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Gina Lopez: I love the NPA -

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez revealed on Thursday plans to work with the communist New People's Army (NPA) in developing Agusan del Sur into a model of her agency's “ecological, economic, educational” thrust. Speaking at the CEO Forum at the ...and more »

Medialdea: Order vs Lopez meant to prevent environment damage - Rappler

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea responds to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's concerns that his decisions on mining orders go 'against the very spirit of the Duterte administration'. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 4:34 PM, April 19, 2017.and more »

Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines' War On Mining -

The past year's massive anti-mining drive by the Philippines government has wreaked havoc on the local sector. With the latest example being Australian miner Greenstone Resources this week saying it will suspend a gold project in country — even though ...and more »

Lopez opposes Boracay model for tourism - ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday criticized tourism models that displace the poor, like in Boracay, as she pushed for sustainable and equitable development of tourist spots. Boracay, one of the country's most popular islands, may ...and more »

Now, it's Gina Lopez vs Medialdea -

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Wednesday blasted Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea for reversing her order requiring mining firms to set up a multimillion trust fund for farmers before being allowed to transport their stockpiles. Lopez ...and more »

Duterte: I agree with Lopez on 'mine-free' Philippines - ABS-CBN News

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday again expressed support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Lopez has been criticized by the mining sector for ordering the closure of several mines and suspending mineral sharing agreements.and more »

Mine review proceeds amid Cabinet row - BusinessWorld Online Edition

THE NEW review of mining projects nationwide can now proceed unhindered as Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez yesterday signaled qualified support, even as she bared a spat over the issue with a fellow Cabinet member. DENR Secretary ...and more »

Sison welcomes Lopez's proposal to tap NPA fighters - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Ma. Sison on Thursday welcomed Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's plan to tap rebel fighters for peace and development projects. Sison said Lopez's plan was "directly related" to the agrarian ...and more »

Philippine minister wants to work with Maoist rebels in mine rehab - Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine environment minister said she has been given the greenlight by President Rodrigo Duterte to explore an unorthodox strategy to rehabilitate and develop the country's mining areas: recruit communist rebel fighters to help.and more »

Gina Lopez on Medialdea: 'I'm not happy with him at all' - GMA News

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Saturday lashed out at Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea anew for supposedly opposing her memorandum order directing mining companies to set aside a P2-million rehabilitation trust fund and allowing the ...and more »