MGB gives Philex until Feb.19 to pay P1-B fine

Posted at Feb 06 2013 06:25 PM | Updated as of Feb 07 2013 02:25 AM

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Regulators have given Philex Mining until February 19 to pay the P1 billion fine for last year's waste spill at its Padcal mine in Benguet.

On Wednesday morning, some of Benguet's indigenous groups handed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau a letter seeking the reopening of the mine, which they say was a main source of their livelihood.

Philex workers backed by labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines also trooped to the MGB office. ANC News Now, February 6, 2013