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Lopez passion not enough, says solon

A member of the 12-man House contingent to the Commission on Appointments defended yesterday her vote against the ad interim appointment of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez.

A-Teacher partylist Rep. Julieta Cortuna said the head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources should have technical knowledge of the job and should respect the country’s existing laws.

“My vote was based on assertion and most importantly has to consider the traits of a leader. Passion is just a fraction and mining is only one of the basic services of the DENR. How about illegal logging? Illegal titling that affects the lives of minority,” Cortuna said.

“Leadership for me is a comprehensive job both technical expertise and above all there is an existing laws that no one should be above it. It cannot just be anyone’s prerogative to set aside money based on what you believed. It cannot be arbitrary,” Cortuna said, referring to Lopez’s controversial closure or suspension of mining operations in the country last February and her directive for suspended mining firms to put up a P2-million trust fund for every
hectare of exploited land before they would be allowed to remove stockpiles from mining areas and before they are given export permits.

Cortuna branded as “totally unfair” the accusations of Lopez that big business interests were behind her rejected nomination.

“It’s not the business interest that she’s claiming that our decision are based. That’s totally unfair. I am one of those who support her passion but personally that was not enough,” she said.

She said Lopez failed to present concrete programs that would protect and conserve the country’s natural resources – mountains, forests, and sea.

“It is just the negative impact of mining, how about the positive side if there are responsible company. Hindi pwedeng panay media mileage lang,” Cortuba said. (Charissa M. Luci)

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  • babart-gay

    nababagy lang naman iyon kay Gina na mareject siiya dahil yun ang mas karapt-dapt sa babaeng wala naman na maibubuga

  • Rox{rey}

    ano ba naman yan gina grbe sa plastic sa totoo lang! kung ako saiyo itgi mo na ang pangarap mo na hindi naman tlGA pra saiyo yan kaya kung pwede manahmik ka na lamng sa isang sulok

  • toni Lorenz

    si gina madami yan na kabulastugan na gingawa kaya lang masyadong pretending kaya ganyan

  • low wendy

    Gina kung ako saiyo itigil mo na lang yan na dream mo! actually hindi pa naman jan angtatapos may mga bagay tlaga na hindi para sa atin kaya mas better na huwag mo nalang ipagpilitan ang sarili mo jan sa pwesto na gusto mo!!!

  • Angie

    tama lang naman na hindi ka binoto Gina dahil wala ka naman tlagang maibubuga at ramdam na nila na isa ka sa galamay ng dilawan!!

  • Mikaela Say

    Gina kapaal mukz din ito huwag kana mangarap pa dahil kita naman na madami ang may ayaw saiyo dahil madami ang nkakaalm na may lihim ka rin na baho

  • boknoy

    lahat nman kasi na sinasabi mo gina puro kasinungalingan eh

  • bert arispe

    Sa totoong lang masama kasi ang pag uugali mo gina kaya isa pa yan kaya hindi ka napili.

  • CHARD

    kapal din ng mukha mo gina kasi eh.

  • Bryan Alego

    buti nga yan sayo gina,hindi ka naman nararapat dahil sarili mo lang naman ang iniisip mo.Kitang kita naman ang kasamaan ng ugali mo.

  • anarose velga

    tama naman na nireject yan si gina.kala mo naman kung sino.Kung ako sayo tanggapin mo na lang ang katotohanan na talunan ka.

  • bebemiles

    kasi nman kung inayos mo rin baga ang pag uugali mo gina di sana nagustuhan ka pa rin ng mga tao

  • warge cruz

    baka talagang wala naman yan pag mamahal sa kalikasan ni Gina,pakitang tai nya lang ito.

  • anton sayson

    Gina alam naman ng laht na may hidden agenda ka at isa ka sa mga galamay ng dilawan! kaya wala tlagang maniniwala saiyo!

  • cathy perez

    Gina dapt maaga pa lang narealize muna na hindi sapt ang mga kakayahan mo kAya madami ang umayaw saiyo!

  • lea castro

    nakikita naman na walang nagtitiwala sa babaeng yan dahil una palang mababa na ang kakayahn niya kaya hindi siya binoto ng kalahatan!

  • Nestor Alcazar

    kung ako saiyo gina iba nalang pagkaablahn mo total hindi ka naman tama doon sa nais mong pwesto dahil mahina ang utak mo kaya huwag mo na ipilit pa ang sarili mo

  • meann

    ganun talaga gina aayawan ka kasi hindi mo kaya ang mga trabaho na para saiyo. tama nman yan na hindi nila iboto