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Open-pit mining ban to stay

/ 05:16 AM January 15, 2018

TAGUM CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his opposition to open-pit mining.

In a speech at the 60th birthday bash of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez here, Mr. Duterte said he had ordered Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to stop open-pit mining operations.

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“It has to stop,” the President said.

He said he had “no other order” to Cimatu “except to kindly take care of the environment for the next generation.” —Frinston Lim

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