Tagle: No progress if people are still poor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said voters should elect leaders who care for the environment and have clear platforms of action on the issue. Tagle spoke at a forum on the papal encyclical on the environment in which Pope Francis urged people to...

Typhoon survivors find homes in ruins again

By Imelda Magbutay Tacloban, Philippines | AFP |  –Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters. The typhoon roared in...

Aquino calls for more aggressive global effort to address climate change

NEW YORK, New York, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III called for a global coordinated effort to address climate change noting that with the changing climate, both big and small nations become vulnerable to its ill effects. “The choice before us, then, is clear:...

Pope to visit PHL disaster victims

MANILA (AFP) – Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday. Specific details of the trip were not released, but Manila’s Archbishop...

Aquino thanks Chinese-Filipinos for contributions to national progress

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to Filipino-Chinese businesses for their contribution to nation-building especially after the devastation caused by major disasters that hit the country last year. In his message during the...

PHL among happiest countries in the world – Gallup poll

The series of disasters that shook the county in 2013 were described as “successive and overlapping” and left billions of dollars in damages and thousands of families  grieving because of the loss of loved ones. Typhoon Yolanda, easily the most disastrous calamity of the year,...

Yolanda child survivors want active roles in disaster planning – intl group

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Children who survived Typhoon Yolanda and are still living in the devastated areas want to play active roles in planning for future emergencies and disasters to help them better cope with post-crisis situations. This was among the findings of a study by...

Philex Mining says costs and charges depressed net income to P267.4M from P403.3M

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – Philex Mining Corporation reported a core net income of P278.4 million in the first quarter from P132.4 million a year earlier. However, citing unaudited financial results, the miner said net income dropped to P267.4 million from P403.3 million in the...

Anti-mining alliance urges DENR to order closure of erring mining firms

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To prevent future mining disasters in the Philippines, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups on Sunday urged the Environment and Natural Resources and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to order closure of several mining...

Bohol still looking for resettlement sites for quake victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Five months after a magnitude-7.2 quake devastated Bohol, officials in the province are still looking for sites where they can relocate residents affected by the calamity. In Clarin town, state-run Philippine Information Agency reported Mayor Allen Piezas is...