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Mining, logging contributed to Philippine disaster – experts

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Unchecked illegal gold mining and decades of indiscriminate logging contributed to the high death toll in the Philippines’ worst natural disaster this year, officials and experts said.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippine floods a man-made disaster—experts

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Shanties built along the bank of the river are submerged under flood water as a river overflows in suburban Cainta City, east of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. A government report released in 2009 called for 2.7 million people in shantytowns to be moved from "danger zones" alongside riverbanks, lakes and sewers. But squatter communities in danger zones have in fact grown since 2009.  AP /PAT ROQUE

Deadly floods that have swamped nearly all of the Philippine capital are less a natural disaster and more the result of poor planning, lax enforcement and political self-interest, experts say.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippines chief justice faces impeachment trial

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A historic impeachment trial of the Philippines’ top judge will begin on Monday as President Benigno Aquino steps up his popular but sometimes controversial crusade to stamp out corruption.

Posted: January 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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