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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

Comprehensive or lacking? Lawmakers weigh in on Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Legislators wonder why President Rodrigo Duterte, who won the 2016 elections on the promise of change, left out key pledges in his second State of the Nation Address

Comprehensive or lacking? Lawmakers weigh in on Duterte's SONA

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:58 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte warns all mining operations and contractors 'to refrain from the unbridled and irresponsible destruction of our watersheds, forests, and aquatic resources'

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Duterte to consult miners, Gina Lopez to 'rearrange' mining

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:47 PM

'Good mining means no people are really in pain. That should be the equation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a Davao City investment forum

Duterte to consult miners, Gina Lopez to 'rearrange' mining

Lucio Tan, Henry Sy's hometown in China eye more investments in PH

Jul 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The origin of millions of Filipino-Chinese, Fujian province is also a potential for tourism for the Philippines

Lucio Tan, Henry Sy's hometown in China eye more investments in PH

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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'

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

2016 deadliest year for environment defenders – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:05 PM

At least 200 land and environmental defenders died in 2016, the deadliest year on record according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness

2016 deadliest year for environment defenders – report

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

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

FAST FACTS: SM Investments Corporation

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Here's what every consumer should know about SM Investments Corporation, the conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man

FAST FACTS: SM Investments Corporation

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

NPA wrecks mining laboratory, tailings dam in Benguet – police

Jun 09, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The Cordillera Philippine National Police says the Chadli Molintas Command based in Benguet also engaged the 54th Infantry Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division in a brief firefight, wounding one soldier and a civilian

NPA wrecks mining laboratory, tailings dam in Benguet – police

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

May 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan

May 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

What exactly constitutes 'responsible mining'?

WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan

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

Dog saves 2 boys from fire in Benguet

May 19, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Miztah, the family pet, wakes up brothers Wilbur and Kurt as a fire strikes their home

Dog saves 2 boys from fire in Benguet

Shabu lab found in Chinese-owned mining site in Cagayan

May 19, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says chemicals and equipment used in manufacturing shabu were found in the Aparri mining site of Huaxia Mining and Trading Corporation

Shabu lab found in Chinese-owned mining site in Cagayan

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

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'

Iran mine accident search ends with 43 dead

May 09, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The mine will shut for 6 months while an investigation is carried out

Iran mine accident search ends with 43 dead

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?

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

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

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'

Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

May 04, 2017 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) The rescue operation at the Zemestan Yort mine is hampered by poisonous gases that filled the tunnels as well as by fears of a further collapse

Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

#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

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

Palace on CA rejection of Gina Lopez: 'It's a democratic process'

May 03, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is choosing from 'many names' to fill in the vacancy at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Palace on CA rejection of Gina Lopez: 'It's a democratic process'

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

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

Pacquiao: Lopez has '50-50' chance of confirmation

May 02, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Some members of the Commission on Appointments environment panel weigh in on the chances of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Pacquiao: Lopez has '50-50' chance of confirmation

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?'

Miners’ victory at the CA will be short-lived

May 02, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is set to face the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday. Big Mining will probably have the numbers to end her brief but tumultuous reign.

Miners’ victory at the CA will be short-lived

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'

Philex Mining suspends Silangan mine project

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:40 PM

This comes after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez banned the open-pit method of mining for copper, gold, silver, and complex ores in the Philippines

Philex Mining suspends Silangan mine project

Lopez-owned firm says quarrying site in Batangas not yet operational

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ahead of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's confirmation hearing this week, one of her family's companies again denies it is involved in an illegal mining operation in Batangas

Lopez-owned firm says quarrying site in Batangas not yet operational

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:01 AM

The law bans 'prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador'

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

DENR bans 'prospective' open-pit mines

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:49 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'I'm doing it now because I have no idea what's going to happen on Tuesday,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, referring to her upcoming confirmation hearing

DENR bans 'prospective' open-pit mines

Burying Gina

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader

Burying Gina

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Medialdea: Order vs Lopez meant to prevent environment damage

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea responds to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's concerns that his decisions on mining orders go 'against the very spirit of the Duterte administration'

Medialdea: Order vs Lopez meant to prevent environment damage

Lopez hits Medialdea for 'counteracting' order on mine stockpile

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:52 PM

'He's going against the very spirit of the Duterte administration, which is to help the poor. So I'm not really happy about this at all,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez of the actions of the senior Palace official

Lopez hits Medialdea for 'counteracting' order on mine stockpile