"You have to come up with a substitute, either spend to restore the virginity of the source or I will tax you to death," Duterte said in his annual address to Congress.

Read more: Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

Gov't to heavily tax mining for damage to environment

Duterte vowed to go after the multi-billion mining industry, even as he admitted some officials in the mining companies were his friends.

"You have to come up with a substitute, either spend to restore the virginity of their source or I will tax you to death," said Duterte.

Read more: War on drugs, mining clampdown, death penalty pushed in SONA 2017War on drugs, mining clampdown, death penalty pushed in SONA 2017

The Philippines has earned several citations for best practices in the implementation of global standards on the management of mining resources during the recently concluded 37th board meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Oslo, Norway.
Read more: PH mining cited for best practices by EITI

Live interview of Ms. Karen Davila to the three (3) mining companies who helped theearthquake victims of Ormoc City. Read more: interview with Gomez and 3 mining companies

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