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Philex Mining allowed to resume Padcal operations 2 years after tailings leak

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ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has allowed Philex Mining Corp. to finally resume its operations in its Padcal mine in Benguet, roughly two years after the company was slapped with a cease and desist order.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Finish repair of structures by December, LGUs in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas urged

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Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Local government units (LGUs) that received funds to repair public structures damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have until the year-end to finish the work.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Parañaque City to enforce expanded truck ban starting next week

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Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced on Tuesday the start of the implementation of an expanded truck ban in the city next week.

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

Aid continues to pour in for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Private donors and organizations continue to pour in assistance to survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Panay as communities await the implementation of the government’s rehabilitation and recovery master plan.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

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Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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