The Office of the Philippine President is finalising an Executive Order (EO) which will aim to clarify many of the recent conflicts over mining. A draft has been leaked to the press by the Chamber of Mines and a full-scale propaganda offensive by the industry is under-way to influence the President. Those who are concerned about the impacts of mining are also rallying to ensure that any new legislation will as best as possible protect the environment and the rights of communities. Among prominent mining companies involved in the Philippines is London-listed Xstrata.