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Benguet pocket miners sue DENR

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET — The Benguet Federation of Small-scale Miners, Inc (BFSSMI) filed a complaint against Environment Secretary Ramon Paje for allegedly exceeding his authority on issuing the revised implementing rules and regulations (RIRR) for the People’s Small-scale Mining Act, saying these run counter to the law itself and the Constitution. “The RIRR is ultra vires and was issued beyond the limits of the authority of the defendant secretary,” said the complaint filed at the Benguet Regional Trial Court. The pocket miners…

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