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Why some Pinoys in US feel betrayed by Duterte

By Ron Gagalac/ABS-CBN News – Several Filipino organizations and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte in the United States are dismayed by the Filipino’s leader’s pronouncement that he will “not lift a finger” to help troubled Filipino immigrants amid the immigration crackdown of US President Donald Trump. Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), Read more »

200k overseas Filipino voters ‘deactivated’ for failing to vote

By Julie M. Aurelio/inquirer.net – For failing to vote in two consecutive national elections, around 200,000 overseas absentee voters have been deactivated by the Commission on Elections after the May 2016 polls. The Comelec’s Office for Overseas Voting made the announcement as it urged Filipinos based in other countries Read more »

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 »