five mining firms ordered closed in zambales. in its initial report task force kalikasan cited the "abuses of some mining companies and the alarming effect of its operations on the environment and residents." it also reported the significant increase of mining companies.
the supreme court (sc) has issued a writ of kalikasan on the mining of metallic ore in a town in zambales and directed the court of appeals (ca) to hear the case.
the supreme court on tuesday issued a writ of kalikasan against dmci mining to protect the environment from exploitation and safeguard the local residents of zambales province. during its en banc session the high court granted the plea of former congressman angelo palmones for the issuance of the writ.
manila -- the court of appeals (ca) denied the motion for reconsideration filed by some residents of sta. cruz zambales to reverse its earlier ruling denying their petition for the issuance of a writ of kalikasan with permanent environmental protection order (pepo) against all mining
in may 2016 coss filed for a writ of kalikasan against benguet corp eramen lnl and zambales diversified plus one other mine (manila times may 21 2016). on june 21 2016 the supreme court issued the writ of kalikasan ordering the affected mining firms to prove that they were not hurting the environment (rappler.com june 21 2016).
writ of kalikasan filed vs mining firms zambales denr officials. ccos chairman dr. ben molino and his co-petitioners say the continued mining operations in sta. cruz zambales violate ra 7942