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Payatas won’t be reopened

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has rejected the request of the Quezon City government to reopen the Payatas sanitary landfill until December.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-6) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) must identify possible sinkholes in Kalibo, the provincial capital of Aklan.

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THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the closure of 23 mining firms and the suspension of five others for violations of environmental laws and regulations. As in all such major government actions, there are pros and cons that the government must now consider in the national interest.

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The government has not lifted the moratorium on the issuance of new mining tenements.

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