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4 Visayas govs urge Aquino: Declare Visayan Sea protected


Four governors in the Visayas are asking President Aquino to declare the entire Visayan Sea a protected area to prevent big commercial fishers from abusing its rich marine resources.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US and China announce ‘historic’ climate accord

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America's relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama's unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The United States and China on Wednesday announced an action plan on greenhouse emissions as part of a “historic” pact that was acclaimed by climate scientists but denounced by US Republicans as a job-killer.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Beijing smog back, spoils ‘Apec blue’; sensors censored

Beijing Pollution

All the sky-clearing measures plus cooperation from the weather kept Beijing relatively free of air pollution for most of a seven-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference. Then, toward the end as top leaders met, the smog crept back.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UP Diliman bans bird hunting on campus


First, it was the picking of sunflowers. Now the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City, faces another scourge: bird hunting.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Victims of Estancia oil spill get P3.29-million compensation


The national government finally released P3.29 million in checks as compensation to survivors of the massive oil spill that smeared Estancia and neighboring towns in Iloilo province on Saturday, the first anniversary of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »