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Mar tells contractor to speed up Iloilo oil spill clean up
MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday urged the private contractor hired for clean-up operations of the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo, to work double-time to immediately contain the impact areas and keep the environmental damage to a minimum.
By Chitato Artidyo and Gerry Albert Corpuz
Manila, Philippines- A high voltage and totally electrifying protest awaits Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III if his administration fails to stop the new round of hikes in the prices of energy according to rabid critics.
Fishers asked 10,000 Martial Law victims to oppose Lacson’s new role as rehab czar
By Franklin Roosevelt Dimaguiba and Gerry Albert Corpuz
MANILA, Philippines — The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) today asked the 10,000 victims of Martial Law to support their objection to the appointment of former Senator Panfilo Lacson as head of the P 41-B rehabilitation plan in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last month.
Fishers warn Noy, Mar of post 2016 charges over neglect of Yolanda victims
Manila, Philippines- A flurry of criminal and civil charges await President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas III right after the May 2016 elections over their disastrous response to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that devastated the country last November.
By Gerry Albert Corpuz in Manila, Philippines and Chitato Artidyo and Keluar Ramayana-Bintang in Bali, Indonesia
BALI, Indonesia– Farmer organizations calling for the dismantling of World Trade Organization (WTO) and system change rebuked the statement of WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo that farmers of developing countries will be the losers if the new round of the WTO failed to approve the Bali Package.
SENATOR Franklin M. Drilon debunked claims of a few groups that the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose River Project will lessen productivity of farmers and fisherfolks, and that the project, the biggest dam that will be constructed outside Luzon, will be sitting on an active fault line.