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Pinoys urged to join Earth Hour to ease effects of climate change
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Pinoys urged to join Earth Hour to ease effects of climate change

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is once again calling on all Filipinos to participate in the global Earth Hour movement on March 27 in support of the agency's efforts to mitigate the increasing effects of climate change. The worldwide event will be observed in the Philippines from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. "I enjoin all households and businesses across the country to jointly switch off their lights and other energy-consuming devices for an hour, and to encourage action towards the environment even after the lights are turned back on," Cimatu said in a news release on Thursday. Computers, television sets, air conditioning units and non-essential lights may be switched off to express a shared concern for the environment. "Now ...
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Davao del Sur
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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Davao del Sur

Picture: This image shows Magsaysay in Davao del Sur, where Phivolcs said a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck on February 7, 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Davao del Sur on Sunday noon with damage and aftershocks expected, Phivolcs said. The agency in a bulletin reported that the quake was felt in the municipality of Magsaysay at 12:22 p.m. of February 7. Intensities were recorded in the following areas: Intensity V (Strong) - Kidapawan City, Koronadal City and South Cotabato Intensity IV (Moderately Strong) - Alabal and Kiamba in Sarangani, General Santos City and South Cotabato Intensity II (Slightly felt) - Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog in Misamis Oriental  Intensity I (Scarcely perceptible) - Cagayan de Oro in Misa...
China affirms territorial sovereignty, maritime rights over South China Sea Read
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China affirms territorial sovereignty, maritime rights over South China Sea Read

MANILA, Philippines — In response to Washington, the Chinese Embassy in Manila on Saturday said that it “unswervingly upholds” its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in disputed part of the South China Sea. “China’s sovereignty, rights and interests in the South China Sea have been formed in the course of a long history, and are in line with international law and practice,” the Chinese embassy said in a statement.  “China unswervingly upholds its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests,” it added.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken previously said that Washington rejected Beijing’s maritime claims on the South China Sea beyond what is permitted under international law and stands with Southeast Asian countries resis...
Filipino bishops offer Church facilities as vaccination centers
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Filipino bishops offer Church facilities as vaccination centers

 Filipino prelates are offering Catholic Church facilities as vaccination centers in a bid to help the government in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout set for next month. “The bishops decided to offer, if needed, Church facilities to be vaccination centers or facilities related to vaccination program, especially in difficult areas,” Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines President Romulo Valles said Thursday in a briefing. “We can offer our church facilities to help in this massive and quite complicated and very challenging program of vaccination,” added Valles, who is also the Davao archbishop. The country aims to start its COVID-19 vaccine rollout by next month or in early March. Only jabs that have been approved for emergency use will be included in the COVID-19 immun...