The reason why Duterte is against mining

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MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte lauded the approval of the anti-mining ordinance Tuesday by the Davao City Council.

The mayor has always been against mining, a strong stance that he shared with his son, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and his daughter, former mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

The Dutertes — no matter how they often disagree over many things, especially on policies — are one in saying that mining results in nothing that benefits communities and the country.

On Friday, Duterte reiterated why he is fully supportive of the mining ban in Davao City. He said mining is an environmental concern and at the same time, a social problem.

“I’ve always been against mining,” he said. “I do not want to offend anybody but historically, not only in Diwalwal but also in other places, mining is also a social problem.”

He said the economic benefits of mining are not enough to outweigh the destruction it leaves many years after.

“It is not worth it,” he said. “The government gets very little royalty.”

He cited the situation in the provinces of Agusan where mining operations resulted in the destruction of mountains and pollution of rivers.

“If you look at the Google map, you will see how mining has destroyed the environment,” he said. | JMT, NewsDesk

 

 

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  1. Agriculture or mining? Who among the candidates for president invested in mining? Mag research po tayo para malaman natin sino ang totoong may malasakit sa bayan. Pang matagalang benepisyo po ang kailangan ng mamamayan at hindi po panandaliang yaman na iilan lang ang nakikinabang. Isipin po natin ang susunod na henerasyon. Saan sila kukuha ng malinis na tubig kapag sirang sira na ang kabundukan? May matataniman pa kaya kung magiging putik, tunnels at kabatuhan na lang ang kagubatan? I’m from Mindanao and i grow up sa minahan ng ginto. Pero bakit umalis pa rin ako sa bayan kong sinilangan? Pag-asa po ang hinahanap ko ko sa ibang bayan. At habang hindi natutugunan ang hinaing ng mga farmers sa Mindanao na palawakin at pag ibayuhin ang programang pang agrikultura, patuloy na sa mina pa rin aasa ang mga kababayan ko sa Mindanao. Patuloy na isusugal ang buhay sa ilalim ng lupa at sa maruming tubig para makakuha ng kakapiranggot na ginto para may pambili ng bigas. Ang mga larawan sa baba ay ang tunay na buhay naming nagmimina ng ginto. Please share po.

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