Lopez Blasts Executive Secretary Medialdea for Meddling in Mining Orders

Aside from her run-ins with several congressional members and economic authorities for her tough stance on mining, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez recently brought up an issue with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Secretary and close ally Salvador Medialdea. Lopez accused Medialdea of purposely sitting on the appeals filed by mining firms with the Office of the President, thus preventing Duterte from issuing a final order and allowing the companies to continue their operations. She also lambasted Medialdea…

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