A number of companies, local and multi-national, are pushing for greater mining expeditions in Palawan. Locals are getting displaced, their food sources are getting very scarce, and the future sustainability of the environment is in danger.
Billionaire tycoons are recently speaking out of the advantages of expanding the mining industry in the country. They say, it's good for the economic growth of the country as a result of job creation; that the increasing demand for mobile phones, computers, and other gadgets necessitate increased mining; and mining sites are far from tourist and agriculture lands, anyway.
Is it worth expanding the mining industry in Palawan or in other parts of the country? What do you think?