Duterte Reiterates Support for Lopez, Will Defer to Her Decisions on Environment

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will likely defer to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’ decisions when it comes to environmental issues, even as he sounded unaware of the re-audit being conducted by the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC). Interestingly, however, the MICC is co-chaired by Lopez and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who Duterte also regularly defers to. The two secretaries have different views…

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