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  • Tribal leaders to withhold support for Pulangui V
    Tribal leaders to withhold support for Pulangui V
    LEADERS of indigenous communities in Bukidnon have refused to engage in any discussion over the planned construction of the Pulangui V Hydroelectric Project (HEP), until dam proponents submit a cultural impact assessment that will detail the damage the dam will cause the..
  • Farms’ stench still an issue in Pampanga
    Farms’ stench still an issue in Pampanga
    By HOMER YABUT and RYAN ELBERT GAN ANGELES, Pampanga—The province of Pampanga is known for good cooks, gourmet delights and a thriving meat processing industry. But residents of Porac town and Angeles City pay a price for this culinary pleasure: They live with the stench..
  • Cagayan de Oro City farmers regret planting jathropa
    Cagayan de Oro City farmers regret planting jathropa
    By LIEZL P. BUGTAY and VENUS B. BETITA, AFRIM A PROMISE of prosperity turned into a bitter cautionary tale for a community that had pinned its hopes on an alternative energy project in Cagayan de Oro. Rather than benefiting from a much-vaunted government project, the..
  • Foreign, local firms raid Cagayan for magnetite
    Foreign, local firms raid Cagayan for magnetite
    MORE than a year since the series of killings of anti-mining activists in Buguey town, Cagayan province, none of the suspects has been identified, and no case has been filed. But environmentalists are blaming big businesses—Filipino, Korean and Chinese—that are mining..
  • SMS helpline saves OFWs in distress
    SMS helpline saves OFWs in distress
    By CENTER FOR MEDIA ADVOCACY AFTER years of languishing in jail, some 150 overseas Filipino workers have been granted amnesty by Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz and may finally be repatriated by the government. In February last year, the OFWs in Al Hair..
 




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