How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader?
April 26, 2017 — To many, Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez is one of the bright lights in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. Now, if the powerful mining industry has its way, this light could be extinguished on May 2 or 3, when the Commission on Appointments (CA) will convene once more to decide whether or not to confirm her as secretary of environment and natural resources. Continue reading Burying Gina→
‘He’s going against the very spirit of the Duterte administration, which is to help the poor. So I’m not really happy about this at all,’ says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez of the actions of the senior Palace official
‘I feel that whoever is in the Commission on Appointments must have no vested business interests, because the rhyme and reason for appointment should be public service,’ says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez