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PIA Press Release
2008/02/20

Davao Oriental can't stop mining industry boom

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (20 February) -- The province of Davao Oriental has about 30,000 out of the 80,000 mining sites in the country and this is the very reason why the province cannot say no to the mining industry.

Mati city mayor Michelle Rabat stressed that having this vast potential, the province especially the city can hardly stop the entry of mining investors.

"We can't stop but we are also making sure that they are properly regulated in such a manner that they will practice responsible mining," she said.

The local government of Mati City has been strict in choosing which mining company should be given permit.

Infact, Vice Mayor Cesar de Erio cited three requirements that the local government is strictly requiring from the investors.

"They must show us a development plan, their financial capability, and a clean track record," he said.

These were said to be heavy requirements that no ordinary company could easily comply with.

The city officials denied speculations that there are now a number of big scale mining companies that are operating in the city.

Mayor Rabat clarified that there are only 7 applicants for small-scale mining operation while only 2 companies are under the big scale category.

Rabat also clarified that the city government has nothing do with the temporary closure of operations of the HP Billton Mining.

"It is an internal rift or legal battle now being handled by the private companies involved," she said.

At the moment, the city officials have been very optimistic to see more investments in the mining industry. However, they have also remained cautious and watchful for any negative results that these investors might bring in to the community. (PIA XI) [top]

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