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Lopez hits Medialdea for 'counteracting' order on mine stockpile - Rappler

'He's going against the very spirit of the Duterte administration, which is to help the poor. So I'm not really happy about this at all,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez of the actions of the senior Palace official. Jee Y. Geronimo · @jeegeronimo ...and more »

Joma Sison to Gina Lopez: Make a presentation -

LUCENA CITY — The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and an official of the social development arm of the Catholic Church on Friday welcomed a plan by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to work with rebels in mining communities in ...and more »

Medialdea stops add'l mine trust fund - Manila Bulletin

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had asked Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez to stop requiring suspended mining companies to have an additional trust fund of P2 million per hectare before they could be allowed to export their stockpiles ...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 »

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 »

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

DEFENDING 'STAY ORDER.' Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) attends the 'Dutertenomics' forum with other Cabinet officials, including Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Malacañang file photo. MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary ...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 »

Lopez wants to work with NPA for peace, development - ABS-CBN News

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez gestures during a Reuters interview at the DENR headquarters in Manila on Feb. 6, 2017. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters. MANILA – Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Thursday she planned to enlist communist rebels for ...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 ...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 »