Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina L. Lopez released on February 2, 2017, the final list of Mining Audit Report.
The list shows 23 mining firms facing closure while five others are facing suspension. Those facing closure are Benguet Corporation in Benguet, Ore Asia Mining and Development Corporation in Bulacan, Benguet CorpNickel Mines,Inc., Eramen Minerals,Inc., Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation and LNL Archipelago Minerals,Inc., in Zambales Province, Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and DevelopmentCorp., Emir Minerals Corp. and TechIron Mineral Resources,Inc., in Homonhon, Samar.
In Dinagat Islands, there are seven mining companies included in the list. These are the AAMPHILNatural Resources Exploration and Devt. Corp, Kromico,Inc., SinoSteel Philippines, H.Y. MiningCorp.Oriental Synergy Mining Corporation, Wellex MiningCorporation, Libjo MiningCorp.Oriental Vision MiningPhils. Corp.
In Surigao Del Norte, there are also seven mining companies facing closure. They are ADNAMA MiningResources,Inc.., Claver Mineral Development Corp., Platinum Development Corp., CTP Construction and Mining Corp,Carrascal Nickel Corp., Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. and Hinatuan MiningCorporation
The DENR also suspended the operations of five mining companies: Berong Nickel Corp.,Citinickel Mines and Development Corp., Lepanto Consolidated MiningCorp., OceanaGold Phils., and Strong Built Mining Development Corporation.