CA rejects Gina Lopez’s appointment as DENR chief

MANILA — The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday voted to reject the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez.

Lopez is the second Cabinet member of the Duterte administration to be rejected by the powerful CA.

Last March, Perfecto Yasay’s appointment as Foreign Affairs Secretary was rejected by the CA after his failure to disclose the details of his citizenship.

The CA’s rejection of Lopez’ appointment came after she faced strong opposition over her decision to close and suspend several mines in previous CA hearings on her appointment. Filane Mikee Cervantes/PNA