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3.9M families went hungry in March - SWS
More Filipinos experienced hunger in March, with 19.2 percent of families saying they had nothing to eat at some point during that time, up from December's 16.3 percent, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations. This was despite a decline in self-rated poverty to 52 percent during March, or some 10.6 million families, from 54 percent in December.
Philippines approves three new wind farms
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Philippines has approved three wind farm projects that will generate 208 megawatts, enough to power more than 40,000 middle-class homes, an energy official said. The wind projects will be the first to benefit from an incentive scheme which aims to ensure half the country's energy comes from renewable sources by 2030, compared with about 39 percent currently, the ...
Philippines says to finish probe on shooting Taiwan fishermen soon
The Philippine National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) is close to finishing its investigations on a Taiwan fisherman shot dead by Philippine coast guards, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday.Except for the physical examination of the fishing vessel, the NBI has already completed its probe on the case, said Aquino in a chance interview after the 115th anniversary celebration of ...
PAGASA Rain over parts of Luzon not an early start of rainy season
PAGASA forecaster Rene Paciente said the rain on Metro Manila and nearby provinces is still from "isolated thunderstorms," radio dzBB's Glen Juego reported. A separate report on "24 Oras" said they expect the rainy season to start in the end of May or early June. It also quoted PAGASA as saying rainfall is likely to be normal this year, as there is no El Niño or ...
Gov’t urged to fend off Luzon’s looming power problems
Some of the largest investment hubs in Luzon--including the Subic Bay Freeport Zone--may incur massive financial losses, the same as that suffered by Mindanao-based businesses, if the government were to fail in taking decisive steps to meet rising power demand in these areas. According to freeport zone locator and Eastern Petroleum chair Fernando Martinez, demand for electricity in Subic and ...
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