Citizens seek writ to stop Oro mining

By Cong Corrales

A COALITION of citizens’ groups yesterday filed a class suit against city hall, the environment department and companies said to be engaging in mining operations in the city.

The class suit was filed before the Court of Appeals after at least three postponements.

Representatives of member-organizations of Sulog spearheaded by Bangon Kagay-an sought for the “issuance of writs of kalikasan, continuing mandamus, with prayer for issuance of temporary environmental protection (Tepo) and/or environmental protection order (EPO).”

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