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Philippine mining set for bumpy ride under Duterte administration

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HARD TIMES: The Philippines' mining sector has been struggling partly due to environmental rules and policy flip flops, and is now facing lower commodity prices.

Manila

AFTER the Philippines became the top supplier of nickel ore to China in the last two years, its struggling mining industry may have felt like it was turning a corner.

But hope in the industry of getting an easier ride exploiting minerals in a country with a strong anti-