“Tell your brother, he totally killed a mountain.” – Environment Secretary Regina Lopez to Commission on Appointments Chairman Rep. Ronnie Zamora
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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’ order to close several mines and cancel mining contracts was a move long awaited by mining-affected communities.
“Maintaining healthy watersheds in these areas will guarantee that our population will have adequate, clean and safe water supply for irrigation and domestic water needs.”
In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
“The Lumád who were killed there were those who joined the NPA.”
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.