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BOC stumped on rotting smuggled garbage from Canada

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Bureau of Customs INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs has “no game plan” for the 50 container vans of garbage from Canada, which have remained unclaimed for more than a year now and decaying fast at the Manila International Container Port, posing health and environmental risks to Manila residents.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino at UN Climate Summit: PH bears brunt of climate change impacts

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President Benigno Aquino.  EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said the Philippines remained vulnerable to the impact of climate change despite being a low emitter of greenhouse gases.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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

USS Guardian AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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