A new Executive Order is set to reverse bans on mining projects in the Philippines, allowing companies to restore and acquire mining permits.

On April 14, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 130, or the Amending Section 4 of Executive Order №79, S. 2012, Institutionalizing and Implementing Reforms in the Philippine Mining Sector, Providing Policies and Guidelines to Ensure Environmental Protection and Responsible Mining in the Utilization of Mineral Resources, lifting the nine-year ban on open-pit mining. …

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