Duterte Backtracks from Full Support of Mining Closure Orders

President Rodrigo Duterte has backtracked a bit from his all out support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. He now says that the mining situation must be studied carefully because of the potential contribution of the sector to the economy. Acting Mines And Geosciences Bureau (MGB) head Wilfedo Moncano also expressed concern that the industry is being slowly killed by Lopez’s actions…

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