Stricter Guidelines Set for Mining in the Philippines

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has raised the bar on responsible mining with a stricter set of criteria in the audit of around 105 metallic and non-metallic mines nationwide, including quarrying and small-scale mining. The comprehensive review will focus on the companies’ compliance with the requirements of the Mining Act of 1995, Environmental Compliance Certificate, Forestry Law, and other laws pertaining to mining. The new round…

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