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DENR exec on mining audit: Not true there was no due process

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MINING CLOSURES. This box contains documents from mining companies with closure order. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

‘The mere fact that mining companies replied to the DENR’s audit findings means that they acknowledge due process was being observed,’ says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Boxes of documents related to the mining audit were presented to reporters on Friday, February 24, as an environment official reiterated that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) followed due process in conducting the audit. Continue reading DENR exec on mining audit: Not true there was no due process

A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms

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RESPONSIBLE MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about responsible mining on her first day on the job. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ dimensions as well

MANILA, Philippines (July 9, 2016) —  A week after she ordered an audit on mining operations in the country, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Friday, July 8, announced the suspension of 4 mining companies for violating environmental standards.  Continue reading A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms