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Palawan town to sue miner for clearing forest

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY---One of the large-scale mining companies operating in Palawan province cut more than 15,000 trees in Brooke s Point town despite the cancellation of its environmental clearance certificate (ECC) and the absence of permits from the local government, local officials said. Brooke s Point Mayor Jean Feliciano accused Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC) of clearing more than 10 hectares of old growth forests in the town, saying the tree cutting went in earnest days after the appointment of Gina

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