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Army troops unearth buried assault rifles in Batangas

CAMP GEN. CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal — TROOPS from the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Battalion on Tuesday unearthed two assault rifles inside a blue drum that was buried in a forested area in Barangay Bacao in Taysan, Batangas. Military officials here described the firearms seizure as another blow to the terrorist activities of the communist New People’s […]

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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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3 gun-for-hire suspects down in Batangas

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS TAYSAN, Batangas – A target unidentified businessman has survived but the three suspects were gunned down in a bloody encounter here, Thursday, November 22. On the report of Taysan Municipal Police Station chief PSI Roy Cuevas, to Batangas Police Provincial Director PSSupt. Edwin Quilates, the former said the elements of BPPO-Provincial […]

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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 […]