DENR Secretary Ms. Gina Lopez announces via Facebook Live the suspension of a couple of mining companies for various violations.
First, Ore Asia Mining and Development Corporation operating in Dona Remedios Trinidad Benguet.
According to DENR, violations include river siltation and indiscriminate mining operations.
Second, Berong Nickel Corp based in Region IV-B in Quezon, Palawan for siltation of coastal waters and affecting farmers in the area.
Third, Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation based in Region-IV B in Narra and Espanola Palawan for river siltation affecting farmers and fisher folks in the locality.
Fourth, OceanaGold Phils. Inc. operation in Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya. Violation is impact of mining in agricultural lands.
Fifth is Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company operating in Mankayan Benguet. Violations are mine tailing spills and abandoned tail ponds.
Facebook Live announcement:
Netizens cheer Sec. Lopez for acting in behalf of the interest of the Filipino people.
“Go Sec. Woohoo, finally. Healing of Mother Nature. It will take time for the total healing or cure. But, it’s time someone stands for it. Should you need our support… Feel free,” Richard Abuda commented.
“Sec. Gina Lopez is truly a rare specie of a public servant. Indeed for the interest of nature and people. God bless you,” Edgardo Lingat said.
“They need you so much madam! God bless you and to your team,” Jaycee De Jesus remarked.
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Who’s who in the list: DENR Sec announces suspension of several mining companies for various violations