Duterte Replaces MGB Director Jasareno

Mining companies may have scored a temporary minor victory when President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Wilfredo Moncano as the new director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, thus removing from the post Leo Jasareno. The latter had led the extensive audit of mining firms that resulted into several suspensions. Jasareno is currently facing a court case filed by Lepanto Mining, which claims that his statement that the firm is being recommended…

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