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Gov. Umali opposes mining activity in Oriental Mindoro

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Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali reiterated that he is against any mining activities in the province.

Umali said that it’s unfortunate that no less than a national government agency gave permission for a mining corporation to enter Oriental Mindoro.

“Ang anumang uri ng pagmimina ay mahigpit nating tinututulan noon pa man,” the governor said.

“Tayo ay kasama sa mga napkaraming indibidwal na sumasama, nangunguna at nananawagan para huwag makapasok ang mga dambuhalang minahan,” he said.

“Nakakalungkot nga lamang na ang mismong pamabansang sangay ng pamahalaan ang siyang nagbibigay pahintulot para sila ay makapasok sa ating probinsya.”

Umali said that the provincial government has already issued cease and desist order against Aglubang Mining Corporation.

The order, according to the governor, was pursuant to the 25-year mining moratorium of Oriental Mindoro.

“Dahil dito, naglabas na tayo ng CEASE AND DESIST ORDER para lisanin ng Aglubang Mining Corporation ang Ginagawa nilang mining exploration sa Victoria, Oriental Mindoro,” he said.

“Muli ninyo kaming samahan para labanan ang Aglubang Mining Corporation.”