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    by C.K. Now that winter is over and spring had finally sprung, it’s time to spend more outdoors than indoor activities.  I’m  sure that even the pets we have wants to wonder around in this wonderful weather.  I just got a glimpse of the crocuses on our rock garden and a few perennials  coming back from [...]

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1. GRUMBLING WORLD WONDER
The Banawe Rice Terraces are in danger of disappearing as a result of
the damage wrought by typhoons, soil erosion and neglect.

2. Banawe rehab goes awry; lawmakers demand probe

LAWMAKERS are demanding a congressional inquiry into the government’s
alleged failure to release funds to rehabilitate the 2,000-year old
Banawe Rice Terraces in Ifugao, which have been damaged by typhoons,
soil erosion and neglect.

3. Mining companies complains critics, saying mining alleviates poverty

Gina Lopez of the Save Palawan Movement said big-scale miners were not
giving enough to uplift the lives of poor people in their areas of
operations and that mining firms have affected ecological and
environmental systems in those areas.

“In several years of our operation in Rio Tuba, Palawan, where our
mining company Nickel Asia is operating, we have spent as much as P60
million in the reforestation of logged-out and mined out areas,” he
said.

Brimo said the criticism was unfounded, as large-scale miners have
been cautiously conducting their operations in accordance with the
Mining Law. He said the critics failed to distinguish between
large-scale and small-scale mining operations.









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