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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

Review of DENR mining closures finished in 3 months – Dominguez

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CORRECTING LAPSES. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the MICC’s technical working group will thoroughly review the DENR’s issuances on mining. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

The Finance Secretary says the review is necessary to ensure DENR Secretary Gina Lopez stands ‘on firm ground’ when she orders a stop to mining operations

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — The technical working group (TWG) formed by the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will finish reviewing the mining closures ordered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in 3 months. Continue reading Review of DENR mining closures finished in 3 months – Dominguez

Why miners are not ready for Gina Lopez

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

Mining industry players did not invest enough in building goodwill. And this explains why they were not prepared for someone like Gina Lopez

March 1, 2017 — Months before the 2016 presidential election that President Rodrigo Duterte won, mining industry players gathered in the ballroom of Solaire Resort in Pasay City for their annual Chamber of Mines summit. Continue reading Why miners are not ready for Gina Lopez

20 mining firms recommended for suspension – DENR

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Secretary Regina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during press conference at the DENR office on Thursday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Environment officials bare the results of their audit on mining operations in the country

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 29, 2016) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced on Tuesday, September 27, that it has recommended the suspension of 20 mining firms following the completion of its audit of mining operations in the country.  Continue reading 20 mining firms recommended for suspension – DENR

Duterte to mining industry – ‘Filipinos will survive without you’

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TO DUST. Trees in a critical watershed are cut down to make way for a mining operation in Mindanao. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

‘You try to castigate Gina Lopez for being strict and yet you destroy the land, destroy the soil,’ President Duterte says as he shields the environment chief from critics in the mining industry

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 2, 2016) — President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to the Philippine mining industry: Shape up or ship out.  Continue reading Duterte to mining industry – ‘Filipinos will survive without you’

A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms

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RESPONSIBLE MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about responsible mining on her first day on the job. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ dimensions as well

MANILA, Philippines (July 9, 2016) —  A week after she ordered an audit on mining operations in the country, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Friday, July 8, announced the suspension of 4 mining companies for violating environmental standards.  Continue reading A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms