A day after Duterte's SONA, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President 'in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners'
The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan
President Rodrigo Duterte says the 'mining impasse' is one problem he needs to solve after the Marawi crisis is over
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President's directive to fast-track the issuance of government permits and licenses
The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal-fired power plants
President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.
371 participants from government agencies and non-government groups help form the 'human leaf'
The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the inquiry on the proposed plan is to ensure, at the outset, 'that we continue to conserve and protect this last bastion of coastal biodiversity in Palawan'
Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan
President Rodrigo Duterte describes Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as 'honest' and 'hardworking'
The conglomerate's mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
'As union, obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i-appoint na secretary. [Sana] maipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez'
Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Mario Luis Jacinto says they will 'definitely stick to the implementation of the applicable laws, rules, and regulations' on mining
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he learned of his appointment just hours before he took his oath of office
(UPDATED) Lopez also offers to help her successor, new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, as a member of the private sector
Newly appointed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu also answers allegations on his human rights record and his involvement in the military's 'pabaon' system
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
The employees call for the Duterte administration to immediately release the financial assistance due them as they were affected by typhoon Yolanda.
Greenpeace activists storm the gates of DENR to protest the alleged influence of big business on government, calling for the reappointment of Gina Lopez as environment secretary
(UPDATED) Roy Cimatu is a former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and special envoy to the Middle East
'I admire Gina Lopez's passion as an environmentalist, but this is also why she is not right for the position of DENR Secretary'
'Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'
'Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'
'My experience with them is that these were persons of principle,' says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation
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'When people make choices influenced by, and based on, business interests transgressing the right of every Filipino to what God has given them, it is wrong,' Gina Lopez says
For some miners, it is business as usual. But for the mining chamber, the next step is to seek a reversal of 'all the negative orders' that Lopez issued.
Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have 'betrayed' the people and should be 'exposed'
The decision comes after 3 confirmation hearings on the staunch environmental advocate's ad interim appointment
Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation accuses the environment secretary of usurping Congress' powers when she required mines to pay P2 million per hectare of 'disturbed' land
Agham supports the online campaign '#ConfirmGina, #ConfirmKaPaeng, #ConfirmTaguiwalo', urging the Commission on Appointments to give its nod to the appointment of the progressive Cabinet secretaries
The mining and power firm is also set to export coal to Japan for the first time as it prepares to boost its annual coal exports to 16 million metric tons
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez urges the powerful Commission on Appointments to prioritize the 'welfare' of Filipinos when it decides on her fate on May 3
'From my point of view, the fact that we have to take care of farmers was enough reason for me,' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez tells the Commission on Appointments
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says at her confirmation hearing that her 'temperament is just passionate, but it doesn't mean that I'm gonna break the law'
(UPDATED) From factory to health workers, from farmers to government employees, laborers march under the heat of the sun from Welcome Rotonda to Liwasang Bonifacio protesting for their labor rights
The environment department's latest policy banning 'prospective' open-pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying, which was excluded in the ban