Baguio City Representative Mark Go wants to ban mining in the Summer Capital.
The Baguio politiko in his proposed House Bill No. 5610 i seeking to declare the city a mining-free zone.
Go said the move is in response to the growing number of geohazards and environmental threats in Baguio.
He explained that Baguio’s environment has been damaged by the mining activities in the city.
In his proposed measure, Go is seeking the revocation of all exploration permits and small-scale mining licenses in the city.