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Philippines ‘unfit for mining’ because of nation’s unique ecosystem: minister

By Manolo Serapio Jr and John Chalmers/REUTERS – Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country’s 41 mines, saying the Southeast Asian nation is “unfit for mining.” Lopez last week ordered the mines permanently shut and suspended five Read more »

Pinoy scientists support March for Science in US

via inquirer.net – We in Agham-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People support the March for Science of the vanguards of science and technology in the United States. Less than a week in office, US President Donald Trump has intensified his anti-science and anti-people moves. His efforts to Read more »

Nickel prices surge after Philippines shuts down mines

By Neil HumeNickel/financialtimes – rose on Thursday, outpacing other industrial metals, as speculators rushed to close bearish bets after the Philippines pressed ahead with an environmental crackdown on domestic producers. Nickel for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange rose as much as $250 to $10,500 tonne Read more »

5 missing, over 120 injured in Cavite factory fire

By Yumi Lugod/CNN Philippines – Five people are missing and 126 others are injured in an ongoing factory fire at the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ) in General Trias town, officials said Thursday. CEZ Administrator Norma Tañag told CNN Philippines 27 persons are confined at Divine Grace Medical Center, 15 at Read more »

Philippines to mark 75th anniversary of Death March

By Ronron Calunsod/Kyodo News – The Philippines will mark this year the 75th anniversary of Japan’s violent conquest of the Southeast Asian nation, earmarking events that will honor survivors from Japan’s atrocities and commemorate the lessons from that chapter in the two countries’ history, officials said Wednesday. “Our countrymen, Read more »

How Trump’s immigration EO might affect the Philippines

By Audrey Morallo/philstar.com – US President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday halting the US refugee program for 120 days and preventing immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shockwaves across the globe, with both leaders and ordinary citizens from several countries expressing consternation and outrage over the order. Read more »

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