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Metro Baguio

Support people’s mining bill

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The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) reiterated its call for the scrapping of the vicious Philippine Mining Act of 1995 that intensified the intrusion of foreign mining companies in ancestral lands. (From l-r) Santos Mero, deputy secretary general (CPA); Franklin Almoza, IPMR Itogon; Jose Sapino, Pacda Neighborhood Organization; and Vicente Dilem of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Cordillera showed strong support to DENR Secretary Gina Lopez in her decision on 23 mines, suspension of five mines including the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, Acupan Mines of Benguet Corp and Oceana Gold in Nueva Vizcaya and cancelation of 75 Mineral Production Sharing Agreement including five MPSA in Benguet and Abra.

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