DAVAO CITY, Philippines – To get rid of corruption in government, President Duterte will open an anti-corruption text hotline and the complaints will be aired every morning over government-run PTV 4.

“I am opening a new daily program over PTV 4 that will be aired every morning and it will do nothing but run the complaints texted to the hotline that will be sent directly to Malacañang,” the President said during the National Banana Congress held at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Lanang Premiere here on Friday afternoon.

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MANILA -- Philippine miners facing more mine suspensions under an environmental review backed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte have stepped up their criticism of the process, questioning the inclusion of anti-mining activists in the review teams.
Read more: Ahead of additional suspensions, miners question review process

enguet Corp., the parent company of Benguetcorp Nickel Mines Inc., said it is optimistic the audit findings on its nickel operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales will validate that it has been operating as a responsible mining company in the province.

This followed the recently concluded Mining Philippines 2016 where geologist Carlo Arcilla identified deforestation as the main culprit causing siltation in Zambales.
Read more: Benguet bullish on mining audit

TUBA—Some 875 residents in seven sitios of Barangay Camp 3, in Tuba, have benefitted from a P7.6-million electrification project sponsored by Philex Mining Corp. that was one of its social projects in the communities outlying its Padcal operations.

The project, which has run for two years, was carried out by the miner's Padcal operations in coordination with the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco), which oversaw quality control of the materials used as well as the orientation of residents on the safety measures pertaining to electricity.
Read more: Padcal villages electrified

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