MANILA May 3 Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday
voted to reject the appointment of Regina Lopez as environment
minister, 10 months into her term in office, a member of the
panel told Reuters.
Congressman Ronaldo Zamora confirmed in a text message that
the panel had voted in favour of rejecting Lopez.
The plenary of the Commission on Appointments has yet to
announce its decision or endorse the vote. Another source at the
Senate who declined to be identified also said Lopez had been
(Reporting by Manolo Serapio Jr; Editing by Martin Petty)