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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

I really don’t like Tampakan open-pit mine at all

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MEET THE BEAT. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks to environment beat reporters on July 27, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she will review permits given to the $5.9-billion mining project of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated in South Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — “I really don’t like Tampakan at all. Not a little, but you can put that in capital letters – AT ALL.”  Continue reading I really don’t like Tampakan open-pit mine at all