Duterte Supports Order Versus Mining Firms, but Economic Team Warns of Adverse Effects

Mining companies affected by the closure and suspension order of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have vowed to pursue legal remedies if an appeal to the Office of the President would not work. President Rodrigo Duterte already announced his support for the DENR‘s orders, but his economic team voiced alarm. Budget secretary Benjamin Diokno previously said that complaints are valid. Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez has now added that the suspensions and closures, if they push through…

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