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Robredo On China’s Encroachment: We Should Protest Louder

Stop treating China with kid gloves. This is the essence of what Vice-President Leni Robredo said regarding the continued encroachment of China of the country’s territories. The second highest official of the land branded as a huge insult the statement of China that it is merely allowing Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal “out of goodwill.” “Out of goodwill” means that something is done or given as a kind act or out of favor and not because it is right, just or based on merit. “I think...

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Leni Robredo Spearheads Relief Operations In Albay

While we are being distracted by the news about the unworthy and widely-protested award bestowed upon a former sexy dancer and sex blogger turned government official specializing on the field of purveying fake news, Mayon Volcano has been erupting causing fear, displacement, and instability among the people of the province of Albay. It has been more than a week since lava began to slowly flow out from the crater of Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines. However, the past few days...

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UNDP biodiversity initiative gets support in Congress

Lone Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato expressed support behind the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) – Biodiveristy Financing Initiative (BIOFIN) Project. A member of the House committee on ecology, Sato said biodiversity conservation, protection and restoration part has been her advocacy even before joining the government service. “Being born from an island province with high endemicity and cultural diversity, I understand the arduous task to preserve local...

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Manila North Cemetery crematorium, pinapasara na

Umapela ang EcoWaste Coalition kay Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada na pasunurin ang crematorium ng Manila North Cemetery sa Clean Air Act (RA 8749) na naisabatas noong siya ang pangulo ng bansa. Ayon sa EcoWaste walang Permit to Operate ang crematorium ayon sa datos na nakuha nito sa Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region. Ang Permit to Operate nito ay nag-expired noong Mayo 13, 2014. Nagbubuga umano ang maitim na usok mula sa crematorium kapag mayroong sinusunog na patay. “While...

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Nationwide ban of plastic bags sought in Congress

Former President and now Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is seeking to ban the use of plastic bags in stores nationwide. In her House Bill 3579, Mrs. Arroyo is moving the promotion and use of reusable plastic bags as a way of reducing water and air pollution and protecting marine life from the ill-effects of plastic products. “Oftentimes immediately discarded, single-use plastic bags are found in landfills and have become a significant cause of water pollution. In addition, plastic...