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DENR expects to finish review on suspensions, closures of mines by year-end

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says 14 mining operations filed a motion for reconsideration, while 13 appealed before the Office of the President

CA confirms Roy Cimatu as environment secretary

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:19 PM

(UPDATED) The CA approves Cimatu's appointment just 4 months after President Rodrigo Duterte chose him to replace Gina Lopez, who was rejected by the powerful body in May

CONFIRMED. The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, October 4, confirms the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo

CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

Duterte backs open-pit mining ban but wants 'elbow room' for miners

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The President instructs DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu to still consider the eventual closure of open pit mining operations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 18th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gina Lopez asks Duterte not to lift ban on open-pit mining

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Sir open pit mining will really disadvantage the Filipino our farmers and fishermen forever for life says the former environment secretary

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

DENR still reviewing suspensions, closures of mines

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:57 PM

I m afraid that we cannot release it today In due time we will announce it Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says of their ongoing review

MINING. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department will release the results of their review on mining closures and suspensions 'in due time.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

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

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President s directive to fast track the issuance of government permits and licenses

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

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

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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

Palawan file photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

May 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

As union obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i appoint na secretary [Sana] maipagpatuloy yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez

NEW CHIEF. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office for Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Malacañang photo

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May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

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May 11, 2017 - 1:06 PM

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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

'NO COMMENT.' Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Mario Luis Jacinto talks to reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot by Rappler

Gina Lopez tells DENR officials to 'eat well, sleep well, let it go'

May 10, 2017 - 6:59 PM

UPDATED Lopez also offers to help her successor new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as a member of the private sector

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

May 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu a retired general acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NEW SECRETARY. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu poses for photos after his welcome ceremony at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

May 09, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly lied about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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 NOW? Former environment secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

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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

NOT OPEN. ActivistS from Greenpeace Philippines protest at the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Quezon City. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT/RAPPLER

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

OATH-TAKING. Ex-AFP chief and now Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu takes oath before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang. Photo from Secretary Jesus Dureza's Facebook

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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?

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May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Cayetano says Lopez 'would have embarrassed Duterte'

May 06, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says Gina Lopez is not fit to be environment secretary because of her unwillingness to comply with institutional processes

STRICT OR ARBITRARY? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano weighs in on how Environment Secretary Lopez makes decisions in her department. Lopez file photo by Jasmine Dulay; Cayetano file photo from Malacañang; Congress file photo by LeAnne Jazul

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

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

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May 05, 2017 - 11:48 AM

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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

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May 04, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: 'Lobby money talks'

May 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Sayang si Gina I really like her passion says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member

'SAYANG SI GINA.' President Duterte is saddened by the CA decision to reject Gina Lopez' appointment. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

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

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson talks to then environment secretary Gina Lopez before her confirmation hearing in March 2017. Photo from Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

Gina Lopez 'surprised, disappointed' by CA votes

May 04, 2017 - 2:22 PM

My experience with them is that these were persons of principle says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing in Commission of Appointments at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

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May 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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May 04, 2017 - 11:18 AM

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REJECTED. DENR secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on March 8, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Is someone lying? CA votes on Gina Lopez don't add up

May 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

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

SECRET VOTING. The Commission on Appointments has yet to release the individual votes of CA members on the rejection of former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.

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May 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Gina Lopez sad 'business interests have run the day'

May 03, 2017 - 7:07 PM

When people make choices influenced by and based on business interests transgressing the right of every Filipino to what God has given them it is wrong Gina Lopez says

REJECTED. DENR secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on March 8, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

STOCKS SURGE. Mining and oil, which consists heavily of miners, earned 339.02 points, ending at 12,772.82 on Wednesday, May 3. PSE photo by Noel Celis/AFP, Gina Lopez photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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

PASSION. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez speaks during one of her confirmation hearings at the Commission of Appointments. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

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

GOING AFTER GINA. Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation lawyer Lorna Kapunan of the environment secretary: "She cannot understand what is meant by separation of powers." Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Scientist group to CA: Confirm Judy, Ka Paeng, and Gina

May 03, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Agham supports the online campaign ConfirmGina ConfirmKaPaeng ConfirmTaguiwalo urging the Commission on Appointments to give its nod to the appointment of the progressive Cabinet secretaries

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May 02, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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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

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

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on March 8, 2017. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB