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Tropical depression ‘Dante’ brings rains, thunderstorms

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Parts of the country are warned against heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides on Saturday due to tropical depression Dante, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aurora folk march back to Manila to press fight

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After four months of allegedly unrealized promises, residents of Casiguran, Aurora province, decided they have had enough and marched back to Manila.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino extends review of Angara’s pet project

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President Benigno Aquino III has extended for another two or three months a weeklong review of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Friday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aurora ecozone marchers’ target: Meeting with Aquino

PROTESTERS demanding a stop to the conversion of thousands of hectares of farms into an economic zone in Aurora on the second day of their 300-km march to Manila from Casiguran. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

With only about 150 kilometers left in their journey, more than 100 farmers, fishermen and indigenous peoples who have been marching from Casiguran, Aurora, since Nov. 24, are hoping to meet President Benigno Aquino to plead for his help to save their land and livelihood from an economic zone.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aurora protesters midway through march

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Exhausted but determined, 120 farmers, fishermen and Agta villagers marched for the eighth day in protest of the creation of a 12,923-hectare economic zone that they said would displace some 3,000 families in Casiguran, Aurora.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DENR personnel in Aurora accused of abetting illegal logging

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MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino’s order imposing a moratorium on the cutting of timber may have gone unnoticed in Casiguran, Aurora. Local officials of Casiguran are furious that a logging company got away with harvesting and transporting “freshly cut’’ undocumented logs with the aid of Department of Environment and Natural Resources personnel despite the moratorium. The officials [...]

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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