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Philippines mining uncertainty deepens

Uncertainty is growing over the future of mining in the Philippines after Congress yesterday opted to defer a decision on confirming environment secretary Regina Lopez’s appointment until May.

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Protestors last week called for the rejection of secretary-designate Gina Lopez’s appointment

Lopez took on the role last year and launched an audit into mining activities, announcing earlier this year she would close 23 of the country’s 41 mines, suspend five more and cancel 75 development