Lopez Claims Bribery Attempt of Mining Firm

Environment secretary Gina Lopez said that a mining company offered her a monthly bribe of P6 million. Lopez is at the forefront of a campaign against firms violating environmental standards, ordering the closure or suspension of at least 28 mining firms. She vowed to clean up her agency as well, noting that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been perceived to be one of the most corrupt for the longest time…

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