EXPOSED: FAILON IS GINA’s ATTACK DOG VS RESPONSIBLE MINING



To salvage whatever Gina has of her image, she employs all of the Lopez clan’s resources to continue vilifying the mining industry.

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez is obviously trying to salvage whatever she can of her image (hey, it’s really hard to spin that ‘Let it Go’ and ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ numbers) by employing all of the Lopez clan’s resources to continue vilifying the mining industry.

Ted Failon has just finished doing surveillance on mining sites. The community, knowing full well Failon’s allegiance and agenda, prevented ABS-CBN’s top commentator from taking photos of the place. Failon brought a chopper and flew by the area. He also scouted Barangay Guisgis where Benguet Mines and Eramen are located. We all know what to expect: a slanted story from Failon depicting mining, as always, in a very atrocious light, an environmentally destructive industry that leaves host communities poor despite bringing profit to its operator. 

This despite the fact that communities have actually benefitted from mining through scholarships, livelihood, outreach, and entrepreneurship programs initiated by the industry.

The mining industry has no champion as vocal as the Lopez’s cadre of personalities and commentators. All the industry have are the silent testimonies of community members whose lives have been improved by mining.

Just because the Lopez’s employees are louder does not mean they are right, just as how mining beneficiaries’ voices are soft, does not make their testimonies not real.

VIRAL: GINA LOPEZ OUT TO MAKE ENEMIES OF STAUNCH ENVIRONMENTALIST SENATOR MIGS ZUBIRI



Gina Lopez wants her followers to express their anger at some members of the Committee on Appointments. One of them is Senator Migs Zubiri.

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez wants her followers to express their anger at some members of the Committee on Appointments. One of them is Senator Migs Zubiri.

Lopez’s minions are saying that Zubiri is biased towards mining and is not an environmentalist.

That’s right: Zubiri, who authored Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act, and chairs oversight committees on Ecological Solod Waste Management Act, Clean Air Act, founder of a deer preservation foundation and another that seeks protection of wildlife and their habitat, is not an environmentalist. According to Lopez’s followers.

Interestingly, Lopez’s disciples think her advocacy of turning the Department of Environment and Natural Resources into Department of Closure of Mines and Suspension of Mining Operations is enough to qualify her as an environmentalist.

Go figure.

TRENDING: GINA BINABANGGA ANG DEMOKRASYA NG PH

Hindi pa rin talaga maka-move on si Gina Lopez mula sa pagkaka-reject sa kanya ng Commission on Appointments (CA) kahit ilang linggo na ang nakalilipas.

Hindi pa rin talaga maka-move on si Gina Lopez mula sa pagkaka-reject sa kanya ng Commission on Appointments (CA) kahit ilang linggo na ang nakalilipas.

Ang balita ay nagsasagawa si Gina ngayon ng isang operasyon para bakbakin ang ilang CA members — target ang dalawang mahusay at nagtatrabahong senador na sina Gringo Honasan at Miguel Zubiri — matapos tanggihan ni Presidente Digong Duterte ang kanyang pagmamakaawa na kunin siya sa kahit na anong puwesto sa gobyerno.

Ugaling oligarch talaga si Gina kapag hindi nakuha ang gusto ay mag-aalburuto. Kung hindi  makuha sa “santong dasalan” ay kukunin niya sa “santong paspasan.”

Kung noong matapos ang pagbasura ng mga miyembro ng CA sa kanyang appointment bilang Environment secretary sa botong 16-8 ay agad niyang inupakan ang mga mining company sa kanyang  press conference sa loob mismo ng gusali ng Senado (kung saan kinanta niya ang “I believe I can fly”), ngayon naman ay ang isang institusyong tulad ng CA ang kanyang binabangga.

Unang kinursunada ni Gina ang CA member na si Senator Panfilo Lacson pero hindi siya umubra rito. Ang sabi lang ng senador sa kanya: “Hindi ka naman kasi qualified talaga!” Kaya ngayon ay itinutuon naman niya ang kanyang galit kina Senator Honasan at Senator Zubiri na hayagang ibinasura ang kanyang appointment.

Personal ang galit ni Gina na nagmula sa Lopez family na nagmamay-ari ng ABS-CBN na kinamumuhian ng Pangulo.

Ang hindi alam ni Gina na kapag inuupakan niya ang mga mambabatas na miyembro ng CA na tulad nina Lacson, Honasan, at Zubiri ay hindi lamang ang mga personalidad na ito ang kanyang inaatake kundi ang buong proseso ng ating demokrasya dahil ang CA ay isang parte ng check-and-balance na nakasaad sa ating Konstitusyon.

Kung gusto talaga manilbihan ni Gina sa gobyerno dapat ay maging isang mabuti muna siyang Pilipino.