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Uncertainty in mining policy and the Manicani debate

* This is my column in BusinessWorld last November 23, 2017. The Duterte administration’s mining policy shows continuing uncertainty. First, ex-DENR secretary Gina Lopez issued a Department Administrative Order (DAO 2017-10) banning open-pit mining for metallic products. After her rejection by the Commission on Appointments (CA) last May, it was expected that her successor, Sec. Roy Cimatu, … Continue reading Uncertainty in mining policy and the Manicani debate

Ralph Abainza’s geological and sociological notes on Manicani island

Some good observations from a UP Geology undergrad student about Manicani island where an open pit mine is subject to some media and political debate as the anti-mining activists lobby for the full closure of mining operation in the island. Ralph posted this in his fb wall, and was shared by many people and groups. … Continue reading Ralph Abainza’s geological and sociological notes on Manicani island

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