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Duterte tells Espenido: Kill everybody in Bacolod
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has directed controversial police official Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido to “kill everybody” in Bacolod City, which he said is “badly hit” by illegal drugs.
Southeast Asia tackles regional plastic policy
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Hundreds of local government officials from several countries in Southeast Asia including environmental groups gathered in this northwest Malaysian state earlier this week to discuss policies and push for solutions...
Group warns against release of Golden Rice
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
A group promoting sustainable agriculture warned of the effects of the soon to be released genetically modified golden rice.
Environmentalists see worsening plastics crisis
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Citing an increasing trend in global plastic production, environmentalists have warned that the problem on proper plastic disposal will worsen.
DAR awards 200 hectares to Rizal farmers
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform recently distributed 200 hectares of agricultural land to 176 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Tanay, Rizal.
Tarlac landfill seen as renewable energy hub
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
A sanitary landfilll in Capas, Tarlac will soon transition into a high-technology recycling and renewable energy generation site that aims to reduce garbage disposed in the facility by at least 70 percent.
Monsoons out, amihan coming: Colder days ahead
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The southwest monsoon has officially ended, marking the start of colder days as the country transitions to the easterly winds or the amihan season, the state weather bureau said.
LPA to bring scattered rain over Luzon
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A low-pressure area spotted off Baler in Aurora will bring scattered rainshowers in parts of Luzon, the state weather bureau announced yesterday.
Ratify mercury phaseout treaty – watchdog
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The waste and pollution watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition is appealing to the national government to fast-track the country’s ratification of a global treaty that aims to protect public zz health and the environment...
Groups hold protest vs coal use
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Environmental groups are calling for urgent action to stave off climate change amid the continued use of coal in the country.
International group says Duterte failed to address corporate greed
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
An investigation conducted by the international nongovernment organization Global Witness said the Duterte government failed enormously to fulfill its promises to Filipinos, including the vow to address corporate...
20,000 join Manila Bay cleanup
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 20,000 people participated in the cleanup of Manila Bay yesterday as part of the observance of International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2019.
DAR welcomes CA ruling on land acquisition
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) welcomed the recent ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) affirming the original and exclusive power of the department to process land acquisition and issuance of certificates...
1972 martial law commemoration, protest set on Friday
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Various groups are set to commemorate on Friday in front of the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park the declaration of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law on Sept. 21, 1972.
Marilyn weakens, moves northeast
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical depression Marilyn has slightly weakened as it moved northeast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Quezon
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted yesterday Quezon province and was felt in several areas including Metro Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Tropical depression Marilyn slows down
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical depression Marilyn has slowed down while moving northwest, with its center estimated to be 1,045 kilometers east of Basco in Batanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration...
Peasant groups demand P20 palay price, P27 NFA rice
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Several peasant groups yesterday stormed the National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse on Visayas Avenue in Quezon City, demanding at least P20 per kilo support price for palay and the release of P27 NFA rice in the...
EcoWaste: Toxic lipsticks, whitening creams sold in Davao City
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Severals cosmetics sold in Davao City contain dangerous levels of mercury and lead, according to environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition.
Tropical depression Marilyn enters PAR
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical depression Marilyn has entered the Philippine area of responsibility, although it is not expected to make landfall, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said...
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