15 of 20 suspended mining firms from Caraga region

(Updated) -- Fifteen mining companies out of the 20 facing suspension by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are based in Caraga region.

Environment Secretary Regina "Gina" Lopez, with Undersecretary Leo Jasareno, made the announcement Tuesday, September 27, as a result of the mining audit the environment bureau conducted shortly upon the assumption of President Rodrigo Duterte and Lopez subsequent appointment.

These mining firms will be given a show cause order and will be asked to answer within seven days upon receiving the order, Jasareno said.

The following are the mining companies based in Caraga region:

  • Libjo Mining Corporation -- Province of Dinagat Islands

  • AAM-Phil Natural Resources Exploration and Development Corporation - Parcel 1 and         Parcel 2B -- Claver, Surigao del Norte

  • Krominco Incorporated -- Claver, Surigao del Norte

  • Carrascal Nickel Corporation -- Carrascal, Surigao del Sur

  • Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation -- Cantilan, Surigao del Sur

  • Oriental Synergy Mining Corporation -- Surigao del Norte

  • Wellex Mining Corporation -- Province of Dinagat Islands

  • Century Peak Corporation - (Rapid City Nickel Project and Casiguran Nickel Project) --         Province of Dinagat Islands

  • Oriental Vision Mining Philippines Corporation -- Province of Dinagat Islands

  • CTP Construction and Mining Corporation -- Carrascal Mining Corporation -- Carrascal,         Surigao del Sur

  • Agata Mining Ventures Incorporated -- Agusan del Norte

  • Hinatuan Mining Corporation
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