This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'Good mining means no people are really in pain. That should be the equation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a Davao City investment forum
The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan
An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu's instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation 'off the hook'
'Ni Tu Ni Yo' is Jennifer's first single from her second Spanish album 'Por Primera Vez'
(UPDATED) The opposition, energized by the release from jail of one of their emblematic leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, is leading the charge against the new assembly to be chosen in a July 30 election
(UPDATED) His release from prison has been a key demand of Venezuela's opposition and the international community, amid an intensifying political confrontation in the country
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President's directive to fast-track the issuance of government permits and licenses
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President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.
The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business, according to the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation
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'
Brook Lopez is all praise for Andray Blatche, who has been reinforcing the Philippine team since 2014
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session
The Brooklyn Nets center is partial to the popular sweet style pasta, a Filipino favorite
'He's being a great role model for the younger players here,' says the Brooklyn Nets big man during his visit to the Philippines
Yogi and triathlete Bubbles Paraiso shares how wholesome food and regular exercise can help us deal with everyday stress
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The two countries sign a total of 10 deals, including a defense agreement, deal to share intelligence, and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the 'isolated incident' that prompted the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not counter the country's growth momentum
President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing ABS-CBN chairman Gabby Lopez, launches another curse-filled tirade against the TV network
'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) Lopez also offers to help her successor, new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, as a member of the private sector
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly 'lied' about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez
'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
The renewable energy firm expects flat to modest growth in 2017 as it upgrades its plants for the future
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
Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?
The protest is being led by Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says Gina Lopez is not fit to be environment secretary because of her 'unwillingness to comply with institutional processes'
'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
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'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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Due to the secret voting done by the Commission on Appointments, the public can only take the lawmakers' word whether they voted to confirm or reject the environment secretary