Philippine bishops: Gina Lopez’s rejection a ‘great loss’
Catholic bishops of Philippines said that Gina Lopez’s rejection as environment chief is a ‘great loss’ to the nation.
The lawmakers’ on Wednesday rejected the appointment of Gina Lopez as Environment Secretary, who earlier had ordered the closure of at least 23 mining operations, mostly located in functional watersheds and did not comply with environmental safety standards.
Caritas Philippines’ executive secretary Fr. Edwin Gariguez, who had earlier expressed support for a government plan to work with communist New People’s Army (NPA) in implementing projects that will protect the environment said, it was expected since some members of the Commission on Appointments have