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Gov Cadiao supports Duterte’s open pit mining ban

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Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao said she supports the Duterte administration’s stance to ban open pit mining.

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his position during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 23.

Cadiao said she knows the danger that open pit mining brings to the environment.

“Whatever is the dictum of the president and has been provided [by] the law we will support it,” she said.

But Cadiao said she also supports responsible mining.

She admitted that the provincial government benefits from the taxes being paid by a mining firm.