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Unesco asked to help assess damage to reef

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

An official of the Climate Change Commission on Saturday asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to assess the damage wrought on the Tubbataha Reefs by the USS Guardian which ran aground on the World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH to bat for cleaner air quicker at climate talks

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The Philippines will push for a five-year extension of the Kyoto Protocol—the international treaty that binds developed nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions—during the next round of climate change talks in Doha, Qatar, which begins Monday.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

FBI agents hounded PH freedom fighters in US

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Heherson Alvarez, a member of a group called Movement for a Free Philippines, recounted how they were tailed in the United States and their activities monitored by the FBI. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

September 1979. Somewhere in the desert of Arizona, a group of Filipino freedom fighters had just finished their secret bomb-and-weapons training, courtesy of an American-Vietnam war veteran who shared their hatred of dictators.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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