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

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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.

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

MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — Someone is lying in the 25-member Commission on Appointments (CA), but with the new policy on secret voting, it is hard to determine who. Continue reading ‘Is someone lying?’ CA votes on Gina Lopez don’t add up

Opposition to Lopez’s confirmation gives Pacquiao ‘headache’

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CONFIRMATION. At least 27 oppositions have been filed before the Commission on Appointments against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez over mining closures.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, CA environment committee chair, says aside from at least 27 complaints against the environment chief, there are also CA members opposed to her confirmation

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao admitted on Wednesday, March 1, that the complaints filed with the Commission on Appointments against the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez have given him a “headache.” Continue reading Opposition to Lopez’s confirmation gives Pacquiao ‘headache’