Rugby, solvent kids

June 16, 2019
THE presence of young rugby and solvent sniffers in dimly-lit street corners not only in the metropolis but elsewhere remains a major concern of national and local government authorities.

Department of Energy warns against illegally-refilled LPG canisters

“Butane canisters that have been refilled with LPG are prohibited primarily because they are extremely dangerous. These are fire and explosive hazards. We would like to appeal to the public, especially to our kababayans in the Visayas where this illegal activity has been rampant -- don’t risk your lives and those of your children and loved ones. Do not buy these illegally refilled LPG canisters,” Cusi underscores.

Mindanao’s riches

June 15, 2019
Due to the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao, which has claimed the lives of thousands of Christians and Muslims alike, many of them innocent civilians, the region remains undeveloped.

“Emotion” is good but…

AS we are celebrating our Independence Day last June 12, the occasion’s festive mood turned to anger and dismay with no less than Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana announcing that three days previously, June 9, a Chinese vessel “rammed” a Filipino fishing vessel anchored at ‘Recto Bank’ in the West Philippine Sea— and left behind the 22 crews fending for themselves in the cold water.

Freedom from poverty

June 14, 2019
THE government ought to do something more effective regarding poverty, which is increasingly urbanized with the continued movement of rural people to the already congested urban centers.

Big animals could vanish within 100 years, warn experts

June 14, 2019
Rob Cooke, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature Communications, said: “By far the biggest threat to birds and mammals is humankind - with habitats being destroyed due to our impact on the planet, such as deforestation, hunting, intensive farming, urbanisation and the effects of global warming.