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Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

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'

Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Duterte wants miners to pay for damage to farms, fishponds

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the 'mining impasse' is one problem he needs to solve after the Marawi crisis is over

Duterte wants miners to pay for damage to farms, fishponds

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President's directive to fast-track the issuance of government permits and licenses

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:14 PM

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

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

LOOK: Advocates form 'human leaf' to mark environment month

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:04 PM

371 participants from government agencies and non-government groups help form the 'human leaf'

LOOK: Advocates form 'human leaf' to mark environment month

CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic

CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

May 21, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

Duterte's marching orders to Cimatu: Just do your duty

May 19, 2017 - 8:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte describes Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as 'honest' and 'hardworking'

Duterte's marching orders to Cimatu: Just do your duty

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

May 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The conglomerate's mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

May 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

'As union, obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i-appoint na secretary. [Sana] maipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez'

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don't allow irresponsible mining or 'I'll shoot you'

May 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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

Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don't allow irresponsible mining or 'I'll shoot you'

How Cimatu found out he will be DENR chief

May 10, 2017 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he learned of his appointment just hours before he took his oath of office

How Cimatu found out he will be DENR chief

Gina Lopez tells DENR officials to 'eat well, sleep well, let it go'

May 10, 2017 - 6:59 PM

(UPDATED) Lopez also offers to help her successor, new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, as a member of the private sector

Gina Lopez tells DENR officials to 'eat well, sleep well, let it go'

Cimatu to protect big mining firms? 'I've been a fair man'

May 10, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Newly appointed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu also answers allegations on his human rights record and his involvement in the military's 'pabaon' system

Cimatu to protect big mining firms? 'I've been a fair man'

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

May 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?

May 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?

Tacloban DENR employees protest lack of Yolanda assistance

May 08, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The employees call for the Duterte administration to immediately release the financial assistance due them as they were affected by typhoon Yolanda.

Tacloban DENR employees protest lack of Yolanda assistance

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

WATCH: Greenpeace activists barricade DENR gate to defend Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 4:39 PM

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

WATCH: Greenpeace activists barricade DENR gate to defend Gina Lopez

Ex-AFP chief Cimatu is new environment secretary

May 08, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Roy Cimatu is a former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and special envoy to the Middle East

Ex-AFP chief Cimatu is new environment secretary

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must-watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

Let Gina remain an advocate, what we need is a good regulator

May 05, 2017 - 2:59 PM

'I admire Gina Lopez's passion as an environmentalist, but this is also why she is not right for the position of DENR Secretary'

Let Gina remain an advocate, what we need is a good regulator

Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'

May 05, 2017 - 2:54 PM

'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

Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

May 05, 2017 - 8:50 AM

'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: 'Lobby money talks'

May 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

'Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member

Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: 'Lobby money talks'

Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: 'Not fit nor qualified for the job'

May 04, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'

Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: 'Not fit nor qualified for the job'

Gina Lopez 'surprised, disappointed' by CA votes

May 04, 2017 - 2:22 PM

'My experience with them is that these were persons of principle,' says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation

Gina Lopez 'surprised, disappointed' by CA votes

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

Lopez, Sotto, Trump | Evening wRap

May 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Lopez, Sotto, Trump | Evening wRap

Gina Lopez sad 'business interests have run the day'

May 03, 2017 - 7:07 PM

'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

Gina Lopez sad 'business interests have run the day'

Mining stocks surge as Gina Lopez loses DENR post

May 03, 2017 - 6:25 PM

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.

Mining stocks surge as Gina Lopez loses DENR post

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have 'betrayed' the people and should be 'exposed'

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

CA rejects Gina Lopez as environment secretary

May 03, 2017 - 2:02 PM

The decision comes after 3 confirmation hearings on the staunch environmental advocate's ad interim appointment

CA rejects Gina Lopez as environment secretary

Gina Lopez faces 4th graft complaint as she awaits confirmation

May 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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

Gina Lopez faces 4th graft complaint as she awaits confirmation

Scientist group to CA: Confirm Judy, Ka Paeng, and Gina

May 03, 2017 - 9:39 AM

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

Scientist group to CA: Confirm Judy, Ka Paeng, and Gina

Fariñas, CA on Lopez, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

May 02, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Fariñas, CA on Lopez, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations

May 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

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

Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations

Lopez to CA: Put rights of Filipinos in your 'heart and soul'

May 02, 2017 - 4:50 PM

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

Lopez to CA: Put rights of Filipinos in your 'heart and soul'

Mining Act 'not enough' basis for DENR order on mine stockpile – Sato

May 02, 2017 - 3:59 PM

'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

Mining Act 'not enough' basis for DENR order on mine stockpile – Sato

Cayetano to Lopez: 'Will we have an arbitrary DENR?'

May 02, 2017 - 2:21 PM

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'

Cayetano to Lopez: 'Will we have an arbitrary DENR?'

Various sectors hold Labor Day Protest at Liwasang Bonifacio

May 01, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(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

Various sectors hold Labor Day Protest at Liwasang Bonifacio

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'

May 01, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez-owned firm into quarrying?

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Lopez, Calida, EJK | Evening wRap

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Lopez, Calida, EJK | Evening wRap