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Lopez slams Lacson for bringing up her alleged past drug use

Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez slammed Senator Panfilo Lacson for saying in media interviews that one reason he voted against her confirmation is because of her alleged history of drug use and personality disorder during the mid-1970s. Citing a 1975 Supreme Court case labeled GR-L-38850,

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The silver lining in Gina Lopez’ rejection as DENR secretary

After nearly two months of wrangling, the Commission on Appointments earlier today (May 3) voted 16-8-1 to reject the nomination of Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The defeat abruptly ends Lopez’ tenure as Environment Chief after only ten

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“AT WHAT COST?” – Gina Lopez is right about mining

Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, whose confirmation remains pending before the Commission on Appointments, is unwavering in her opposition to irresponsible mining. In a one-minute video posted on her official Facebook page last April 6, Lopez challenged her critics

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Interview with Mayor Hubbert Dolor of Puerto Galera

First of a series Without a doubt, Puerto Galera is and will always be one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines, perhaps even in the whole of Asia. Located in the northernmost part of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is best known as

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European Union hails Philippines for efforts to combat illegal fishing

Citing the national government’s renewed efforts to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing around the country, the European Union (EU) revoked its “yellow card” warning against the Philippines. Originally issued last June 2014, the “yellow card” meant the Union seriously considered banning all Philippine aquatic products from being