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No emergency, but we should start saving water

  WARNED that they would all suffer the consequences if they did not immediately restore the water supply to Metro Manila East Zone communities served by Manila Water, the officials concerned very quickly reopened the valves last week and the flow of water to the thousands of households in the zone resumed immediately. President Duterte […]

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PH agriculture needs greater consumer support

  THE Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has urged various national agencies and local government units to serve buko juice in their special events and seminars instead of soft drinks to help the country’s coconut farmers who have been suffering because of falling copra prices around the world. Speaking at the Summer Buko Fest last week […]

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New Zealand acts decisively on assault weapons

  SIX days after a lone gunman killed 50 people and wounded 50 others in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country imposed a ban on military-style assault weapons such as the ones the gunman used – two semi-automatic weapons with 30-round magazines, two shotguns, and a lever-action firearm, all of which he had […]

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Big step forward for Belt & Road Initiative

  ITALY became the first Group of Seven (G7) country to join the global strategic partnership known as the Belt and Road Initiative as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte assigned a memorandum of understanding with China President Xi Jinping in Rome last Saturday. The new global partnership, also known as the New Silk Road, recalls the […]

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Voters will decide on narco-list officials

  PRESIDENT Duterte announced last Thursday, March 14, a list of 46 officials allegedly in­volved in the local drugs trade. They were 33 mayors, eight vice mayors, three congressmen, a provincial board member, and a former mayor. Eleven days after the names were announced, how has it affected those in the list, especially the ones […]

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Search on for ways to solve plastics problem

  A DEAD whale washed ashore on a beach in Compostela Valley in Mindanao last Friday. An examination of the body showed it had ingested 40 kilograms of plastic. It had subsequently died of starvation and dehydration. A week earlier, we published a front-page photo of a crab trapped inside a discarded milk tea cup […]

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