DENR to Release Final Recommendation on Mining Closure Orders Next Month

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said that he would release his decision regarding mining closure orders this July. The Mining Industry Coordinating Council originally set the orders for review, but this has been in limbo ever since the Commission on Appointments rejected Gina Lopez. Cimatu is expected to reverse most of the orders after Duterte announced that the rights of mining firms must be respected

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