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DENR vows to end plastic pollution in PH
MANILA – As the country celebrates Philippine Environment Month this June, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to fight the worsening plastic pollution in the country through the promotion of a circular plastic economy.
DENR Secretary Antonia Loyzaga, in a news release issued on Monday, said she wants to promote reuse, recycling and responsible management of plastic waste during and after use to enable a lower greenhouse gas emissions plastic economy.
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Over 280 dead in massive train crash in India
ANKARA – The death toll surpassed more than 280 in a crash involving three trains in eastern India, with 900 injured, officials said Saturday.
The accident occurred in the Balasore district of Odisha state late Friday and a massive rescue operation was launched involving the National Disaster Response Force, military and other agencies, according to officials.
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DPWH lawyer, driver hurt in Pasay shooting
MANILA – A female lawyer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and her driver were injured in a shooting incident in Pasay City, the Southern Police District (SPD) said on Tuesday.
Citing the report of the Pasay City Police, SPD chief Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft identified the victims as Maria Rochelle Melliza Melendez, 53, lawyer of DPWH NCR and her 42-year-old driver Deo Decena.
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Temporary access road in Antique now passable to vehicles
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – An embankment serving as a temporary access road connecting the municipalities of Bugasong and Laua-an in Antique province is now passable to all types of vehicles since Sunday.
The embankment was washed out when the Paliwan River overflowed last week due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Betty-enhanced southwest monsoon, forcing commuters to take a boat ride just to get across.
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Parents in Malaysia bought a Mercedes G Wagon as a birthday gift for their 5-year-old child
A mother in Malaysia recently went viral online after spending RM1.79 million ($405,000) to buy a Mercedes G Wagon as a gift to her five-year-old daughter.
According to the Tiktok video, the mother who is an entrepreneur, Farhana Zahra said that this move aims to motivate her child to go back to school.
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Last Modified: 2023-Jun-06 12.52.15 UTC+0800