Josephine Ramirez Sato - updates

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DENR expects to finish review on suspensions, closures of mines by year-end

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says 14 mining operations filed a motion for reconsideration, while 13 appealed before the Office of the President

Mining Act 'not enough' basis for DENR order on mine stockpile – Sato

May 02, 2017 - 3:59 PM

From my point of view the fact that we have to take care of farmers was enough reason for me Environment Secretary Gina Lopez tells the Commission on Appointments

LEGAL BASIS. Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato quizzes Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on the legal basis of her order on mine stockpile. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online But for her that s all part of politics

LONGTIME POLITICIAN. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is the representative for the lone district of Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says CA members spend a lot of time researching the background of the Cabinet appointees and the needs of the departments

'NOTHING PERSONAL.' Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato is a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 13-19, 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week that you need to watch

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

We respect her passion we even admire her for that but being a secretary passion is not enough says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato

'TELL THE TRUTH.' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Senator Legarda defends Lopez saying it s not accurate to say she s arbitrary since it was the DENR that did the mining audit

STRICT OR ARBITRARY? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano weighs in on how Environment Secretary Lopez makes decisions in her department. Lopez file photo by Jasmine Dulay; Cayetano file photo from Malacañang; Congress file photo by LeAnne Jazul

Rappler Talk: Josephine Ramirez-Sato on leadership under the Duterte administration

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The feisty Occidental Mindoro congresswoman talks to Rappler about what the Commission on Appointments looks for in a cabinet official

MICC review 'usurpation of DENR mandate' – Lopez

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez questions the P50 million MICC review of her order to close and suspend mining operations saying this is a function it is not mandated to do

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez faces the Commission on Appointments on March 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

They re not all proclaimed watersheds I will agree but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments' (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on Wednesday, March 8. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr was issued a passport in 2006 as Yasay claimed

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Commission on Appointments foreign affairs committee, chats with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr before Yasay's confirmation hearing on March 8, 2017. Photo by Romeo Bugante/PRIB

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:03 PM

3rd UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr answers questions at his confirmation hearing at the Senate on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

U.S. citizen before? Yasay refuses to say yes or no

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:55 AM

I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato

DFA Sec. Perfecto Yasay gestures during the deliberation of his interim appointment at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:32 PM

From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

ONCE AN AMERICAN. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr becomes an American in November 1986 and renounces his US citizenship in June 2016. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:32 PM

I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler

Yasay flip-flops on ownership of West PH Sea islands

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:10 AM

He backpedals on his earlier statement that the Philippines merely exercises legal possession and not ownership of disputed features in the West Philippine Sea

FLIP-FLOPPING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr contradicts his earlier statement about the ownership of disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato questions the agriculture chief s stance on lifting the importation quota and the transfer of DA bureaus

NEW YEAR. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol will have to wait until another hearing next year before Commission on Appointment confirms his appointment. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler