Aquino half-hearted about mining?
MANILA, Philippines – Mining industry players have complained that the Aquino administration’s rules and even the President’s stance on mining are unclear.
So in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, October 17, Rappler business editor Lala Rimando asked President Aquino point-blank if he likes mining.
At best, the President’s response was lukewarm.
“In the sense that it will create job opportunities and revenues, yes. But it is not the same investment as putting up an electronics or manufacturing (plant). It’s not the same as improving the agriculture sector,” said Aquino.