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DENR opens opportunities for Benguet miners after bunkhouse tragedy

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said there are around 500 miners from 10 small-scale mining companies in Benguet who are considered legal and...

Crackdown vs. illegal fishing reduces fish production in E. Visayas

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 | No Comments
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Fish production in Eastern Visayas hit a significant drop in recent months following the region’s crackdown on illegal fishing. Region 8 Director Juan Albaladejo to the...

Alleged NPA rebels attack PNP station in Butuan

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 | No Comments
Forces of the Philippine National Police clashed anew with suspected members of the New People’s Army in San Mateo, Butuan City at past 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18. The alleged...

Outburst of Pampanga River submerges 6 barangays in San Simon

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 | No Comments
  PAMPANGA, Philippines – Six barangays in the town of San Simon remain submerged in floodwater following the outburst of Pampanga River after days of rains brought about by Typhoon...

DENR’s Cimatu halts small-scale mining ops in Cordillera

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 | No Comments
    MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced on Monday, September 17, that the government is ordering a stoppage of all small-scale mining operations in the entire Cordillera...

Water spillage from San Roque dam threatens towns in Pangasinan

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  PANGASINAN, Philippines – Spilling operation in San roque Dam in Pangasinan has been ongoing since Saturday (September 15). This is the reason why several towns face the threat of...

Miners turned Itogon bunkhouse into an evacuation center prior to ‘Ompong’ – local exec

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  BENGUET, Philippines – Municipal Councillor Arnel Bahingawan clarified reports about mining operation in Barangay Ucab in the municipality of Itogon where a bunkhouse was swallowed by a massive landslide...

Prize freeze on LPG, kerosene still in effect in Cagayan

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 | No Comments
Following the declaration of a state of calamity in Cagayan, the Department of Energy (DOE) Oil Industry Management Bureau said the price freeze on household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and...

Wrath of ‘Ompong’ leaves 54 dead, 32 injured, 42 still missing in Cordillera

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 | No Comments
    BENGUET, Philippines – The wrath of Typhoon Ompong has left 54 people dead in various areas in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) due to massive landslides. Thirty-two (32) individuals...

Residents surrounding Mt. Mayon ordered to evacuate

Posted on: September 15th, 2018 | No Comments
  ALBAY, Philippines – A threat of lahar flow prompted more than 2,500 residents living at the foot of Mt. Mayon in the municipality of Guinobatan to rush to evacuation...