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‘Differently colored’ license plates urged

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The Department of Finance (DOF) is urging the Department of Transportation and Communications to require “differently colored” license plates for vehicles imported through special economic zones.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers


Indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk have turned to the Commission on Human Rights to get their voices heard in their struggle against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) project, which they said has been threatening to displace them, remove their sources of livelihood and disrupt their peaceful lives.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC asked to strike down laws creating Aurora special economic zone


Several groups of farmers, fishermen, indigenous people and residents of Casiguran, Aurora, petitioned the Supreme Court on Wednesday to declare as unconstitutional the two laws which created a special economic zone in their province.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Urban planner sues Angaras over Aurora project

Architect-Urban Planner, Arch. Felino Palafox, Jr. files corruption charges against Senator Edgardo Angara, his sister Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and his son Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara regarding the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority (Apeco) at the Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday. (Inset) Senator Angara says Palafox’s graft charges are not important at this point as he is yet to secure a copy of the complaint. INQUIRER/ Marianne Bermudez

Urban planner Felino Palafox took on the Angaras of Aurora province on Tuesday, filing a criminal complaint against Sen. Edgardo Angara for allegedly having a pecuniary interest in the Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) project and for pushing for its development despite concerns about the project site.

Posted: September 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »