DENR rejects Philex appeal on P1-billion fine

Posted at Nov 22 2012 04:42 PM | Updated as of Nov 23 2012 12:42 AM

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Government has rejected Philex Mining's appeal to scrap a P1 billion fine for the leakage that started in August at its main mine in Benguet. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said Philex cannot resume mining operations until a clean-up is completed, and cannot offset clean up costs against the fine.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau director Leo Jasareno talks to ANC's Coco Alcuaz. ANC News Now, November 22, 2012