DENR Sec. Gina Lopez suspends operation of 6 big mining companies

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The Department of Environment  and Natural Resources (DENR) temporarily suspended the six big mining companies in Puerto Princesa and Zambales.

According Environmental Sec. Gina Lopez, the 6 big companies will undergo an auditing process to know if they are really complying to the existing technical, social and environmental standards of the agency.

If the mining operators detected to fail the standardized requirements in their operations they will face charges against it.

Based on the interview of Lopez, she said she'll stop mining companies who's destroying the environment and compromising the health of the people. 

Also, Lopez assured the residents to help them in building their own source of income. By means of giving livelihood programs and trainings.

“I want you to know that DENR is not only for regulation. What I want to do is not just to suspend but to stop the mining operations because many people are suffering from it,” Lopez said.

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