PH mining - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PH mining


Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'

May 05, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed? asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have betrayed the people and should be exposed

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Palace on CA rejection of Gina Lopez: 'It's a democratic process'

May 03, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is choosing from many names to fill in the vacancy at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Good science, due process and mining

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Is a golden mean possible in mining? Yes but radical reforms in governance are necessary to get there

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful

Surigao del Sur gov joins miners vs Gina Lopez

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr whose province hosts 3 big firms facing closure says the environment chief has shut her eyes and ears to the pleas of the mining industry

'RESPONSIBLE MINING.' Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel defends 'responsible' mining operations in his province. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DENR orders cancellation of 75 MPSAs in watersheds

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Gina Lopez calls the decision the DENR s gift of love to the people on Valentine s Day

CLOSURE. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez announces the closure of mining operations of 23 mining firms. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

'Corruption, gov't inefficiency' to blame for environmental destruction

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she has no problem with people making money but it s a different story when the operation of a business already kills water adversely affects life and keeps our people poor

Lopez: Mining audit team wanted fines, I chose closures

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:30 AM

I wanted to close and I wanted to suspend and they wanted to fine You ll just fine? I mean the rivers are red they re in a watershed and you ll just fine? says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Rappler Talk: Gina Lopez on mining company crackdown

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Lopez also talks about her area development approach that could help the economy of communities affected by the closure of mining operations

DENR announces closure of 23 mining operations

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:30 PM

6th UPDATE We have decided to close any kind of mining operation in functional watersheds says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

MINING AUDIT. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez conducts a press conference on her department's mining audit on February 1, 2017. Photo from DENR twitter account