TIMELINE: Philippine mining laws and policies

Posted on 11/11/2012 3:58 PM  | Updated 12/17/2013 1:37 PM

MANILA, PhilippinesLegislation that serves as the bedrock of the country’s mining industry continues to evolve, from the Mining Act of 1995, Executive Order 79 and most recently, a revised IRR.

MANILA, Philippines - Mining is one of the most hotly contested issues in the country today, with staunch supporters from both anti and pro groups. What cannot be denied is the country’s abundant mineral wealth, estimated at US$840 billion, and the lapse from its former heyday in the 1970s and 1980s when it was responsible for 20% of the country’s export earnings and a leading source of employment.

What happened between then and now? Let us take a look at the major laws and policies that has set the foundation and continue to define the Philippines’ mining industry. - Rappler.com

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