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Like many parts of Palawan, the pristinely beautiful and biodiverse town of Culion is being rezoned to pave the way for tourism development that would not bode well for the environment.

Applications for open-pit and offshore mines flood the Mines and Geosciences Bureau as the Duterte administration reverses its mining policy.

This timeline plots how the country’s natural resources were exploited for mining and the government’s repeated attempts to regulate the industry.

Mines lacked tree-cutting permits, impaired the function of watersheds, and failed to ensure the safety of employees, the Gina Lopez-led audit found.