Cancel large-scale mining, Aquino urged
By RIO ROSE RIBAYA
December 30, 2011, mb.com.ph
MANILA, Philippines — A progressive group Friday dared President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to cancel large-scale mining and logging nationwide in a bid to ensure that deadly floods like the one caused by tropical storm “Sendong,” which killed more than a thousand residents in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan will not happen again.
Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmerenciana de Jesus said President Aquino does not need to form a fact-finding mission to determine who must be blamed for the Mindanao disaster, saying he only needs to point fingers to the government’s inaction on the protection of the environment.
“This is a disaster waiting to happen because of large-scale mining and logging activities in the region,” De Jesus.
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