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.

EXPOSED: GINA LOPEZ, TSUPI NA! LOPEZ FAMILY, MAY MINING INTEREST KAYA UPAK NANG UPAK ANG ABS-CBN VS MINING COMPANIES

Isang senyal na ibabasura ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa May 3 ang confirmation ni Sec. Gina Lopez ang binitiwang pahayag ni Pangulong Digong Duterte sa Bahrain laban sa ABS-CBN — ang media company na pag-aari ng Lopez family na kinabibilangan ng kontrobersiyal na kalihim.

Isang senyal na ibabasura ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa May 3 ang confirmation ni Sec. Gina Lopez ang binitiwang pahayag ni Pangulong Digong Duterte sa Bahrain laban sa ABS-CBN — ang media company na pag-aari ng Lopez family na kinabibilangan ng kontrobersiyal na kalihim.

Ayon kay Presidente Duterte, inaatake nang todo ng ABS-CBN ang mga karibal na mining company para makinabang nang husto ang mga Lopez sa kanilang negosyo sa pagmimina.

Paliwanag ng Pangulo, klaro na may conflict of interest sa parte ng ABS-CBN dahil nagbabalita ito kontra mga mining company habang hindi naman nito inaamin na may business interest pala sa mining ang pamilyang kinabibilangan ni Sec. Lopez.

“Ang ABS-CBN, may mining. May mining sila, may subsidiary sila. Kita mo, kunwaring bibira dito, sisirain pala. Buti na lang hindi ako naunahan sa kanya o,” ani Duterte sa kanyang talumpati sa harap ng mga overseas Filipino workers sa Bahrain.

Pinatutunayan lamang ng pagbubuking na ito ng Chief Executive ng bansa ang ginawang pagbubunyag ni University of the Philippines geologist Dr. Carlo Arcilla sa isang confirmation hearing ni Sec. Lopez sa CA noong March.

“Ang pamilya po ni Sec. Gina — ang Lopez family — ang nagmamay-ari ng First Balfour na may open-pit sa isang watershed area sa Lobo, Batangas. Idine-deny pa ito ng First Balfour noong una pero buking na po natin sila,” ani Prof. Arcilla base sa records ng committee.

VIRAL: GINA LOPEZ, TABLADO NA KAY DIGONG DAHIL PARTE NG DESTAB PLOT ANG ABS-CBN

Kung hindi pa rin makalusot si Environment Secretary Gina Lopez sa confirmation hearing ng Commission on Appointments sa susunod na buwan, tuluyan na siyang bibitiwan ni Presidente Digong Duterte at hindi na itatalaga sa puwesto.

Kung hindi pa rin makalusot si Environment Secretary Gina Lopez sa confirmation hearing ng Commission on Appointments sa susunod na buwan, tuluyan na siyang bibitiwan ni Presidente Digong Duterte at hindi na itatalaga sa puwesto.

Ito ay dahil nabuking na ng Palasyo na malaking parte ng destabilization plot laban kay Pangulong Duterte ang ABS-CBN na pag-aaari ng mga Lopez. Bago ito, nakita rin ang kapatid ni Gina na si Ernie – major player sa mga negosyo ng Lopez family – na kasama sa pictures sina Senator Sonny Trillanes, dating Magdalo solon Ace Asedillo, at Magdalo Congressman Gary Alejano na naghain sa Kamara ng impeachment complaint laban sa Pangulo. Sinasabi na kinunan sa ibang bansa ang mga naturang litrato ilang linggo bago ihain ni Alejano ang impeachment complaint.

Ating matatandaan na kabilang ang ABS-CBN sa dalawang media organizations (ang isa ay ang Inquirer) na pinagmumura ni Duterte kamakailan dahil sa paghahabi ng mga kasinungalingan at pagbaluktot sa kanyang mga publikong pahayag.

Ayon sa Pangulo, hindi patas ang ABS-CBN at Inquirer sa coverage nito sa kanyang laban kontra droga at pati na sa kanyang pangangampanya sa halalan noong nakaraang taon.

“Alam mo kung maniwala kayo diyan sa mga [media], maraming ano diyan virulent ang ano… Lalo na ‘yung mga istasyon…lalo yung ABS (ABS-CBN), Inquirer, natalo ‘yung kandidato nila,” aniya.

“They become really vicious and virulent. Ganu’n ‘yan. Mabasa, makita mo naman talagang tini-twist nila. ‘Yung slant na slant. Sinasadya nila. They do not complete the sentence. They zero in on the adjective or kung however you describe the situation.”

Ang pakiramdam ni Duterte ay binabaluktot at pinipili lang ng ABS-CBN at Inquirer ang kanyang mga salita para magmukhang laban sa mahihirap na Pilipino ang kanyang war on drugs dahil galit ang mga ito dahil natalo ang kanilang “manok” noong 2016 presidential elections.

“Galit sila kapag natalo yung kandidato nila. Hindi ko na lang pinapakinggan, hindi ko na lang binabasa. Except, of course, yung factual news kung ano nangyari ‘tong araw na ito, pero itong mga opinion na araw na ito they have a lot of ass talaga as in ass,” aniya.

Hindi rin nagustuhan ng Chief Executive ng bansa ang espekulasyon ng ABS-CBN sa kanyang kalusugan dahil lamang sa may nakita oxygen concentrator sa kanyang litrato noong kanyang birthday.

“Marami pang speculations diyan na may sakit ako. Bakit ang lolo mo, hindi namatay? Gago talaga itong mga p******. Kayong mga Prieto, kayong mga Lopez did your grandfathers live forever?”

Patay na ang lahat ng mga Lolo ni Secretary Gina. Patay na rin siya sa Pangulo!

EXPOSED: GINA LOPEZ IS DELUSIONAL

Excuse me? Are we talking about vested interest here? Are you sure you want to go there Ms. Overacting Secretary Gina Lopez?

Excuse me? Are we talking about vested interest here? Are you sure you want to go there?

Let’s see. Created own rules to ensure that mines will be closed down or suspend their operations, check. Created own rules so that the family-owned mining company will be exempted from first rule, check.

Irresponsible disposal of hazardous wastes by family-owned corporation left unpunished, check. Mismanage government funds and get away with it, check.

Oh, and use company-owned media outlets to spread lies and propaganda, CHECK.

Gina, please. Don’t us.

EXPOSED: SUGAL NG MGA LOPEZ, TUMAYA SA MAGDALO!

Talagang doble-kara ang pamilya ni Gina Lopez. Sama-sama po nating ipaabot sa ating mahal na Tatay Digong ang pagtatraydor sa kanya ng mga Lopez.

Talagang mga tusong negosyante ang mga Lopez. Alam na alam nila kung papaanong poprotektahan ang kanilang kayamanan at mga ari-arian. Isa sa kanilang mga pamamaraan ang pagtaya sa mga liyamadong politiko. Tingnan ninyo ito: Ikinampanya nila si PNoy at nangampanya rin sila para kina Grace Poe at Mar Roxas nang frontrunners pa ang dalawa sa nakaraang eleksiyon. Ngayong nanalo na si Tatay Digong, itinanim naman nila sa isang puwesto sa gobyerno ang isang kadugo nila sa katauhan ni Gina Lopez.

Pero anong kababalaghan ito? Isa sa mga Lopez – si Ernie Lopez ng ABS-CBN Publishing at isang major player sa negosyo ng pamilya – ang nakita kamakailan na nakikipag-bonding kasama ang numero unong kritiko ni Tatay Digong na si Senator Antonio Trillanes at pati ang naghain ng impeachment complaint laban sa ating mahal na Pangulo na si Magdalo Congressman Gary Alejano. Kasama rin pala sa litrato ang dating Magdalo solon na si Ace Asedillo.

Ang sabi ay kinunan ang litrato (kung saan makikitang enjoy na enjoy sina Ernie Lopez, Trillanes, Alejano, at Asedillo) ilang linggo bago ihain ni Alejano ang impeachment complaint.

Talagang doble-kara ang pamilya ni Gina Lopez. Isipin ninyo, nakikipagsabwatan sila sa Magdalo para pabagsakin ang ating Tatay Digong. Segurista talaga ang mga Lopez. Anuman ang maging outcome, kailangang nandoon sila.

Kung si Senator Leila De Lima ay sumabit noon sa litrato nila ni Kerwin Espinosa, ang litrato namang ito ang tuluyang magpapagsak kay Gina at sa kanyang pamilya.

Sama-sama po nating ipaabot sa ating mahal na Tatay Digong ang pagtatraydor sa kanya ng mga Lopez.

EXPOSED: THE LOPEZES ARE MAKING SURE THE ODDS ARE STACKED IN THEIR FAVOR

It seems like the Lopezes are ready for whatever outcome. Sigurista talaga. We’re wondering if the administration knows about this.

The Lopezes are savvy businessmen. They know how to take care of their assets. One of the ways they protect their businesses is to hinge their bets on winning politicians. They campaigned for PNoy. They campaigned for Grace Poe and Mar Roxas when both were frontrunners in the last elections. Now that Digong has won, they fielded one of their own for a government position in the person of Gina Lopez.

But what is this? One of the Lopezes, Ernie Lopez of ABS-CBN Publishing and a major player in the family business is seen bonding with one of Duterte’s fiercest critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes.

It seems like the Lopezes are ready for whatever outcome. Sigurista talaga. We’re wondering if the administration knows about this.

EXPOSED: CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND THE HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE

As the ultimate proof of graft against Gina Lopez, we present to you this Memo exempting quarry of aggregates for cement and other construction materials.

As the ultimate proof of graft against Gina Lopez, we present to you this Memorandum exempting quarry of aggregates for cement and other construction materials from the harsh screening and illogical approval process for mining permits that she herself has established as soon as she sat as DENR Secretary.

If you are unfamiliar with the Lopezes other business interests, there is First Balfour, a Lopez-owned company that is in the mining business. It operates on a watershed on Batangas. It is also waiting for its MPSA.

Now Gina Lopez has effectively approved and practically signed First Balfour’s permit to operate within a watershed with this memorandum.

Somebody call the Ombudsman.

VIRAL: I LIED!!! : 5 TOP GINA LOPEZ LIES

You would think that that would be a crucial requirement for the position. And since she is not knowledgable, she does what she does best: she lies.

In her recent appearance before the Committee on Appointments, Gina Lopez admits that she is not knowledgable on the technical aspects of mining. You would think that that would be a crucial requirement for the position. And since she is not knowledgable, she does what she does best: she lies.

Here are some of them:

  1. She claims that there were 17,000 supporters who trooped to the Senate in support of her hearing before the CA. The actual number was just 3000.
  2. She held a press conference on alleged violations of mining companies on an audit conducted by the MGB. It turned out she did not like the audit reports, so she cooked up some imaginary violations just so she can close these firms down.
  3. 3. She claims that underground mining causes earthquakes. Scientists debunked this claim. Where she got that idea, we haven’t a clue.
  4. In a symposium, Gina Lopez claimed Manny Pangilinan said that places where mining took place were ugly to begin with. MVP counters that he never said such a thing. This prompted MVP to call Lopez a liar to her face.
  5. Probably sensing that she will not be confirmed by the CA, she claimed CA members were being bribed P50 M each by mining stakeholders. She later retracted when asked by media for proof.

TRENDING: 5 WAYS GINA LOPEZ SABOTAGED THE ECONOMY

Her reckless actions has made our economy very unstable. No wonder that her own family, doesn’t let her handle CRITICAL position in their business empire.

  1. No thanks to her irrational hatred of mining that has seen her canceling MPSA’s issued by the government, she has tarnished the country’s reputation in doing business and honoring contracts and agreements.
  2. An enormous amount of investment by multinational companies are at risk because of these cancelled contracts. Remember PIATCO? Well this is 100 times that scandal. She exposes the country on possible international arbitrations that will cost the government billions of pesos in legal fees.
  3. On the day she announced that she will head the DENR, mining stocks fell by 4 percent despite a healthy trading day for the Philippine Stock Exchange. Now, Lopez’s irresponsible announcements causes the whole stock market to plunge.
  4. With the stock market crashing, insider trading runs rampant. It is now being looked at and investigated.
  5. The saddest outcome of all these? 1.2 M workers will lose their jobs.

TRENDING: CA MEMBERS, HINILO NI GINA

Hindi namin lubos na maunawaan ang kanyang sagot sa tanong na “what’s the definition of a watershed?” Iba ka talaga, Madam Gina!

Ang akala namin ay lag lang ang Internet habang pinapanood sa FB ang confirmation hearing ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa pagtatalaga kay Gina Lopez bilang Environment Secretary dahil hindi namin maunawaan ang kanyang sagot sa tanong na “what’s the definition of a watershed?”

Ang nakakalokang sagot ni Gina: “A watershed is a watershed because it functions as a watershed…” Sino ba naman ang hindi mahihilo sa sagot na ito?

Bago ito, tinesting ng CA member na si Senator Panfilo Lacson ang competence ni Gina nang tanungin ng senador ang kalihim tungkol sa proseso ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa pag-apruba o di-pag-apruba sa mineral production sharing agreements (MPSAs) pero ang kanyang naging sagot dito: “It’s a mining contract between government and the mining company. I’m really not a technical person at all, but that’s why I have people who I trust.”

Ganoon?! Iaasa na lang ni Gina sa mga consultant at adviser niya sa DENR tulad ng palpak na si Leo Jasareno na pinagsimulan ng lahat ng kaguluhang ito sa industriya ng pagmimina.

Ang tanong ni Lacson ay isang standard na tanong na puwedeng manggaling sa sinumang mambabatas na miyembro ng CA dahil kanilang hinahanap ang kakayanan ng isang appointee sa tungkulin nito pero palakol ang naging sagot ni Gina sa pambuwenamano ng senador. Pero sa kabila ng palpak na sagot ni Gina ay nagawa niyang kanselahin nito lang Pebrero ang 75 MPSAs sa mga watershed sa buong bansa.

Kaya nang ihirit ni Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato ang tanong na “if it’s a contract, what is the basis for canceling or terminating this contract or agreement?” ay dito na lalong nagkagulo-gulo dahil gumunting lang si Gina nang pagkahaba-habang sagot mula sa Philippine Mining Act of 1995 na nagpanganga sa maraming CA members

Mabuti na lang ay kinulang na sa oras ang pagdinig dahil mahigit sa 20 ang oppositors ni Gina at saka naroon din ang kanyang mga kakamping dilawang senador tulad nina Franklin Drilon at Kiko Pangilingan dahil kung hindi ay tuluyan nang malulubog sa kumunoy ang Environment Secretary at goodbye na sa kanyang hunghang na krusada.

Kapansin-pansin din na sa kabila ng kagustuhan ng lahat ng CA member na tuldukan na ang isyu sa appointment ni Gina sa pamamagitan ng pagsasagawa ng sunud-sunod na pagdinig para bigyang-daan ang boses ng magkabilang panig (ang mga oppositor at supporter ni Gina), nagawa naman ng kalihim na mag-excuse. Meron daw siyang biyahe sa Europe.

Iba ka talaga, Madam Gina!

TRENDING: MGA SENYALES NG PAGBAGSAK: GINA HINDI MAKOKOMPIRMA SA COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS

May mga pahiwatig na hindi papasa si Environment Secretary Gina Lopez sa kanyang confirmation sa Commission on Appointments.

MAY mga pahiwatig na hindi papasa si Environment Secretary Gina Lopez sa kanyang confirmation sa Commission on Appointments.

Bukod sa lumalakas na pagtutol ng mga apektadong komunidad at sektor kaugnay ng pagpapasara ni Secretary Gina sa mahigit 20 minahan sa bansa, may mga pahayag sina Presidente Digong Duterte, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, at maging ang kontrobersiyal na kalihim mismo na nagbubunyag na hindi siya makokompirma.

Ayon kay Duterte, kahit nag-aalala siya sa pagkasira ng kalikasan, hindi naman siya ganap na makapamumuno kung ang kanyang mga kalihim ay may mga personal agenda tulad ng hunghang na krusada ni Secretary Gina laban sa pagmimina.

Bukod dito, kailangan ding maging solido ang lahat ng mga miyembro ng Gabinete ng Pangulo para maisulong tungo sa tagumpay ang mga economic agenda ng administrasyon.

Kung noong una ay seguradong-segurado si Secretary Gina na siya ay lulusot sa CA, ngayon ay tagilid na ang kanyang pakiramdam kung pagbabasehan ang kanyang pahayag na ito: ”I strongly feel that we should not have any individuals there with strong business leanings which will influence and affect the decisions. I’m not accusing anyone. I’m just saying as a matter of policy. That’s the way it should be”.

Bakit siya defensive? Batid kasi ni Secretary Gina ang magiging boto ng mga mambabatas mula sa Kamara at Senado na nakaupo sa CA at kabilang na rin sa factor ang naging re-organization sa Senado nito lang.

Sinabi naman ni Finance Secretary Dominguez – na hiningi ang pag-review sa naging findings ni Secretary Gina na – na magpapatuloy ang pag-reassess sa naturang findings makapasa man o hindi ang kalihim sa makapangyarihang komite.

Ibig sabihin lamang nito ay lumilitaw na rin sa mga pag-uusap sa lebel ng Gabinete na maaari ngang hindi makompirma sa CA si Secretary Gina.

Tandaan na dahil sa naging desisyon ni Secretary Gina ipasara ang mahigit 50 porsiyento ng mga minahan sa bansa, tumaas ang presyo ng nickel sa world market, bumulusok ang mining shares Philippine Stock Exchange, at nagkaroon din ng lamat sa hanay ng mga miyembreo ng Gabinete dahil kailangan nilang solusyunan ang malaking danyos na ginawa ng Environment Secretary na may pinaglalabang ideolohiya kasabay ng pagprotekta sa mga negosyo ng Lopez family.

VIRAL: GINA LOPEZ, TALKING TO HERSELF

Yet to be appointed and confirmed DENR Sec Gina Lopez made a bizarre pronouncement that government officials who prioritize business interest should resign.

Yet to be appointed and confirmed DENR Secretary Gina Lopez recently made a bizarre pronouncement. She said that government officials who prioritize business interest should resign.

We can only surmise that she is having an episode and is talking to herself. Surely, she cannot ask of others to resign while her family’s Rockwell property is guilty of putting Filipinos at risk with their irresponsible disposal of hazardous waste. Surely, she cannot be referring to others as she herself has committed graft in purchasing equipment for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River that have never been used and are now rusting, while the Pasig River continue to deteriorate. Surely, she is not forgetting the fact that while she closed mining companies for mining along watersheds, the Lopez-owned First Balfour is allowed to continue operating within a watershed.

Let us not forget, she has the backing of an enormous media clout as her family just happens to own the biggest network in the country. The Lopez group is also poised to monopolize green energy in the Philippines. Surely, she is aware of all the conflict of interest she has with her position.

Either she is having an episode or she is a first-class hypocrite. Or both. Whichever it is, as long as Gina Lopez is heading DENR, we all lose