Diokno Wants Mining Audit Threshed Out, Admits Complaints are Legitimate

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the environmental audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the mining industry must be threshed out, adding that the audit is not really an administration policy. Acknowledging that grievances aired by mining firms are legitimate, Diokno said that the industry has a lot to offer than its current contribution to the economy. Responsible mining was stressed…

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