Green activists crash mining conference

MANILA – Environment activists staged a protest at a posh hotel hosting an international mining conference on Wednesday.Some members of the Alyansa Tigil-Mina (Alliance to Stop Mining) reached the hotel lobby disguised in business suits as others held a picket outside the hotel doors.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he agreed with former environment secretary Gina Lopez that open-pit mining has to stop.

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