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The House of Representatives is not backing down from its plan to ban open-pit mining and revise the taxation of mineral products in the country despite strong opposition from the mining industry.

At a technical working group (TWG) meeting of the House committee on ways and means Thursday, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave the Department of Finance (DOF) an ultimatum to submit its own draft bill…

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