Pantukan landslide update: Gov suspends small-scale mining for a month

PANTUKAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/23 April) – Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy has ordered  a 30-day suspension of small-scale mining operations in the gold-rich province following the Good Friday tragedy at the small-scale mining site in Sitio Panganason, Barangay Kingking.

Uy said the suspension will allow the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau to assess the condition of the minesites, adding he will convene miners’ groups to revisit the existing Memorandum of Understanding which prohibits residing within the mining area. (Keith Bacongco/MindaNews)