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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 »

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 »

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 »

SC: No writ of kalikasan but US liable for reefs’ damage

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Though it said it had no jurisdiction over the case, the Supreme Court cited an international treaty and took the United States to task for its liabilities for the grounding last year of a US Navy minesweeper on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a delicate ecosystem in the Sulu Sea treasured for its rich marine biodiversity.

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

‘Better to watch dolphins on TV’

Japan Whale killing

Instead of watching live dolphin shows, kids can show their love for these endangered mammals by watching educational shows on TV.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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