Mining ban raises risks in the Philippines

A decision to close, suspend and cancel mining operations has come under fire as yet another of President Rodrigo Duterte's ill-considered policies

Manila, March 1, 2017 3:36 PM (UTC+8)
Workers cover a stockpile of nickel ore minerals with a tarp to avoid moisture in Tubay, Agusan del Sur, in southern Philippines February 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Erik De Castro
Workers cover a stockpile of nickel ore minerals with a tarp to avoid moisture in Tubay, Agusan del Sur, in southern Philippines February 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Erik De Castro
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