Jesuit priest Fr. Joel Tabora called the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 treasonous and said that it is time for the government to replace the mining policy.
Environmental Secretary Regina Lopez announced that the DENR has suspended on Thursday, August 4 the Claver Mineral Development Corporation in Claver, Surigao del Norte.
President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to attend the Mindanao Environmental Summit 2016 at the Ateneo de Davao University on Thursday afternoon, August 4.
Environment Secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez vowed to investigate reported abuses by mining companies in Mindanao, and warned erring operations of penal repercussions for their acts.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council is prepared to respond to disasters, including the threat from the incoming La Niña wet season disasters.
The eldest son of President Rodrigo Duterte wants to have a smoking ban on beaches in Davao City.
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, said he wants to get involved in a nationwide campaign to save the beaches by banning smoking on beaches.
Government agencies here are now preparing for La Niña by providing technical assistance to local government units.
Incoming Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the next government is “definitely not anti-mining” but insisted the Duterte administration is committed to push for responsible mining.
The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) welcomed the appointment of Gina Lopez, a known advocate for the environment, as secretary to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The environmental council here plans to use environmental tax collection for programs and projects that would contribute to watershed protection.