CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic

MOOT. The Court of Appeals renders a petition for environment protection against mining firms in Zambales moot and academics due to the closure order earlier issued by the DENR.

Evidence Aborigines built stone 'houses' 9,000 years ago

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM

University of Western Australia archaeologists discover the series of knee high stone rings on Rosemary Island in the Dampier Archipelago – home to one of Australia s oldest settlements

STONE HOUSES? This undated handout photo released by the University of Western Australia on September 9, 2016 shows circular stone foundations discovered on Rosemary Island in Western Australia. Photo from the University of Western Australia /AFP

Gina Lopez: Philippine Mining Act an 'unfair' law

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:04 PM

We have to change that the environment secretary says of the Mining Act of 1995 She says the law is skewed towards the mining sector and not towards our people

'Mosque-mobile' makes praying easier in gridlocked Jakarta

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The van is run by the Archipelago Mosque Foundation an organization that sets up and maintains mosques with funding provided by Adira Sharia a group that provides Islamic compliant financing for motor vehicles

MOBILE MOSQUE. This picture taken on June 28, 2016 shows Indonesian men offering prayers at a "mobile mosque" outside a sports complex in Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

SC to Zambales mining firms: Prove you're not harming environment

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:07 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court finds merit in the petition filed by the residents of Zambales who say mining operations have caused much destruction in their mountains watershed forests farmlands water systems and livelihood

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

May 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

CCOS chairman Dr Ben Molino and his co petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta Cruz Zambales violate RA 7942 otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995 and its implementing rules and regulations

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Extreme diving: Crucial to Arctic research

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:09 PM

To find answers in the Arctic researchers rely heavily on divers who brave the icy waters to gather samples

TEMPERATURE CHECK. Scientific divers work in the icy waters of the Kongsfjorden, near the scientific base of Ny Alesund, on the Spitzberg island of the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago, on July 22, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Behind the Basilan you know

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Most beautiful stories are untold and hidden behind awful scenes These are the same stories we need to tell because they show us a world we have yet to see

A local strolls along White Beach in Malamawi Island, Basilan. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Scientists and bears: uneasy Arctic neighbors

Aug 09, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Encounters between humans and polar bears on Norway s stunning Svalbard archipelago are rare but people are always on the lookout

WARNING. A picture taken on July 23, 2015 shows a warning sign reading 'stop, polar bear danger, do not walk beyond this sign without your firearm', at the entrance of the scientific base of Ny Alesund in the Svalbard archipelago. Dominique Faget/AFP

3 mining firms to pay Zambales farmers P3.2M

Jan 22, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Farmers will be compensated for their damaged lots due to nickel laterite operations in the province

Indonesia's released militants feared to join ISIS forces

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The government s deradicalisation schemes remain so ad hoc and poorly targeted that they barely make up a program at all critics say

NOT ISLAM'S VOICE. An Indonesian journalist holds flowers as she sits in front of a banner during a protest against the killing of journalists by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), in Jakarta, Indonesia, 05 September 2014. Mast Irham/EPA

3,000 Zambales mine workers fear loss of jobs

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Government experts found that the operations of 4 mining firms were causing nickel siltation in rivers farmlands fishponds and the sea in Sta Cruz town

PROTEST. Members of Mine Workers, Families, and Community CMWFC stage a protest rally to get support from local officials to lift the suspension order that the DENR issued against the 4 mining companies in Sta. Cruz, Zambales. Photo from Randy Datu

4 mining firms suspended over ‘unsystematic’ methods

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau ordered the companies to implement maintenance measures during the suspension of their operations in Central Luzon

Peddlers of light

Jun 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Mothers in rural Indonesia bring light to their families and communities through selling solar lamps

Fear for Philippine troops facing China 'enemy'

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:24 PM

China had largely tolerated the Philippines plucky effort to hold on to Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratlys archipelago to the south but last year began increasing pressure to end what it termed an illegal occupation

Philippine Marine Lieutenant First Class Mike Pelotera shows his bronze cross medals he received along with eight colleagues after a five month mission manning the Philippines' remote outpost on the Second Thomas Shoal in the disputed Spratlys Island in the South China Sea

CA stops mining firm from leveling Zambales mountain

Sep 23, 2013 - 12:21 AM

Chinese miner LNL Archipelago Minerals is leveling a mountain in Zambales to build a seaport for the shipment of chromite rich soil to China

'Generally fair weather' this weekend

Dec 28, 2012 - 11:35 PM

Fair weather greets Pinoys ahead of their New Year celebrations

Photo obtained from Pagasa.