May 3, 2017: Appointment body rejects Gina Lopez as environment chief

May 3, 2017: Appointment body rejects Gina Lopez as environment chief

MANILA, Philippnes — The appointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez was rejected by the Commission on Appointments, Sen. Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday.

Pacquiao, chair of the appointment body’s environmental panel, said that the decision not to appoint Lopez, who has earned criticism for ordering the closure of several mining companies, was not his personal decision.

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