Mines and Geosciences Bureau Recommends Lifting of Ban on Open-Pit Mining

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has recommended to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu the lifting of the ban on open-pit mining. The agency said that it is an internationally accepted mining method, with even Duterte himself telling industry executives and officials that the law allows this practice. The issue will likely be taken up during the next meeting of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC), which is…

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