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What happens to Gina Lopez’s orders at DENR

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

‘Well, there’s a presumption of regularity,’ says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — Now that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has a new chief, what will happen to the controversial orders made by Gina Lopez in the past 10 months? Continue reading What happens to Gina Lopez’s orders at DENR

3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

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BALANCING ACT.The country’s economic managers are worried about the million of workers to be affected by the mining closures and the loss of foreign investment while the DENR fears long the long-term damage to the environment. File Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who co-chairs the Mining Industry Coordinating Council, says they will review audit reports or checklists prepared and developed by the DENR

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The review of the 28 mines facing closure or suspension will kick off on Monday, March 6, according to the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC). Continue reading 3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR

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FACING UNCERTAINTY. Could the exportof Philippine raw mineral ore such as nickel and copper be banned?

‘In the long term that will help our economy because that will increase the value add of the products,’ says Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The government is considering an Indonesian-style ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. This is part of efforts to breathe life into the country’s dormant iron and steel industry, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Continue reading Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR

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

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

‘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

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Boxes of documents related to the mining audit were presented to reporters on Friday, February 24, as an environment official reiterated that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) followed due process in conducting the audit. Continue reading DENR exec on mining audit: Not true there was no due process