CA rejection of Lopez a blow to the fight vs environment plunder – solon

/ 03:30 PM May 03, 2017
Carlos Zarate

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

DAVAO CITY – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed “grave disappointment” over the Commission on Appointments’ rejection of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s appointment.

“This is certainly a blow in the fight against the plunder of our natural resources and protection of our environment,” Zarate said in a statement.


“We hope that the Palace will appoint a successor that will also approximate if not exceed Secretary Gina’s ardent advocacy for the environment and no-nonsense fight against destructive mining and corporate greed,” he added.  SFM


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