MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has declared Cagayan de Oro City and Catanduanes mining-free local government units (LGUs). The chamber approved on third and final reading two bills banning mining in these areas.  Read more: House approves bills declaring CDO, Catanduanes mining-free.
Read more: House approved bills declaringCDO, Catanduanes mining-free

House Bill (HB) No. 45, an Act Declaring the City of Cagayan de Oro a Mining-Free Zone, was filed July 1, 2013, by siblings Cagayan de Oro City (second district) Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and AbaMin Partylist Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr., to avoid the adverse effects of mining to both humans and the environment and to prevent flash floods from recurring in the area.
Read more: House passes mining-free zone bills

House Bill (HB) No. 45, an Act Declaring the City of Cagayan de Oro a Mining-Free Zone, was filed July 1, 2013, by siblings Cagayan de Oro City (second district) Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and AbaMin Partylist Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr., to avoid the adverse effects of mining to both humans and the environment and to prevent flash floods from recurring in the area.
Read more: House passes mining-free zone bills

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