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Listen to victims of illegal miners, Bishop urges Noy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Listen to victims of illegal miners, Bishop urges Noy

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  • Wednesday, 27 June 2012
A Catholic bishop has appealed to President Aquino to be considerate of the people opposing mining in their areas, saying that they are the ones who will suffer most of the consequence of mining.

Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable urged Aquino to study the issue carefully before implementing the government’s new mining policy and seriously consider its effects to the communities and the environment.
“At the end of the day, for better and for worse, the local people will face the effects (of mining) and not those in Manila,” Afable said.

Aquino is set to sign on a new mining executive order with which Malacañang hopes to strike a balance between conflicting interests between the mining industry and environment..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/787-listen-to-victims-of-illegal-miners-bishop-urges-noy

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