Category: mining

reappoint gina!

DITCHAY ROXAS:  I just heard that Gina Lopez was not confirmed this morning. That very slight glimmer of light at the end of this fucking dark tunnel has just been diminished even further. Yes she is not perfect. Yes she … Continue reading

High stakes confirmation hearing

Carol Pagaduan-Araullo On Wednesday, three progressive Cabinet members — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, and Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano — will be up for confirmation by the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA). … Continue reading

Oceana Gold: History, abuse, mining

… Oceana Gold … despite years of protests, countless studies and reports, and now a suspension order, continues to operate in Nueva Vizcaya (, 3 March) like it hasn’t done anything wrong at all. Read more…

Posted in environment, mining

Zambales mines: A history of questionable practices

Katrina S.S. BETWEEN the pro-mining students protesting against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials, and the insistence that we talk only about the jobs to be lost and the stock market crash, it is clear that we … Continue reading

Posted in environment, mining

Bullying Ms Gina

Boo Chanco Visuals and images convey more messages than we are conscious of. Whoever said a picture is worth a thousand words was not kidding. This is why communications strategists are as careful with the visuals presented, including body language, … Continue reading

Posted in machismo, mining, politics

DENR’s daring, mining’s crisis

Katrina S.S. I was one of many who thought Gina Lopez was one of President Duterte’s more daring choices as far as picking members of his cabinet was concerned. A staunch environmentalist, she was a welcome decision for Department of … Continue reading

Posted in environment, mining


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