Gina Lopez may not be comfortable around the Marcos due to family feuds in the past, it is certain that Bongbong Marcos is not the reason why Senators Gringo Honasan and Miguel Zubiri voted against her appointment as DENR Secretary being pro-Marcos senators.
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[VIDEO]: CA rejected the appointment of Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary.
Cohesive, Long-Term Mining Policy
Bongbong Marcos in 2015 sought for a “cohesive, long-term” mining policy to maximize the benefits of the vibrant industry. He was dismayed that the Aquino administration launched an “anti-mining stance” which is like what Gina Lopez is doing. This is probably why most Liberal Party senators voted for her.
Balance Between Unemployment and the Environment
Senator Gringo Honasan since 2012 is always concerned with mining restrictions. He said that; “those must be threshed out at the national level between the executive and the legislative branches. There are serious and important inputs from the local governments that must be considered. LGUs have to deal with problems like unemployment and environmental degradation. He stressed that there must be a balance between unemployment and the environment, therefore broader consultations with the involved sectors are crucial in imposing mining restrictions.
Another Type of Environmentalist
Gina Lopez said that she’s disappointed with Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri knowing that he’s an environmentalist. It is remembered that the senator proposed in 2009 the construction of a 40-foot mega-floodway in Parañaque – to allow floodwaters to drain into the Manila Bay and prevent widespread flooding. He wanted to have another look into the Marcos-era mega-spillway plan as designed since the term of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Instead of holding miners in the neck, Zubiri is obviously into strategic planning.
Voted Based on their Conscience