Things you should know about DENR Secretary Gina Lopez
Before the President gave her the environment portfolio, Gina has been known to campaign against coal plants and mining. Here are some facts that you should know about the Philippine's DENR Secretary Gina Lopez.
Aug 04, 2016"DENR Sec. Gina Lopez is commendable for her remarkably firm stand against open pit mining in the country, as well as her decisive asseveration of the Duterte administration's disapproval of the controversial and environmentally destructive $5.9-billion Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato," Aksasato said.
Mining Sector Background and Potential With an estimated US$ 1.4 trillion in mineral reserves, especially gold, copper, nickel, aluminum, and chromite, the mining potential of Philippines is one of largest in the world (see Table 51). According to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the archipelago is second in the world in gold and third
What Gina Lopez cannot touch with a ten-foot pole; Miners
Feb 07, 2017Now mainstream media reports that large-scale miners are asking the President to review the recent orders of Gina Lopez to close down 23 mines and suspend five others, as she challenged the industry to give her two years to prove that ecotourism was a more viable source of livelihood than mining.
The embarrassment of mines, the fortitude of Gina Lopez
Gina Lopez is the best Secretary for the Environment Department in view of her passion and perspective for the environment but she is not qualified as Secretary for Natural Resources because of her bias against the Sector. Be reminded that DENR is actually managing and controlling 2 very important Sectors Environment and Natural Resources.
Gina Lopez by Mistiaen, Veronique New Internationalist
Gina Lopez . By Mistiaen, Veronique. Read preview. It is being destroyed because someone wants gold or nickel,' says Gina Lopez in one long gulp, on a Skype interview from the Philippines. Lopez, the country's former environment secretary, has made it her mission to protect the immense biodiversity of the Philippines while, at the same time
A Canadian era for mining in Philippines Asian Pacific
A Canadian era for mining in Philippines published by asingh on Tue, 01/23/2018 1706 The Philippines, a global mining hotspot marred by many disasters from toxic leaks to mudslides, will adopt Canada's mining sustainability standards to improve engagement
For Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, it was a "gift of love" to the Filipino people on Valentine's Day. But for the mining industry, it was a Valentine's Day massacre. Lopez on Tuesday ordered the cancellation of 75 mining contracts, stepping up her campaign to stop extraction of resources in sensitive areas after earlier shutting more than half of the Philippines' operating mines.
Gina Lopez I really don't like Tampakan open-pit mine at
Jul 27, 2016MANILA, Philippines "I really don't like Tampakan at all. Not a little, but you can put that in capital letters AT ALL." Environment Secretary Gina Lopez did not mince words on Wednesday, July 27, when asked by reporters about the $5.9-billion mining project of Sagittarius Mines
Apr 10, 2017Oceana Gold's Didipio is a high grade gold-copper mine located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Photograph Creative Commons. There is really no puzzle why Gina Lopez is struggling to hold onto her job as the Philippine secretary of the environment.
What's stopping the Philippines from mining its riches
Mar 19, 2017According to Secretary Gina Lopez, its audit found "serious environmental violations" in 23 of the country's 41 mines. The department also cancelled contracts for 75 mining projects still in
True cost of Philippines gold-mining Poverty-stricken
Apr 04, 2017True cost of Philippines gold-mining Poverty-stricken workers risk health for precious metal. Miners sift through hundreds of kilos of sand and clay, gathering roughly a quarter of a gram of gold
transnational mining companies in the Philippines that have been reaping profits by mining gold, silver, copper, and other minerals. Its underground Didipio Gold and Copper Mine 14, 2017 by then-Philippine Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Gina Lopez.4 The agreement that allowed OceanaGold to start mining is a 25-year
Gina Lopez says some mines need to be shut News in the
MANILA Several mining operations need to be shut due to environmental violations, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Wednesday. Government is set to announce the results of an industry-wide audit on Thursday, February 3, Lopez said.
Gina Lopez hits lifting of open-pit mining ban The
In April, Lopez ordered the ban on open-pit mining through Department Administrative Order 2017-10. The former Environment chief also ordered the cancellation of mining contracts in watershed areas. A total of 26 mining agreements ordered reviewed by Lopez were sent by the MICC to the Development Academy of the Philippines for evaluation.
Nov 25, 2016The new Philippine environment secretary, Gina Lopez, has recognized this and ordered an audit of major mining firms active in the Philippines. The audit has suspended 10 nickel mines and recommended suspending another 20—a move that has sent shock waves through the
Mining Industry in the Philippines has been a controversial issue once again, as the former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez advocates the total ban of mining for responsible and sustainable mining in the country. Mining in the Philippines