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Sinong dapat pakinggan? VG Benglen Ecleo encounters pro-mining rallyists in Dinagat

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Should there be a total crackdown or not?

While going around the province on a Sunday, Vice Governor Benglen Ecleo got the chance to meet responsible mining advocates in Loreto, Dinagat Islands. The group held up posters asking for due process from Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who recently ordered the shutdown of several mines and the cancellation of 75 mining projects across the country.

The group, which also included displaced workers, wants Lopez to give a reprieve and allow the mining operators to clear and make up for their supposed lapses before issuing any final closure order.

With Ecleo there, the crowd thankfully averted a clash with anti-mining groups. That was close!