Philip­pines to sus­pend over 10 more mines in crack­down

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

MANILA: The Philip­pines will sus­pend more than 10 ad­di­tional mines in an on­go­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal crack­down on the sec­tor but the an­nounce­ment of who will be shut has been moved to next Mon­day, the min­is­ter in charge of min­ing said yes­ter­day.

En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Sec­re­tary Regina Lopez said more than 10 mines will “def­i­nitely” be sus­pended “be­cause of the many vi­o­la­tions.”

Iden­ti­ties of those to be sus­pended will be an­nounced on Sept 26, she said. – Reuters

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