A Shining Star in the Cabinet

@acelawrites (12303)
Philippines
March 9, 2017 3:52am CST
She's a shining star in the Duterte (President Duterte's) cabinet. I am referring to Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). I had been watching on television the confirmation hearings on her appointment as DENR secretary, and there were about 17,000 Filipinos who had been supporting her appointment. There were also oppositors, mostly from the mining companies which Ms. Lopez ordered investigated for non-compliance with safety standards set by the DENR especially those that ruin the environment. On Tuesday, next week, it will be known if she will win the "battle" and finally be appointed as the DENR secretary. I wish she could pass the appointment. She is pro-environment and pro-people.
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@ilocosboy (37514)
• Philippines
9 Mar 17
I'm certain she can... Then she will be the next vice President in the coming years.
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• New Delhi, India
9 Mar 17
True
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
We don't know about that. She had been a crusader for the environment several years ago. Maybe she would not like to enter politics per se.
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Mar 17
She might be taking on a big challenge if the mining companies are against her appointment.
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Yes, and up to now the Senators are deliberating if she will get the post or not.
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
9 Mar 17
Pro-environment is really important in this world it seems we are destroying the environment at such a quick pace.
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
It is in the name of development, but Ms. Lopez stressed that there should be responsible mining. And that the resources should be enjoyed by the people and not the mining companies only.
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@jstory07 (70096)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Mar 17
She sounds good since she is pro-environment and pro-people.
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Yes, she is. She had shown it even before she joined the government.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
I hope and pray she will. She's one honest and good woman. We need people like her.
@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
15 Mar 17
I have been listening to her on youtube and I love her passion in protecting the environment ..I hope she stays as the DENR secretary ..