NEWSBREAK: Philippine president orders halt of mining operations on Tumbagaan Island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the closure of mining operations on Tumbagaan Island in Languyan, in the province of Tawi-Tawi, to rehabilitate the area, the Philippine News Agency reported on Tuesday January 12.

“The island has, at this point, been mined out. And while rehabilitation efforts are underway, the President is issuing a directive to stop any and all mining in Tumbagaan Island and to step up the rehabilitation of the area by planting more trees and other efforts of rehabilitation,” Nograles said during an online briefing to local media.

Nograles added that more actions will be considered after more light is shed regarding the...


Sally Zhang

January 12, 2021

10:44 GMT