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Gina Lopez names 21 mining firms facing closure

/ 12:59 PM February 02, 2017
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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday said 21 mines are facing closure, mainly for ruining bodies of water because of “indiscriminate mining.”

The firms are:

  • Benguetcorp Nickel Mines Inc. (Zambales)
  • Eramen Minerals Inc. (Zambales)
  • Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (Zambales)
  • LNL Archipelago Minerals Inc. (Zambales)
  • Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and Development Corp. (Homonhon Island, Eastern Samar)
  • Emir Minerals Corp. (Homonhon Island, Eastern Samar)
  • Techiron Mineral Resources Inc. (Homonhon Island, Eastern Samar)
  • AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration (Dinagat Islands)
  • Krominco Inc. (Dinagat Islands)
  • SinoSteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corporation (Dinagat Islands)
  • Oriental Synergy Mining Corporation (Dinagat Islands)
  • Wellex Mining Corporation (Dinagat Islands)
  • Libjo Mining Corporation (Dinagat Islands)
  • Oriental Vision Mining Philippines Corp. (Dinagat Islands)
  • ADNAMA Mining Resources Corporation (Surigao del Norte)
  • Claver Mineral Development Corp. (Surigao del Norte)
  • Platinum Development Corp. (Surigao del Norte)
  • CTP Construction and Mining Corp. (Surigao del Norte)
  • Carrascal Nickel Corporation (Surigao del Norte)
  • Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (Surigao del Norte)
  • Hinatuan Mining Corporation (Eastern Samar)

Lopez also suspended Oceanagold, Lepanto, Citinickel (Narra), Berong Nickel, Ore Asia in Bulacan.

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