or disseminated by third parties is reliable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties (known and unknown) that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, such things as the volatility of prices for precious metals and base metals, commodity supply and demand, fluctuations in currency and interest rates, inherent risks associated with the exploration and development of mining properties, ultimate recoverability of mineral reserves, timing, results and costs of exploration and development activities, availability of financial resources or third-party financing, new laws (domestic or foreign), changes to administrative practices and changes in exploration plans or budgets.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon the forward-looking statements contained in this News Release and such forward-looking statements should not be interpreted or regarded as guarantees of future outcomes. Forward-looking information relating to the timing of tenement applications and the nature and timing of anticipated exploration activities is based upon prior experiences with Government agencies in the Philippines, the Company's understanding of the regulatory environment in the Philippines, the results of prior exploration activities, the current exploration plan developed by the Company, and the Company's current budget and overall strategy for exploration in the Philippines, which plans, budget and strategy are all subject to change. In certain cases, the anticipated timing of exploration activities is dependent upon the receipt of regulatory approvals from government authorities in the Philippines. The Company has no control over the timing of processing of applications for such regulatory approvals. The forward-looking statements of the Company contained in this News Release are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement. Various risks to which the Company is exposed in the conduct of its business (including exploration activities) are described in detail in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2006, which has been filed on SEDAR and is available under the Company's profile at www.SEDAR.com. Subject to applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise the forward-looking statements included in this News Release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

For more information, please contact

TVI Pacific Inc.
Clifford M. James
President and CEO
(403) 265-4356
(403) 264-7028 (FAX)


TVI Pacific Inc.
Paul Moon
Director, Corporate Communications
(403) 265-4356
(403) 264-7028 (FAX)
Email: tvi-info@tvipacific.com
Website: tvi2014.q4web.com