PH watersheds - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PH watersheds


'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