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NFA hit for ‘artificial’ rice shortage
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A watch group yesterday considered the removal of the P27 National Food Authority rice from the market and raising its price as a declaration of war against the poor.
Northeast monsoon to bring cloudy skies
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The northeast monsoon is affecting extreme northern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
‘Duterte’s comment on condoms jeopardizes anti-HIV fight’
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte demonstrated reckless disregard for the health of Filipinos when he suggested to the public to avoid using condoms because they “aren’t pleasurable.”
Inter-agency meet set on Boracay
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
An inter-agency meeting aimed at addressing the environmental problems being faced by the world-famous Boracay Island will be conducted next week.
‘Duterte’s bounty offer encourages war crimes’
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
An international rights organization said yesterday President Duterte’s offer of a bounty for killing communist rebels encourages war crimes such as shooting enemy fighters who have surrendered or are wounded,...
Guidelines on use of drones in land surveys released
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued guidelines on the use of drones in the conduct of land survey.
DENR orders closure of 300 Boracay establishments
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 14, 2018 - 12:01am
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu disclosed yesterday that closure orders would be issued against 300 erring establishments in Boracay that were found non-compliant with environmental...
Lumads reject offer to kill NPAs
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A group of Moros and indigenous peoples have turned down President Duterte’s offer to recruit and train them to be militiamen and kill New People’s Army rebels in exchange for money.
Senate urged to probe US counterterror operation
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) yesterday urged the Senate to conduct a probe into Operation Pacific Eagle-Philippines, which it described as a US counterterrorism operation launched in September...
‘Filipinos with HIV suffer from workplace discrimination’
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said workers and employees in the Philippines living with HIV who suffer workplace discrimination often do not seek redress.
DENR looking to exclude Mayon area from greening program
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is planning to exclude from coverage of the National Greening Program (NGP) a portion of Albay in Bicol, particularly the area near Mayon...
DENR probes 100 Boracay firms for sewer tapping
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is investigating at least 100 companies including hotels and resorts in Boracay for illegally connecting into the drainage pipe of the Metropolitan Waterworks...
LPA spotted off Surigao
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A low-pressure area has been spotted east of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur while a northeast moonsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon, the state weather bureau said yesterday.
Mayon simmers down; quiet lava flows observed
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Sporadic and weak lava fountaining characterized Mayon Volcano’s activity in the past two days.
El Nido resorts up for inspection
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Amid concerns over pollution and congestion in Boracay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to inspect establishments in El Nido, Palawan.
LPA spotted off Butuan
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
A low-pressure area was monitored 95 kilometers east of Butuan, Agusan del Norte yesterday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.
Farmers hit Duterte’s ‘anti-people’ policies
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
In line with the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Mendiola massacre, farmers and allied groups led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) hit the political killings and heightening anti-people...
Government urged: Disclose terms of US counterterror operation
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) yesterday urged the Duterte government to disclose the terms of “Operation Pacific Eagle: Philippines,” a new counterterror operation of the United States...
DA, DSWD ink P1.1-B pact for farmers
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are carrying out the “Convergence on Livelihood Assistance for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Project” to augment...
Fishermen join protest vs TRAIN
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A group of militant fishermen has joined the chorus of protests against the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), warning of the new law’s negative impact on earnings stemming from spikes in fuel...
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