HINDI lamang sa LTO, LTFRB, BOC at BIR may corrupt na opisyal, maski sa Department of Envi­ronment and Natural Resources (DENR) ay mayroon din at nabibilang na ang kanilang araw, ayon mismo kay Sec. Gina Lopez. Isasailalim na sa imbestigasyon ang mga corrupt sa nasabing tanggapan at kapag napatunayan, masisibak sila sa puwesto.

Maraming environmentalists at mining advocates ang nasiyahan at natuwa sa ipinakitang tapang ni Lopez para magsagawa ng reporma sa tanggapan. Sabi pa ni Lopez nang magsalita sa mga environmentalists sa DENR Central Office sa Quezon City noong Miyerkules na aaksiyunan niya ang lahat nang reklamo laban sa mga corrupt sa tanggapan. Isa sa mga inirereklamo ng mga environmentalist ay ang dating Mines and Geosciences Bureau director na si Leo Jasareno.
Read more: EDITORYAL - Isunod ang mga corrupt sa DENR

THE CHIEF of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said the 2012 executive order (EO) that detailed changes to the country's mining policy and effectively stalled the issuance of new permits, is not necessary.
Read more: EO 79 'not needed', now under review: MGB head

Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. (MMDC) said it was adopting a soil enhancement technology to foster agroforestry near its nickel project site in Surigao del Sur.
In a statement Thursday, the firm said the initiative to use activated biochar was in line with the new policy direction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to provide sustainable livelihood programs for host communities of mining operations. Biochar is plant material turned charcoal and, according to the International Biochar Initiative, can be useful in increasing food security and cropland diversity.
Read more: Mining firm taps into potential of 'biochar'

MANILA, Philippines - Concerned environmental groups have launched their own version of the mining audit being conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Read more: Groups conduct own mining audit

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