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Duterte's legal counsel says mine closures, suspension will undergo due process
February 9, 2017 / 10:37 AM / 10 months ago

Duterte's legal counsel says mine closures, suspension will undergo due process

MANILA (Reuters) - The closure and suspension of dozens of Philippine mines will undergo due process, a senior official at the office of the president said on Thursday.

A worker looks at the Rapu Rapu open pit mine owned by the Australian firm Lafayette mining in Albay province, central Philippines February 5, 2007. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/File Photo

“Due process means it hears before it condemns,” Salvador Panelo, chief legal counsel for President Rodrigo Duterte, told reporters.

Panelo said an inter-agency mining council, meeting behind closed doors, will soon issue a resolution on the matter.

Reporting by Manolo Serapio Jr; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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