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To: Commission on Appointments (CA) Vice Chairpersons Rep. Ronald Zamora and Rep. Wes Gatchalian

Rep. Ronald Zamora and Rep. Wes Gatchalian should inhibit from the CA confirmation hearing

Rep. Ronald Zamora and Rep. Wes Gatchalian should inhibit from the CA confirmation hearing

Out of delicadeza and due to conflicts of interest, Commission on Appointments (CA) Vice Chairpersons Rep. Ronald Zamora and Rep. Wes Gatchalian should inhibit from the CA hearing because of their respective families direct links to Nickel Asia Corporation and Wellex Mining Corporation – which were ordered suspended and closed for violating environmental laws.

Why is this important?

We need your help to tell Rep. Ronald Zamora and Rep. Wes Gatchalian that they should inhibit themselves from the deliberations of the CA.

We also raise concern on the conflict of interest concerning Sens. Panfilo Lacson and Alan Peter Cayetano who received campaign support from the Zamoras.

We believe that the objectivity of these members of the CA are compromised.

Alyansa Tigil Mina has always been public with its call for reforms in the mining industry. However, in this case, we believe that the decision to confirm Sec. Lopez should not only be about her position on mining, but more importantly, on her competence and track record.

Sec. Lopez is the only DENR appointee to show firmness in implementing environmental laws despite the lobby of business firms. The number of endorsements and statements of support from communities and civil society organizations submitted to the CA are proof of strong confidence in her track record and leadership. We strongly back her drive against corruption and support her vision of social and environmental justice for the welfare of the present and future generations.

Sources:
[1] http://www.nickelasia.com/about-us/board-directors-and-officers
[2] http://www.wellex.com.ph/category/our-history/board-of-directors
[3] http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/23/reuters-america-exclusive-philippines-allows-suspended-miners-to-ship-out-nickel-ore.html
[4] http://www.rappler.com/nation/160270-denr-closes-mining-operations
[5] http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/885169/lacson-having-second-thoughts-on-lopez-confirmation
[6] http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections-2013/31990-campaign-contributors-team-pnoy-2013-elections#cayetano

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Reasons for signing

  • my signature is too late now that Gina Lopez is out. but am signing it anyway for Ecologism!
  • Because I care for our environment for the benefits of our future.
  • I want to preserve the environment and save the planet earth

Updates

2017-05-14 23:30:33 +0800

100 signatures reached

2017-04-27 17:08:31 +0800

50 signatures reached

2017-04-27 14:06:09 +0800

25 signatures reached

2017-04-27 13:12:23 +0800

10 signatures reached