DENR Sec. Gina Lopez Admits Receiving Offer Up to 6 Million Per Month Bribe by a Mining Firm


Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) claimed on Thursday that she was offered a P6-million-a-month bribe to sign a document for a mining company in the Philippines but Lopez said that she refused the bribe.



In an press briefing in Malacanang he was quoted as saying "A friend went to me and then she said, Gina if you sign this paper, the person (who) owns the mine, he didn't ell me, will give me six million a month," she revealed.

According to Sec. Gina Lopez she is determined to "clean" the workforce of the agency tagged as one of the most corrupt department in the national government. She revealed that some of the member of DENR and MGB who are already corrupt.

Watch the Press Briefing of DENR Sec. Gina Lopez:



Sec. Lopez was quoted as saying "Some of them are corrupt unfortunately. I’m cleaning up the workforce. All this happened…if MGB (Mines and Geosciences Bureau) and DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) people were really honest, this wouldn’t have happened,” she said.

The DENR Secretary said that illegal mining in the Philippines "flourished" because some politicians have mining connections. "That is how it is... the governor, the mayor... All over the country, politicians have mining links that's why mining has been allowed to flourish," she said.

Sec. Gina Lopez of the DENR became the first Cabinet member of the Environment department that ordered the closure f 23 mining firms, mainly for ruining watershed areas and "indiscriminate mining."

The DENR Secretary added further that "It is time for social justice. You cannot run your business and affect our farmers and fishermen. This is not acceptable under the Duterte administration and not acceptable under the DENR," she said. 

Source: YouTube / Inquirer


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