Ousted anti-mining mayor heads back to Philippine city hall after landslide win

  • In July 2021, Mary Jean Feliciano, mayor of Brooke’s Point in the Philippine province of Palawan, was suspended from her post without pay after the country’s Ombudsman’s office ruled she had overstepped her authority in her actions against a nickel mining firm operating in the municipality.
  • While still under suspension as mayor, Feliciano launched a successful vice-mayoral campaign, winning a landslide victory in the May 9 elections.
  • Feliciano’s running mate also won over the pro-mining interim mayor.
  • Feliciano says the vice-mayoral post will allow her to resume her fight against attempts to change local land use policies, which currently have not zoned any of the municipality to allow for mining.

READ FULL STORY: https://news.mongabay.com/2022/05/ousted-anti-mining-mayor-heads-back-to-philippine-city-hall-after-landslide-win/

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