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Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap

Nov 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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Duterte rejects MICC proposal to lift open-pit mining ban

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'Ayaw ko because it is destroying the soil and walang corrective measures kaagad,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on open-pit mining

DENR chief favors mining excise tax hike

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Absolutely yes, kailangan,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu about a proposal to increase excise tax on mining products

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

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

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

MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

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

DENR closure orders 'starting point' of MICC review

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:28 PM

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

MEETING. Members of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council hold a closed-door meeting on March 28, 2017. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

We respect her passion we even admire her for that but being a secretary passion is not enough says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato

'TELL THE TRUTH.' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Senator Legarda defends Lopez saying it s not accurate to say she s arbitrary since it was the DENR that did the mining audit

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

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is also concerned about the impact of any mining ban on local government finance and people s livelihoods

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III talk before the start of the 13th Cabinet meeting on March 6, 2017. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Dominguez on Duterte's support for Lopez: I can't read President's mind

Mar 14, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon asks Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III about his opinion of President Rodrigo Duterte s recent statements on mining

DUTERTE'S CABINET. This photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 13th Cabinet meeting on March 6, 2017. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Dominguez: There was 'failure' of due process in mining audit

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III explains the Mining Industry Coordinating Council review to members of the Commission on Appointments

GOOD BALANCE. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says Cabinet members should strive to work as a team. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

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MICC review 'usurpation of DENR mandate' – Lopez

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

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

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez faces the Commission on Appointments on March 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Paris agreement, jeepney, mining | Evening wRap

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Review of DENR mining closures finished in 3 months – Dominguez

Mar 01, 2017 - 6:51 AM

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

CORRECTING LAPSES. Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez says the MICC's technical working group will thoroughly review the DENR's issuances on mining. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Why miners are not ready for Gina Lopez

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Mining industry players did not invest enough in building goodwill And this explains why they were not prepared for someone like Gina Lopez

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50 of their current operating income

Green vs greed? The Lopezes' new family saga

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is leading her entire clan in a familiar battle that involves politics and business

Religious and environment groups pray over DENR secretary Gina Lopez during a mass at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City in support to her advocacies and effort for the environment on February 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gina Lopez: MICC 'cannot tell me what to do'

Feb 10, 2017 - 2:33 PM

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

STANDING HER GROUND. File photo of DENR Secretary Gina Lopez

Mining group thanks Duterte for 'due process' on mine closures

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Around 23 mining companies face closure following an audit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Black sand mining operations under scrutiny

Nov 13, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The Mining Industry Coordinating Council will review existing black sand mining operations to curb the proliferation of illegal mining operations

Miners to Palace: Proposed tax scheme to weigh on investments

Jul 07, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines says government council s tax proposal is unfair and less competitive

MINING REFORM. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Gov't to expand limestone quarry areas

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:35 PM

The government reviews the applications of cement companies for the expansion of limestone quarry areas

No specifics on revenue-sharing in mining IRR

Sep 07, 2012 - 3:01 PM

Mining IRR is expected to be signed and released on September 11

EO: No new mining contracts

Jul 09, 2012 - 12:19 PM

The mining EO imposes a moratorium on new contracts as the government works to legislate revenue sharing scheme