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MANILA: Filipino Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has said he wanted to stop ex­port­ing min­eral re­sources and could close the min­ing sec­tor and tax min­ers “to death” if dam­age to the en­vi­ron­ment per­sisted. “The pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment must be made a pri­or­ity ahead of min­ing and all other ac­tiv­i­ties that ad­versely af­fect one way or an­other,” he said in an ad­dress this week. “This pol­icy is non­nego­tiable.” – Reuters

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