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Volunteers plant 600 trees near quarry site

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS WHILE most of the people are glued to their television monitors or jampacking most of the city or municipal gymnasiums or even barangay halls for free viewing of the Pacman-Broner Boxing Fight, around a hundred volunteers braved the rolling terrains and trooped the mountainous part of Barangay Piña in Taysan town […]

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The illusive sustainable development from Malampaya gas to power project

THE following article is the product of a research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] By MICHELLE YVONNE O. CLERIGO & JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS THE continuing saga of oil and gas industry in the country – the unending clamor of […]

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Mining the Real Gold in Lobo: Folks Awakening

By MAHARLIKA M. MANALO Part 2 of 3-Part Series [THE following article is the Second Part of the Series. The series is the product of a 2-month research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] THE crooked road to mining operation […]

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Extracting natural wealth: boon or bane?

Last Part of 3-Part Series [The following article is the Last Part of the 3-Part Series. The series is the product of a 2-month research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS The legal framework Simply stated, mining […]

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Extracting natural wealth: The Taysan Quarry Story

Part 2 of 3-Part Series [The following article is the Second Part of the Series. The series is the product of a 2-month research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS Seemingly, a local political dynasty in […]

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When extracting natural wealth hardly brings sustainable development to communities

First Part of 3-Part Series [THE following article is the First Part of the Series. The series is the product of a 2-month research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS TAYSAN, Batangas – “OUR town sourced […]