EXPOSED: GINA LOPEZ, HER FAMILY, AND THEIR HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS



Cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are deadly byproducts of the power plant. The Lopezes violated many environmental laws.

Back in 2001, when the elite commercial and business district we now know as Rockwell was just rising from the ground, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) took the Lopezes to task for their violations of environmental laws. You see, the place where the Lopez owned district would rise was once a Meralco power plant, which was also once owned by the influential family.

Cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are deadly byproducts of the power plant. And the Lopezes, in their eagerness to provide the richest of the rich an exclusive community, violated many environmental laws just to rid of Rockwell of these hazardous refuse. Their solution? Entomb PCBs in cement and bury it in neighbouring community of San Joaquin. San Joaquin is home to low to middle income residents. And it stands on a major faultline. If struck by an earthquake, PCBs will surely leak out to the soil. In fact, even without an earthquake, PCBs may still leak out as cement is a porous material. PCBs are so toxic, even minute amounts of it can do damage to a person’s health.

Which puts to question Gina Lopez’s qualification as DENR secretary. Given her family’s history, why should we entrust this person to safeguard our environment? Will she hold her family accountable for their disregard of the safety of common folks?

Clearly, the Lopezes put on a false appearance of virtue. They act in contradiction to their stated beliefs. Incidentally, these are the definitions of the word hypocrite.

EXPOSED: MGA KAPALPAKAN NI GINA LOPEZ

Wala tayo mapapala kapag naging kalihim si Gina Lopez. Huwag natin hayaan na gamitin nya ang DENR para sa personal nyang agenda.

KUMAKALAT ngayon ang isang opposition paper sa confirmation sa Commission on Appointments ni Gina Lopez bilang Environment Secretary kung saan sinasabi na siya ay naglustay ng milyong-milyong piso, itinaboy ang mga katutubo mula sa kanilang lupa, walang habas na nagputol ng mga puno, at kinopo ang mga proyekto ng gobyerno para sa kapakinabangan ng mga kompanya ng kapamilya gamit ang kanyang estado bilang isang environment advocate.

Basehan nito ang iniulat ng Finance Department na aabot sa halos isang bilyong piso ang mawawalang buwis sa mga lokal na pamahalaan sa desisyon ni Sec. Gina na ipasara ang 28 mining sites sa buong bansa.

Ayon sa report, tatamaan ang kita ng 17 siyudad at munisipalidad sa 10 probinsiya ng bansa.

Lumilitaw din na panget ang track record ni Lopez sa pamamahala sa mga eco-tourism project at ilan dito ang tatlong environment project na in-award sa kanya.

May conflict of interest dahil tumayong managing director si Lopez sa ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. at Bantay Kalikasan na nagkamal ng salapi mula sa mga naturang proyekto.

Tumakbo ang mga tinukoy na proyekto ni Lopez na Sabsaban Falls Eco-tourism Project sa Palawan, La Mesa Ecopark Project sa Quezon City, at Pasig River Rehabilitation Project sa ilalim ng mga nagdaang administrasyon at nagripuhan ang kaban ng bayan ng multi-milyong piso.

Kasabay ng kumakalat na opposition paper na ito, nagpasa rin sa CA ang mga katutubo sa Surigao ng isa pang opposition paper laban kay Sec. Lopez.

Anila, maghihirap silang muli kapag ipinahinto ng kalihim ang pagmimina sa kanilang probinsiya lalo’t lumalabas na walang kahandaan ang ibang departamento ng gobyerno para matugunan ang kanilang sitwasyon na resulta ng padalos-dalos na hakbang ni Sec. Gina.

TRENDING: TOP DU30 SUPPORTER and DLSU Professor Antonio P. Contreras lectures Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez is apparently clueless as to the definition of a watershed. She also falsely claims that underground mining can cause earthquakes.

DLSU Professor Antonio Contreras debunks Gina Lopez’s unscientific claims about mining. Lopez is apparently clueless as to the definition of a watershed. She also falsely claims that underground mining can cause earthquakes.

“When Gina Lopez is presented with arguments that question the scientific and legal basis of her claims, she deploys her emotional litany of saving the earth,” says Contreras. “She is dangerous because she exploits people’s emotions and fears.”

Contreras also cautions Du30 supporters against blind idolatry regarding Gina Lopez.

“My advise to Digong supporters, stop committing idolatry.  Even towards Gina Lopez.  Even the President would disapprove of it.”

VIRAL: GINA LOPEZ, SUPPORTED BY YELLOW ARMY?



In what could be an attempt to sabotage the current administration, the group “SilentNoMore” expressed their support for Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary.

In what could be an attempt to sabotage the current administration, the group “SilentNoMore” expressed their support for Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary.

This prompted some quarters to ask: Why is Lopez being supported by staunch anti-Duterte groups?

The answer is simple: If Gina Lopez successfully crashes the mining industry and results in a significant dive of the economy, it would be the easiest way to have the President removed from office and have the Yellow Army rule the country once more.

EXPOSED: Gina Lopez’s History of Drug Dependency and Personality Disorder

Gina Lopez is not only a spoiled brat, she is also a former drug addict. Maybe it would be in everyone’s best interest if she finishes her rehabilitation!

Gina Lopez is not only a spoiled brat, she is also a former drug addict. She was committed to a drug rehabilitation facility by her own mother. She fled the facility knowing that a medical examination would be made to properly diagnose her drug dependence and personality disorder.

This bit of history is important, moreso in her role as DENR Secretary. It is highly likely that Lopez has channeled her energy away from drug addiction to a new-found passion–it would soon become apparent to everyone that this was her advocacy in protecting the environment.

It is common for recovering addicts to commit themselves to a higher purpose, submitting themselves to something bigger than them. It is a necessary step in their fight against their own demons.

The problem of course is that government institutions are not rehab facilities. They are not personal churches. They are not a universe you can re-arrange just so they can revolve around you.

Perhaps it would be best if Lopez would subject herself to medical professionals for a proper diagnosis. If you are to be responsible for the death of an industry that mean so much to many communities let alone a nation’s economy, we deserve to know if you are not, in fact, unhinged.

Better yet, maybe it would be in everyone’s best interest if she finishes her rehabilitation in the proper facilities.

VIRAL: Unhinged: Is Gina Lopez Fit to Lead?

“Fuck the law!” said Gina Lopez at a cabinet meeting, fellow secretaries were expressing their concern to DENR head Gina Lopez.



”Fuck the law!”

At a cabinet meeting, fellow secretaries were expressing their concern to DENR head Gina Lopez regarding her disregard of due process in closing mines and suspending mining operations. That was her retort.

It should have been a warning sign when Lopez became visibly annoyed by prodding questions from reporters regarding the Mines and Geosciences Bureau’s (MGB) mining audit report in a press conference early February.  “I don’t have to have you privy to the process on which I make my decisions,” Lopez addressed the reporters petulantly. “What I’m sharing with you are the principles on which I standby, and I truly hope you share the same principles because you’re Filipino.”

Principles are a funny thing. They are extremely subjective. Lopez’ sweeping gesture of contempt against mining has drawn support from those brainwashed by pop culture that vilifies men in suits and those in giant corporations. It should come as no surprise, given the demonization of money in the country by teleseryes and movies; never mind that Iron Man, Batman, Doctor Strange and other pop culture icons Pinoys have admired from foreign cultures were in fact billionaires.

This is where Principles become a problem when used as a tool by public officials. Lopez may seem as though she is advocating for the common good. But her background as a member of one of the most powerful families in the Philippines (who are, unironically, responsible for the teleseryes vilifying the wealthy) that is largely monopolizing industries in the country, makes her so-called good intentions questionable.

Lest people forget, Lopez has displaced IPs in Palawan for her eco resort in 2012. This is concrete proof that the principled DENR secretary has a history of doing more harm than good, no thanks to her “good intentions.” Reporters badgered her then as well, and when she was asked about a lawsuit filed against her by IP groups, she was, you guessed it, visibly annoyed. “That’s a nuisance suit,” she said. “I just want to help them.”

This is why emotions are a bad tool for governance. When you are a public servant wielding your principles and emotions as an instrument, you never know whether you are doing good or inflicting harm. Emotions should never be your guide as a government executive.

That is why we have laws.

TRENDING: “WHAT ABOUT US?”


DISPLACED MAKATI RESIDENTS SEE CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH GINA LOPEZ AS DENR SEC

Netizens complain about Gina Lopez’s hypocrisy as the DENR secretary preaches about environement safety yet has forgotten about Makati residents displaced from their homes because of an oil spill incident involving Lopez-owned First Philippine Industrial Corporation (FPIC) in 2010.

TRENDING: GINA LOPEZ, GINALIT ANG KONGRESO

Nabatid na ang ugat ng galit ni Congresswoman Suansing ay bukod sa hindi pagdalo ni Secretary Gina sa hearing ng Committee on Ecology, parang sinadya pa ng kalihim na magsugo ng mga low level officers na haharap sa mga miyembro ng komite na ikinawalang gana ng mga ito.

UMUSOK ang ilong ni House Committee on Ecology Chairperson Rep. Estrellita Suansing sa isang pagdinig ng kanyang pinamumunuang komite noong Pebrero 15 dahil sa pag-isnab dito ni Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.

Nabatid na ang ugat ng galit ni Congresswoman Suansing ay bukod sa hindi pagdalo ni Secretary Gina sa hearing ng Committee on Ecology, parang sinadya pa ng kalihim na magsugo ng mga low level officers na haharap sa mga miyembro ng komite na ikinawalang gana ng mga ito.

Isa kasi sa importanteng agenda nang araw na iyon ay ang deliberasyon tungkol sa “motu propio investigation, in aid of legislation on the adverse environmental impacts of mining operations in the country.”

Matibay ang paniwala ni Congresswoman Suansing na dapat na si Secretary Gina mismo ang humarap sa kanila lalo’t ang kalihim ang nagsimula ng mga nangyayaring kaguluhan ngayon sa mining industry buhat nang ipag-utos nito ang pagpapasara sa hindi bababa sa 20 minahan sa bansa.

Dahil ditto nagbanta tuloy ang Chairpeson ng Committee on Ecology na kanilang ipapa-subpoena ang Environment Secretary sakaling hindi pa rin ito magpupunta sa susunod na meeting ng komite.

Bulung-bulungan tuloy ng mga mismong empleyado ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources na nagpunta sa hearing: “Baka kasama na naman si Ma’am Gina ni Usec. Jasareno?”

Sino itong sinasabi nilang “Usec. Jasareno” sa puso ni Secretary Gina?

EXPOSED: Environment official, kapit-tuko sa puwesto?

MAY malaking misteryo nga ba ngayon sa loob ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)?

MAY malaking misteryo nga ba ngayon sa loob ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)?

Kung jobless o naghahanap na ng bagong trabaho o nagbabakasyon sa kung saan man ang mga dating appointee ni Noynoy Aquino, may mga indibidwal at grupo naman ang nagsasabi na nananatili pa rin daw sa DENR si Leo Jasareno bilang undersecretary kahit na nagpasa siya dati ng resignation letter bilang pagtalima sa inilabas na direktiba ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ilang buwan na ang nakararaan na bakantehin ng mga appointee ni Aquino ang kani-kanilang posisyon sa gobyerno.

Kung sumunod ang lahat ng mga P-Noy appointee, eh bakit nasa DENR pa si Leo Jasareno?

Pinagresign na ng Pangulo pero pilit kinukupkop ni Gina bilang “consultant”? Anong meron madam? Para yatang sinusuway ninyo ang Pangulo?

Hindi mapasusubalian na si Gina Lopez mismo ang naggiit kay Pangulong Duterte para makapagkapit-tuko sa puwesto si Jasareno. Patunay dito ang ilang pahayag ng kalihim sa media na kanyang ilalapit sa Pangulo na maibalik sa puwesto si Jasareno matapos na mawala ito sa MGB.

May nagbalita din sa atin na protektadong-protektado rin daw ngayon si Jasareno dahil naging sangtuwaryo niya ang ante room sa Office of the Secretary na ginawa niyang kanyang opisina. Opisina sa loob mismo ng opisina ni Madam?

Si Jasareno ay appointee ni Pnoy. Si Jasareno ay kinukupkop ni Gina Lopez.

Connect the dots guys.