DENR Stops Small Scale Mining Operations Outside Government-Designated Areas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered a stop to small-scale mining operations, halting about 60 percent of total gold production in the country. The order covers small-scale mining activities operating outside designated areas, called Minahang Bayan, as these are illegal in nature. The move was in response to complaints by major mining firms that it was focusing on large-scale mining companies. A Minahang…

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