Former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday indicated that Senator Alan Peter Cayetano was unduly influenced by the funding he allegedly received from the Zamora clan when he opposed her nomination to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
In an interview on GMA News TV’s News To Go, Lopez said Cayetano’s questioning during the confirmation process before the Commission on Appointments was skewed in favor of the mining industry.
“He clearly voted against me, it was very evident. He’s funded by, I mean the Zamoras funded his political campaign, so go figure,” Lopez said in an interview on News To Go on Thursday.
Manuel Zamora is the president of Nickel Asia, the largest nickel company in the country.
His brother, Ronaldo, is the representative of the lone congressional district of San Juan.