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Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: ‘Not fit nor qualified for the job’

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CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson talks to then environment secretary Gina Lopez before her confirmation hearing in March 2017. Photo from Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez ‘has authoritarian tendencies’

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Thursday, May 4, that he voted against the confirmation of Gina Lopez as environment chief as he believed she was neither fit nor qualified for the job. Continue reading Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: ‘Not fit nor qualified for the job’

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

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WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

CCOS chairman Dr. Ben Molino and his co-petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales violate RA 7942, otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995, and its implementing rules and regulations

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales (May 25, 2016) — Residents of Santa Cruz in Zambales and neighboring Infanta in Pangasinan, led by anti-mining advocate Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS), filed before the Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, a Writ of Kalikasan case against 5 operating mining firms, officials of the provincial government of Zambales. Continue reading Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

Mining firm files charges vs 10 Zambales residents

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BARRICADE. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales have been blocking the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation in protest of the environmental damage its operations have reportedly caused in the villages. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
Residents of Santa Cruz, Zambales, have blocked the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation since its mining operations reportedly caused floods in the villages

ZAMBALES, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — Mining firm Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (ZDMC) Incorporated on Wednesday, February 10, charged 10 residents of Santa Cruz town Continue reading Mining firm files charges vs 10 Zambales residents