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Mining firm sues Zambales town mayor

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mining firm sues Zambales town mayor

A mining company earlier accused of cutting down trees without a permit and leveling a mountain in Zambales has accused Sta. Cruz town Mayor Luisito Marty of “corruption and conflict of interest” and for misleading the public on its alleged illegal activities in the area.

Lnl Archipelago Minerals Inc. (Lami) alleged that the mayor was trying to confuse the public, adding that the “mining activities” were actually port development activities. Lami claimed that it has secured a permit to clear its port site that sits on a 1.8-hectare private property and said there was no mountain on the same site.

In a letter sent to Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje dated June 27, Lami clarified that contrary to news reports, Marty’s protest was not against mining but actually against the port...... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1083-mining-firm-sues-zambales-town-mayor

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