First Balfour - updates

Rappler's latest stories on First Balfour


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

QUARRY SITE SOON. Heavy equipment at the quarry site owned by Torreverde Corporation in Batangas. Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?

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

FUTURE QUARRY? Proposed quarrying site of Torreverde Corporation in Batangas. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas

NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez listens intently during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 8. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Leyte landslide death toll rises to 7

Mar 04, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Another body is retrieved from the site on March 4

LANDSLIDE. Five are killed and 7 are missing after a landslide hit this Lopez-led EDC geothermal power plant in Leyte. Photo from Eastern Visayas Mail