Just recently read through online about the issues on how the government agencies (DOLE, DOE, DENR and the provincial government) applied mining penalties and violations to companies who affect the environment. In the online publication that I have read, the author want to speak up on the fairness and consistency on mining and environment violation and penalties applied to companies.
In my opinion, the implementation of violations and penalties are technical issues but the government should be fair in implementing about it. Same are the mining companies should also be aware about environmental advocacy and not only on business point of view.
The government agencies and mining companies should be responsible to the regulations and policies with regards to environmental and mining issues. Fairness and transparency on the application of penalties and violations to mining companies be implemented despite of some technical point of view and issues. Both parties should be united solving this issue for the benefit of the both parties, workers, people and the environment.
The following are the links about the issues on how the government agencies applied mining penalties and violations to mining companies:
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