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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 gets backing vs Gina over mining fund - Philippine Star

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea yesterday found some support from Rep. Robert Ace Barbers in his order to suspend the P2-million trust fund that Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ordered imposed for every hectare of land disturbed by miners ...and more »

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 »

Chamber of Mines: Lopez reappointment as DENR chief 'unfortunate' - Philippine Star

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines said Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is painting the mining industry as an "environmental rapist." King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo, File. MANILA, Philippines — The country's mining industry finds the ...and more »

Lopez questions reversal of trust fund requirement for mining firms - Philippine Star

Lopez said Medialdea has overturned her order requiring mining firms to put up a trust fund before they can export ore stockpiles. Malacañang Photo Bureau/King Rodriguez, file. MANILA, Philippines — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is clashing with ...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 »

Lorenzana to Gina Lopez: Ask your NPA friends to 'lay down their arms' - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday, April 22, urged Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to encourage her friends from the New People's Army (NPA) to "lay down their arms, stop all their criminal and terroristic activities ...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 »

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 »

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 »