B2 Gold and OceanaGold may relax. Their big enemy, Gina Lopez, has lost her job as an environment secretary in the Philippines.
Well, apart from closing a number of mines, most recently Mrs. Lopez banned the open pit mining in Philippines. It means that a mining company trying to start a new open pit mine in that country is not allowed to do it. Or, better said, it was not allowed a few days ago (as Mrs. Lopez held her post).
The country is open for mining once again.