by Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippine News Agency / Photo from Bicol Today, CHRISTINE AZUL-ESPENILLA | Thursday, 23 June 2016
The incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not oppose to mining but mining firms must do it right.
"The key word here is responsible and the president has made his position very clear: You have to do it right. If you cannot do it right, then get out of mining," incoming Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said a during a press briefing on Thursday.
Abella said Duterte has also asked to apply the standards of responsible mining as practiced in developed countries...