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DENR says open-pit mining ban to stay - Inquirer.net

Decision on mine closures, suspensions moved to end-August Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said yesterday that he would not lift a ban on open-pit mining imposed in April and that an inter-agency ...and more »

Open pit mining ban to stay — Cimatu - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The order banning all prospective open-pit mines in the country will still be in effect and will be discussed at the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said. "It still stays. This ...and more »

Environment chief says ban on open-pit mining to stay - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - (UPDATE 2) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Monday he would not lift a ban on open-pit mining imposed in April in an anti-pollution crackdown, as an inter-agency mining council reviews how miners are taxed in the Philippines. Cimatu ...and more »

Open pit mining ban stays — DENR - Manila Bulletin

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has remained firm not to lift a ban on prospective open pit mines to ensure that the environment will not suffer from further degradation. Environment and Natural ...and more »

Open-pit mining ban stays for now - BusinessWorld Online Edition

THE GOVERNMENT�s Environment chief said on Monday he would not lift a ban on open-pit mining imposed in April by his controversial predecessor, as an inter-agency mining council reviews how miners are taxed. Uncertainty persists for the country�s ...and more »

UPDATE 1-Philippines' environment minister says ban on open-pit mining to stay in place - Reuters

... * Environment minister says open-pit mining ban stays. * Says not rushing decision on suspended, closed mines. * Proposal to increase taxes on mines being discussed (Adds minister comments, industry details). By Enrico Dela Cruz. MANILA, July 31 ...and more »

DENR calls for ASEAN's environmental cooperation - Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Environmental Secretary Roy Cimatu is encouraging the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen the cooperation among its 10 members in protecting the environment. (PNA photo). BAGUIO CITY, July 31 — Environmental Secretary ...and more »