SEN. TOLENTINO, DENR BACK SMI USD5.9-billion gold/copper Tampakan project

South Cotabato Provincial Board also lifts ban on open-pit mining giving the SMI a go-signal to proceed with its stalled USD5.9-billion project

Senator Francis Tolentino said the Tampakan copper-gold project being pushed to resume by Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) in Tampakan, South Cotabato will be beneficial to local residents.

DENR Acting Secretary Jim Sampulna vowed they will ensure that SMI will comply with its rehabilitation obligations and environmental protection, assuring that the environment will not be sacrificed. READ MORE

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