Commission on Appointments to Convene Again for Lopez’ Confirmation Hearing

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez admits that she immediately released an administrative order banning open-pit mining because she is not sure of the outcome of her confirmation hearing. She is scheduled to appear before the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s not yet clear if the CA would be mandated to finally vote on Lopez’ fate because of new rules that allow for only three CA…

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