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Stronger Asean response to climate change pressed

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This Aug. 14, 2010, file photo shows an aerial view of the flooded Rohjan area in southern Pakistan. Prominent climate scientist Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Monday, July 8, 2013, that rising greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a 10 to 40 percent increase in the frequency of tropical cyclones by the year 2100.  AP PHOTO

A regional coalition of environmentalists are demanding a stronger and united response by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to climate change, which has the most impact on a region where natural disasters cause $4.4.billion in damage annually.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH urges US to pay for Tubbataha damage

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday it would continue to pursue its talks with the United States in getting full compensation for the damage that a US Navy ship caused when it ran aground on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park last year.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US should volunteer to pay damages on Tubbataha Reefs—Santiago

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The United States (US) should voluntarily offer to pay for the damages one of its ships had caused on the Tubbataha Reef National Park in 2013.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to pursue talks with US for payment of damages to Tubbataha Reef

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Even after the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of kalikasan against the United States (US), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it would continue to pursue compensation for the damage on Tubbataha Reef caused by a US Navy ship.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: Writ of kalikasan–Proudly Filipino

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A writ of kalikasan (nature) is a legal remedy under Philippine law for persons whose constitutional right to “a balanced and healthful ecology” is violated by an unlawful act or omission of a public official, employee, or private individual or entity.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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