Philippines Chamber urges reform of conflicting local mining regulations in Mindanao

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is pushing for reforms in 2012 to straighten provincial open-pit mining bans and other issues in Mindanao that jeopardize existing and proposed mines. The chamber is urging President Aquino's Minerals Policy Group to pay closer attention to conflicting local ordinances in South Cotabato and Zamboanga del Norte that have left investors and owners uncertain about billion-dollar investments in the region.