Is it Really Worth It to Allow Mining Companies to Operate?(33 Dead in Philippines from Landslide)

33 were confirmed dead in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines due to a mining site landslide caused by Mangkhut (Ompong). This prompted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to cease and desist Small Scale Mining (SSM) in the Cordillera region. The Cordillera Administrative Region is the only landlocked region in the Philippines.... Continue Reading →


How to Recover After a Strong Typhoon

Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) left at least 56 dead and affected the lives of 5.9 million people in the Philippines. (PhilStar) It was the strongest to hit the country this year. "Life is so difficult now," lamented the farmers. Their plants which can be harvested already in a matter of few weeks were damaged by Mangkhut.... Continue Reading →

On Inflation: Duterte, NFA and Trump?

The Philippines has experienced a high 6.4% inflation rate in August 2018. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it's due to US President Donald Trump's imposing higher tariffs on goods. Some government officials though believed otherwise. A senator said that inflation in the Philippines is self-inflicted. "A big part of our inflation problem is self-inflicted, it... Continue Reading →

How to Fight Inflation?

Inflation in the Philippines surges to 6.4% in August 2018. (BusinessWorld) Inflation is defined as the general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. Prices soar. People are complaining about high prices of basic commodities. As I am writing this article a friend and batchmate at the university posted that: "One... Continue Reading →

Tiny: The Tortoise

Are turles the same as tortoises? I thought so before that a tortoise is the same as the turle. I was partly wrong and partly right. According to experts: "turles can be aquatic, semi-aquatic or mostly terrestial." That tortoises are also turtles. They live on land. They are not equipped to live in water. Tiny... Continue Reading →

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