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Philippine miners say closures illegal as minister sticks to her guns

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 05:50

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"These open pits near our rivers and streams will be there forever and a day," said Ms Lopez.

Manila

THE Philippine mining minister's decision to close over half of the country's mines and suspend others is "illegal and unfair", an industry group said on Monday, as the minister stood by her action.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez on Thursday ordered

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