Gina Lopez is really proving her competence as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR). In the latest reports, she issued stern warnings to Chinese mining companies operating in our territory.
The DENR Secretary maintains her firm stance in unethetical and destructive mining activities in various parts of the country. She is even irked by Chinese mining operators who don't care to follow the environmental safety standards set by the Philippine government.
Proving her demand on strict compliance of mining requirements, she released a report citing five companies from China operating somewhere in Zambales which where recently shutdown by DENR. Lopez described the violations of those companies as malpractice and an outright destruction of environment.
According to the secretary, another primary priority she has in her long list of plans includes people's well being.
"Our people’s well being is more important than the money you make. If you want your money, go home bye bye," she said.
The DENR Secretary said that she will not hesitate to send Chinese mining companies back to China if they continue to fail to follow the mining standards mandated by the Philippine government.
In an interview, Gina Lopez showed her disappointment over the greedy Chinese businessmen in the country. She said that the old culture of China promotes important values, care to its environment, and "essentially very spiritual" but suddenly the new generation of Chinese enterpreneurs are becoming bullies and disrespectful to the nearby communities suffering from their substandard mining operations.
Now that the Chinese mining companies are being warned to follow the laws of the Philippines, such pressure will hopefully make them realize that they need to substantially ensure to take care of the environment while mining the resources from various locations in the country.
China is one of the hundreds of mining investors in the Philippines who also topped the violations against ethical mining procedures.
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