Robredo: EO 79 corrects old mining laws

Posted at 07/09/2012 9:03 PM | Updated as of 07/11/2012 1:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino's Executive Order 79 corrects flaws in previous laws that cover mining in the country, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said Monday.

"From experience, we realized that the previous processes didn't work," he told ANC Prime Time.

Under EO 79, Robredo and the DILG are tasked with ensuring that local governments conform with policies already promulgated by the national government.

Robredo explained more in his interview on ANC. - Primetime, ANC, July 9, 2012