Lysander Castillo
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The green rationale for PUJ modernization
by Lysander Castillo - February 19, 2018 - 10:50pm
Almost two decades have passed since the institutionalization of an anti-smoke belching policy and still smoke-emitting PUJs, buses, trucks, cars, utility vehicles, motorcycles, among others, ply our streets...
Commentary: Good local open pit mining models to emulate
by Lysander Castillo - January 5, 2018 - 11:00am
Is there enough justification to maintain the ban?
Commentary: Challenges in the Philippines' quest for climate justice
by Lysander Castillo - December 21, 2017 - 3:42am
Climate change has never been a top concern for Filipinos, but tragic experiences, like the one brought about by Tropical Storm Urduja, serve as bitter wake up calls for us to address the phenomenon.
Commentary: Bias of banning open pit mining
by Lysander Castillo - October 27, 2017 - 6:03am
Officially, the subject of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order is “Banning the Open Pit Method of Mining for Copper, Gold, Silver, and Complex Ores in the Country...
Moving mining forward: Proposed actionable solutions
by Lysander Castillo - September 1, 2017 - 12:50am
After the rejection of Gina Lopez as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary, the mining industry must have thought that the worst was over, especially when the current DENR Secretary...
Commentary: Miners, other stakeholders must work together
by Lysander Castillo - May 11, 2017 - 7:42am
The management of the DENR and the proper use of our wealth in natural resources goes far beyond this simple dichotomy. 
Commentary: Cancelation of mining contracts means more governance failure
by Lysander Castillo - February 28, 2017 - 4:13pm
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary-designate Gina Lopez has surprised the public with the cancelation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements.
Taking the environment in perspective
by Lysander Castillo - February 9, 2017 - 9:55am
The task of managing the environment is complex, no matter where you are in the world.
Does the Philippines need new laws to ensure responsible mining?
by Lysander Castillo - December 2, 2016 - 11:00am
At this point of our history, the paramount question therefore is: Do we need new laws to ensure mining is done responsibly?
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