'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
'We all agree that this is all about social justice for our people,' says DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III after a Mining Industry Coordinating Council meeting
Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna clarifies that the Mining Industry Coordinating Council's review 'is never a review of DENR's decisions'
Senator Legarda defends Lopez, saying it's not accurate to say she's arbitrary since it was the DENR that did the mining audit
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is also concerned about the impact of any mining ban on local government finance and people's livelihoods
Senator Franklin Drilon asks Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III about his opinion of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statements on mining
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III explains the Mining Industry Coordinating Council review to members of the Commission on Appointments
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez questions the P50-million MICC review of her order to close and suspend mining operations, saying this is a function it is 'not mandated to do'
The Finance Secretary says the review is necessary to ensure DENR Secretary Gina Lopez stands 'on firm ground' when she orders a stop to mining operations
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50% of their current operating income
(UPDATED) The Mining Industry Coordinating Council review of the mining sanctions she earlier imposed is meant 'just to appease' the miners, says the DENR secretary, even as mining firms questioned her 'emotional' decision-making
The Mining Industry Coordinating Council will review existing black sand mining operations to curb the proliferation of illegal mining operations
MGB Director Leo Jasareno says the tax scheme being eyed will result in lower government share in mining revenues
The Department of Finance (DOF) is set to push the mining revenue bill once the next Congress resumes session in July
The government reviews the applications of cement companies for the expansion of limestone quarry areas
The mining EO imposes a moratorium on new contracts as the government works to legislate revenue sharing scheme