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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

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

Chamber of Mines files graft complaint vs Gina Lopez

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines takes its battle with Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to the Ombudsman

COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT. Chamber of Mines Chairman Artemio Disini (left) and COMP Vice President Atty. Ronnie Recidoro files gross negligence against DENR Sec. Gina Lopez at the office of Ombudsman on Tuesday, March 13, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

DENR exec on mining audit: Not true there was no due process

Feb 24, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The mere fact that mining companies replied to the DENR s audit findings means that they acknowledge due process was being observed says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

MINING CLOSURES. This box contains documents from mining companies with closure order. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful

Lopez defends ex-DENR exec Leo Jasareno: 'He's really clean'

Feb 09, 2017 - 4:27 PM

I still make all the decisions; he just gives me technical feedback And at every step of the way he s been breathtakingly honest Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says of her former undersecretary who headed the mining audit

TRUST. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez speaks during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017. Malacañang photo

Closure of 23 mining operations 'final' when Duterte decides

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez also says mining operations on appeal with the Office of the President may continue operations until the Chief Executive makes a decision

FINAL SAY. President Duterte presides over the 12th Cabinet meeting at the Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

After DENR's mining audit, what happens now?

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is proposing an area development approach that will help take care of resources in mining areas

'Corruption, gov't inefficiency' to blame for environmental destruction

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she has no problem with people making money but it s a different story when the operation of a business already kills water adversely affects life and keeps our people poor

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Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

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Lopez: Mining audit team wanted fines, I chose closures

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:30 AM

I wanted to close and I wanted to suspend and they wanted to fine You ll just fine? I mean the rivers are red they re in a watershed and you ll just fine? says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Rappler Talk: Gina Lopez on mining company crackdown

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Lopez also talks about her area development approach that could help the economy of communities affected by the closure of mining operations

Confusion over the mining list: How did DENR decide on closure?

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:14 PM

This is what Duterte likes he doesn t like it when papers go really slow and MGB has been really really slow I m not happy with them at all says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

FOR CLOSURE. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez announces the closure of mining operations of 23 mining firms. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte: I support 'pro-poor' Gina Lopez

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:08 PM

On the day Lopez announces the closure of mining operations of 21 firms the President emphasizes his support for her

PRESIDENT'S SUPPORT. President Duterte says he has never asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to 'slow down' with the DENR's mining audit. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

DENR announces closure of 23 mining operations

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:30 PM

6th UPDATE We have decided to close any kind of mining operation in functional watersheds says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

MINING AUDIT. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez conducts a press conference on her department's mining audit on February 1, 2017. Photo from DENR twitter account

DENR to suspend 2 mining companies in Eastern Samar

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says even with the ongoing audit she has not yet seen a model of responsible mining

DENR suspends operations of iron ore mine in Bulacan

Aug 10, 2016 - 3:43 PM

The department has verified complaints from residents that Ore Asia Mining Development Corporation caused siltation in a river which is a tributary of the Sibul spring

Gov't suspends 2 more mining firms in Palawan

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says more mining operations are likely to be suspended given the number of complaints her department has received

MINING AUDIT. Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Leo Jasareno (left) and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez explain the mining audit to reporters on July 27, 2016. Photo from DENR's official Twitter account

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Jul 08, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms

Jul 08, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has social and environmental dimensions as well

RESPONSIBLE MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about responsible mining on her first day on the job. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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Jul 01, 2016 - 8:22 PM

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