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Congress’ bid to franchise mining just ‘money-making stunt’

An environment group scored on Saturday as just a money-making stunt a proposal in Congress to require legislative franchises for mining operations because it will just abet corruption among lawmakers. Kalikasan People s Network for the Environment, in a statement, said the proposal speaks volumes about the self-interests of President Rodrigo Duterte s allies in Congress. Instead of crafting a strong mining policy, lawmakers chose to prioritize a bill that would add another source of corruption. If

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