MVP group in talks with foreign firms for electric vehicle manufacturing venture

InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA - The MVP group of companies on Thursday said it has received proposals from foreign firms interested in putting up a joint venture for the manufacture of electric vehicles in the Philippines. During the 2nd Philippine E-Vehicle Summit, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) president and chief …

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PHL awarded P20.2-million major UK biodiversity grant

PHL awarded P20.2-million major UK biodiversity grant. The Philippines received a major grant from the British government to help protect and preserve its marine resources in five key biodiversity areas around the country. Funded by the United Kingdom’s Darwin Initiative, the three-year project will aid the country in maintaining and improving the ecosystem in Verde …

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Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs

Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs. Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs By Kristine L. Alave Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group Greenpeace Philippines has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to be more stringent in checking the entry into the country of imported foodstuff that contain genetically modified organisms. …

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Dreams

I arrived this morning from Davao City delayed by more than two hours at 0230 in the morning after a five hour drive from Bukidnon Province. Fresh from the news,  China is claiming as part of its territory the Philippines and banana exports to China have been quite difficult. Maybe the Chinese market should require …

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Mining and the Millennium Development Goals

Mining and the Millennium Development Goals. Posted May 1st, 2012 by Manila Standard Today & filed under Opinion. By Jose Dagala Generally, in the Philippines, mining is perceived as a dirty business, literally and figuratively. This industry is perceived to be inherently destructive for it causes environmental destructions, various human rights violations and encroachment of …

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