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1,700 Manobos flee homes in Surigao del Sur due to killings, arson

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More than 1,700 Manobo residents fled their homes in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, after their communities were hit by a series of killings, gun attacks and school-and-house burning.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Caramoan declared mining-free zone


Less than a month after four small-scale miners were shot and killed on Lahuy Island in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, the provincial board approved an ordinance declaring Caramoan a “quarrying and mining-free zone.”

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga quarry collection breaches P1-B mark

Sand spewed out by Mount Pinatubo in 1991 has yielded more than P1 billion in quarry revenues and fees for Pampanga province during the administration of Gov. Lilia Pineda, a report from the provincial government environment and natural resources office (PGENRO) said.

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

Decor stones quarry site raided

AUTHORITIES inspect a quarry site where “araal,” a dark, brown stone used for landscaping, is being extracted. PHOTO FROM PNP LAGUNA

Law enforcers raided a quarry site that sprawled across several hectares on the boundary of Mabitac, Laguna, and Pililla, Rizal, stumbling upon the illegal quarry operations as they acted on a tip that a cache of unlicensed firearms is being kept in the area.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

In Pampanga town, feeling of neglect sets in

EQUIPMENT and volunteers gathered by the Minalin local government are mobilized to repair damaged portions of the San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin tail dike. The only backhoe that the Department of Public Works and Highways sent has broken down. TONETTE OREJAS / INQUIRER Central Luzon

Since Monday, Rico Yutuc and his group of 35 volunteers have been taking advantage of the sunny days, making walls of sandbags to enclose a 40-meter gap at the San Fernando-Santo Tomas-Minalin tail dike and repair it before another storm hits the province.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »