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Crisscrossing tunnels found in Paracale

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A BOY plays with a banca in Barangay Palanas, a seaside mining community, in Paracale, Camarines Norte, seemingly oblivious of the mining disaster and retrieval operation in one of the thatched structures that house mining pits behind him. JONAS CABILES SOLTES/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Unabated diggings of crisscrossing tunnels by miners seeking gold ore deposits in Paracale, Labo and Jose Panganiban in Camarines Norte are invitations to major disasters during extreme weather conditions, said Gilbert Gonzales, regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

With power, a buying spree for appliances

A TRANSFORMER, a piece of equipment once alien to a community that had been left out of the government’s electrification program, awaits installation in Barangay Cabatuhan in Labo, Camarines Norte. The community is accessible only through a 12-kilometer dirt road.  JONAS CABILES SOLTES/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The absence of electricity in Sitio Patag of Barangay Cabatuhan of this town had deprived residents of what other townsfolk only kilometers away considered as part of their daily lives: Televisions, refrigerators and computers.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »