Declare climate crisis, Duterte urged

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:29:45 +0000

ENVIRONMENT group Greenpeace has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to issue a “climate emergency” declaration following the pounding suffered by the Bicol Region from Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name: “Kammuri”). Along with other activists and youth climate strikers, Greenpeace members marched on Thursday to Mendiola in Manila to deliver an open letter asking Duterte to immediately […]

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Bulacan mayors dismayed by airport project delay

Credit to Author: Jaime Pilapil, TMT| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:27:14 +0000

LOCAL government units (LGUs) in the province of Bulacan expressed dismay over the delay of the groundbreaking of the $15-billion airport project scheduled this month due to an issue previously raised by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd. The LGUs said the international airport project would boost their respective tourism industries as well as provide jobs […]

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Bacolod City officials asked to ban pork

Credit to Author: Eugene Y. Adiong| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:26:08 +0000

Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer called on officials of Bacolod City to support the provincial government ordinance banning the entry in the province of pork and pork products from areas infected by the African swine fever (ASF). Ferrer was reacting to reports that the city government wanted to harmonize efforts in the fight against […]

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PECO bucks ERC’s findings of operational lapse

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:24:49 +0000

PANAY Electric Co. (PECO) refuted the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) recent order to explain operational lapses in providing electricity services to Iloilo City. “We will be communicating our clarification point-by-point in a letter that we will be sending to the ERC very soon,” PECO said in a statement on Thursday, adding several “valid points” discovered […]

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NGCP project to ensure stable power in Mindanao

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:23:03 +0000

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has taken steps to improve the reliability of power services in the Mindanao grid. In a statement, the grid operator said the Mindanao Substation Upgrading Project, one of its priority projects, shall provide additional substation capacity and keep up with potential load growth in the region. The […]

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NPA commander, 2 cohorts killed in Antipolo

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:21:33 +0000

A COMMANDER of the National People’s Army (NPA) and his two cohorts were killed in an encounter with the police in Antipolo City on Thursday. In a report to Camp Crame, the Left commander was identified as Armando Lazarte alias “Pat Romano.” His first companion was a certain “Bisaya,” while the second one was still […]

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Bangsamoro okays P65-B 2020 budget 

Credit to Author: JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL, TMT| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:19 +0000

COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has passed and approved on third and final reading the P65-billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Dr. Norodin Salam, head of the Bureau of Public Information of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BPI-BARMM) on Monday said the BTA-Cabinet Bill 31, “An Act appropriating funds for the […]

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Two 5-year-olds found dead in Negros town

Credit to Author: Eugene Y. Adiong| Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:15:31 +0000

BACOLOD CITY: Two five-year-old children have been found dead in less than 24 hours in Negros Occidental. The first fatality, whose name is being witheld by authorities, was found in a swamp in Pontevedra town on Wednesday night. MSgt Jenne Emborniza, head of the Women and Children Protection Desk, said the victim was last seen […]

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‘Get tougher on sugar cartels’

Credit to Author: Eugene Y. Adiong| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:15:07 +0000

A multi-sectoral organization of stakeholders in the sugar industry has called on the national government to implement stricter measures against cartels and traders. “The presence of cartels and middlemen has long been a problem of the industry as it has a disastruous effect on sugar prices which directly impacts us, sugar producers,” Raymond Montinola, convenor […]

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‘Ramon’ weakens, ‘Sarah’ intensifies

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:37:02 +0000

Typhoon “Ramon” on Wednesday weakened into a tropical depression as it crossed the Ifugao area, while “Sarah” intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Signal No. 1 remained hoisted in Batanes, Cagayan; including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur; the western portion of […]

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