Bawal ang minero sa Occidental Mindoro! – Sato
In line with efforts to protect and preserve Occidental Mindoro’s fragile ecosystem, Lone District Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato declared miners and mining firms are prohibited from setting up their businesses in the province.
The lady politiko, a former Occidental Mindoro governor, also reiterated her call to protect watersheds on Mindoro islands against destructive development projects.
Occidental Mindoro is among the first local government units to ban mining on a provincial-wide scale when she signed a measure imposing a 25-year mining moratorium in 2009.
Sato signed on November 7, 2009 Kapisiyahan Blg. 140 affirming Panlalawigang Kautusan (Provincial Ordinance) Blg. 34-09, a measure sponsored by then Vice Governor Gene Mendiola, imposing a 25-year mining moratorium in the entire province.
The lady solon said whether as a governor, a member of the House of Representative or a member of the Commission on Appointments (CA), her position on the issue of mining will not falter.
“Ang paninindigan ko laban sa pagmimina ay hindi matitinag. As a Governor, as a member of the House of Representatives or the Commission on Appointments, I consistently advocated for pro-environment policies,” she said.
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