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US has not paid Tubbataha fine

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DEAD END.  The bow of the  American warship USS Guardian is lifted above water after it ran aground on an atoll in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea in January last year, damaging the protected World Heritage Site. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

Almost a year after an American warship ran aground on an atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, the US government has yet to pay the fine imposed by the Philippines for the damage to the environment.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Man, nature share blame for Philippine tragedy

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Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.
Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH moves closer to total ban on mercury, says Paje

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje

The Philippines has moved a step closer toward issuing a total ban on mercury as Environment Secretary Ramon Paje signs Thursday the historic Minamata Convention at a United Nations conference in Japan.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Top US marine biologist Nancy Knowlton to visit Manila

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In commemoration of Coral Triangle Day last June 9, the US Embassy in Manila has announced the visit of eminent American marine biologist Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History on June 17-22 under the auspices of the Department of State’s US Speaker Program.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

BI: Chinese poachers won’t be deported yet

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This undated handout photo received on April 10, 2013, and released by the Philippine coast Guard (PCG) shows coast guard personnel inspecting the Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground off Tubbataha reef in Palawan island, western Philippines. The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for the alleged poaching in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, the Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for alleged poaching at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, according to the Bureau of Immigration.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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