July 9, 2012. A copy of Executive Order No. 79, signed by President Benigno Aquino III three days prior, was made available to the public. It entails new policies and guidelines for responsible mining in the Philippines. It also expanded the mining ban to 78 more areas.
Meanwhile, a new MMDA edict banning buses in flyovers and tunnels along EDSA caused more traffic in Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare.
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