MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has signed the Executive Order (EO) on mining policy changes, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Saturday.
Lacierda said details will be announced on Monday by Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.
The EO is expected to set guidelines that will harmonize conflicting interests of the mining industry, national and local governments and environmental groups.
The EO also identifies eco-tourism sites where mining will be banned. -- Reports from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News; ANC