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'
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
Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address
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'
'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 origin of millions of Filipino-Chinese, Fujian province is also a potential for tourism for the Philippines
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'
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
President Rodrigo Duterte says the 'mining impasse' is one problem he needs to solve after the Marawi crisis is over
President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.
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The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic
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
Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town
What exactly constitutes 'responsible mining'?
Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan
Miztah, the family pet, wakes up brothers Wilbur and Kurt as a fire strikes their home
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
The conglomerate's mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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
The mine will shut for 6 months while an investigation is carried out
'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
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'
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'
(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
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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'
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is choosing from 'many names' to fill in the vacancy at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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
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
Some members of the Commission on Appointments environment panel weigh in on the chances of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez
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'
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.
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
This comes after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez banned the open-pit method of mining for copper, gold, silver, and complex ores in the Philippines
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
The law bans 'prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador'
(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
How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader
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'
'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