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Where have all the children gone?

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In Caraga (Region 13), one out of four workers in palm oil plantations are children who spend their day hauling oil palm fruit bunches that weigh 15 to 45 kilograms each, according to the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR).

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Benefits of coal unclear in Semirara

FIVE workers died and five others went missing when a portion of the western wall of the Panian open-pit coal mine on Semirara Island collapsed on Feb. 13 last year. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR

Danilo Domingo, 58, has been living all his life in Barangay Tinogboc on Semirara Island. Now, he fears for the future of his children and their island.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebels burn mining company’s buses in Compostela Valley


Communist rebels burned two buses owned by a mining company in Maco, Compostela Valley, on Friday, police said.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

South Africa: 8 gold miners shot dead

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South African police on Monday searched for the killers of eight gold miners who were found shot dead at an illegal shaft on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

After rains, tailings flow into river in Palawan


Tailings from the siltation pond of a large-scale nickel mining company operating in Sofronio Española town in southern Palawan province have contaminated a major river tributary following heavy rains since Friday, local officials said.

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