The majority of the mining companies that appealed their closure or suspension to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) failed the agency’s audit.
Information obtained by Inquirer showed that of the 13 companies audited, only one company passed the review while three were up for closure and nine for suspension.
The results were said to have already been signed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu.
Environment Undersecretary and acting spokesperson Jonas Leones said the DENR had yet to issue a formal announcement, but added that they would be announcing the results soon.
Companies that were reportedly up for closure i…