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DENR bans prospective open-pit mines

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TAMPAKAN. In this file photo, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez looks at a miniature sculpture of Tampakan during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments. File photo from Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

‘I’m doing it now because I have no idea what’s going to happen on Tuesday,’ says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, referring to her upcoming confirmation hearing

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 27, 2017) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez announced on Thursday, April 27, that her department is banning “prospective open-pit mines.” Continue reading DENR bans prospective open-pit mines