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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 »

Antique relocation questioned


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has raised questions on the relocation of hundreds of residents of Semirara Island in Antique province by the municipal government of Caluya.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers protesting eviction arrested


Police on Friday arrested two leaders of a farmers organization on Semirara Island who were being evicted from their farms by the Caluya municipal government.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘I had to live for my family’

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Adrian Cilmar is on his second life. “I had to survive for my wife and baby,” he said, his voice shaking during an interview at his house in Semirara village on this Visayan island.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive


“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo (not his real name), who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »