Philippines ore export ban proposal ‘not catching fire’

The proposal by Philippine politicians to ban the export of unprocessed mineral ores to boost domestic processing has yet to make further progress, Patricia Bunye, senior partner at law firm Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia in the Philippines, said.

“It’s not catching fire as the industry knows the limitations of infrastructure in the country,” Bunye told Metal Bulletin on the sidelines of the Mining Investment Asia conference in Singapore on Tuesday March 27.
“There is no real champion and no push from the [Philippine] president [for the bill],” Bunye noted.

Late August last year, 22 congressmen in the Philippines filed a bill seeking to halt the export...


Vivian Teo

March 27, 2018

12:51 GMT