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ght to a healthy environ- revision by the Congress or the gress so it would be strengthened.

it would be strengthened. (FPiC) under a condominium read the full story by scanning
nd ecology supreme Court. “By including this in the bill of in Makati City in 2010 and the the Qr code with your
ght to the preservation of under the present Constitu- rights, the right will be demand- P14-billion reclamation project smartphone or by typing the link

tems The
Nation tion, environmental rights have
TUESday, MARCH 27, 2018
able against the state,” he said. in Manila Bay in 2012.
EDITORs marifi s. jara, ricky s. torre

gasoline, diesel prices up this week
Oil COmPAnieS are raising the prices of gasoline and diesel this week, on the observance of the Catholic
Holy Week when many Filipinos travel to their hometown or a holiday destination. Both gasoline and die-
sel will record their biggest price increase so far this year at P1.15 and P1.10 per liter (/l), respectively. The
price of kerosene, meanwhile, will increase by P1 per liter, the second biggest price hike for the petroleum
product after the P1.15-per-liter increase on the last week of February. The price hike takes effect 6 a.m.
on Tuesday, march 27. last week, the price of gasoline was unchanged after the P0.35/l reduction on the
second week of march. Diesel prices rose by P0.40/l last week, which is in contrast to the P0.55/l price
cut for kerosene. — Victor V. saulon

er storm jelawat stays on track away from land CenTrAl ViSAYAS: CeBU CiTY
el- TrOPiCAl STOrm Jelawat, which will be locally named Caloy when it On justice secretary Vitaliano N. aguirre II naming him as among
enters the Philippine area, has maintained its strength but has been those involved in the illegal drug trade:
al moving slower at 20 kilometers per hour (kph) more than a 1,000
kms east of the country. Weather bureau PAgASA, in its 11 a.m. bul-
“Go ahead. Why? I was the one who relieved Peter Lim? ”
letin yesterday, said Jelawat is expected to become a tropical storm — Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña,
by Tuesday morning, with the center located 945 kms east of guiuan, March 26 press interview via The Freeman
e eastern Samar. it is forecasted to move northeast with maximum sus-
an tained winds of 65 kph near the center. Jelawat has remained on its
t recurving track and is not expected to make landfall in the country.

nATiOnAl CAPiTAl regiOn: malacañang accuses hR groups
mAnilA of drug ties
charges filed against smugglers in manila, subic THe PAlACe said on monday that human rights
THe BUreAU of Customs (BoC) on monday filed charges against two (Hr) groups’ “vicious and nonstop” attacks
e importing companies and two customs brokers “for gross underlatua- against President rodrigo r. Duterte’s nation-
d tion of imports and large-scale agricultural smuggling,” according to a wide campaign against illegal drugs could be
7 statement released by the agency. — Dane angelo m. Enerio sign that they are being funded by drug lords.
>> See full story on Human rights Watch (HrW) Asia Director
e Brad Adams said the statements by messrs.
QUeZOn CiTY Cayetano and roque “are shockingly dangerous
Quezon city gov’t closes Dimple star bus firm’s office and shameful.” — arjay L. Balinbin
QUeZOn CiTY mayor Herbert m. Bautista on monday personally
served the order closing down the main office of Dimple Star bus
y terminal in Cubao. This comes after President rodrigo r. Duterte DENR’s holy week reminder: waste not
directed the bus firm’s closure after one of its units fell off a ravine in THe DePArTmenT of environment and natu-
r Occidental mindoro, which killed 19 and injured 21. “We don’t want ral resources (Denr) reminded those going
another tragedy to happen. Both the national and local governments back to their provinces or visiting beaches and
w have been trying to implement measures to minimize the risks on the mountains during the Holy Week to observe
road. The public should also do its share by not patronizing colorum proper waste management. in a statement on
and noncompliant buses,” mr. Bautista said. The mayor also inspected monday, Denr Secretary roy A. Cimatu said
- other bus terminals in the area. — minde Nyl R. dela cruz visitors should help maintain cleanliness and
observe environment-friendly practices to
mAnilA avoid pollution and other negative impacts on a
charged frat members’ parents want their children tourist destination. — anna gabriela a. mogato
t under NBI custody, not mpD
PArenTS OF the 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members who have been NATIONWIDE ROUND-UP
charged for the death of hazing victim Horatio “Atio” T. Castillo want
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investigation (nBi) and have sought to stop their transfer to the ma- the link <>
; nila Police District (mPD). — Dane angelo m. Enerio
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shaping up
The new Bohol airport,
located in panglao DAVAO: DAVAO CiTY
Island, takes shape with Banana industry, military
80% of the construction firm up creation
work done, according of paramilitary units
to Department of OFFiCiAlS OF the Pilipino
Transportation (DoTr) Banana growers and exporters
ry secretary arthur p. Association, inc. (PBgeA) and DAVAO: TAgUm CiTY, DAVAO Del nOrTe
Tugade who visited the the military’s eastern mindanao Tagum city organizes boat owners for livelihood,
site on monday, march Command met over the weekend marine protection plans
26. The airport, designed to accommodate two million passengers on to firm up the establishment THe TAgUm City government is giving a boost to its
its opening year, is scheduled to be operational by august 2018. of special civilian armed units coastal communities by organizing boat owners for sys-
n, to help secure the banana in- tematic monitoring and implementation of livelihood pro-
- dustry’s assets and operations grams. The program started with the recent registration
against continued rebel attacks. of all local seacraft, both motorized and non-motorized
. The meeting was prompted by (locally known as banca de bugsay) and identifying those
ed the march 18 incident in Tagbina, used for passenger services, fishing, and other activi-
e; cURRENT DaILy mINImUm wagE RaTEs Surigao del Sur where a pilot was ties. The registration was undertaken in partnership with
t killed after suspected members the Department of environment and natural resources,
Davao Region, effective May 1, 2017
- of the communist new People’s Smartseas under the World Wide Fund as well as the
AGRICuLTuRe P335 Army (nPA) shot at his aerial police and coast guard. in a statement released last week,
ReTAIL/SeRvICe WITh uP TO 10 WORkeRS P325.00 spraying aircraft. ralph P. dela the city government said the registration is intended to
st Cruz, PBgeA security committee “protect our fisherfolks against various forms of abuse
17 NON-AGRI/INDuSTRIAL/COMMeRCIAL AND chair, told BusinessWorld that from fellow fisherfolks and the authority (and) serve as a
es ReTAIL/SeRvICe WITh MORe ThAN 10 WORkeRS the death of lynbert laguda, Sr. means to monitor the docking areas of the boats.” During
SOuRCe: DOle-nWPC-rTWPB11 has created a “huge impact on the registration, authorities also urged the coastal com-
d the operations of companies” in munity members to be vigilant and assist in monitoring
e DAVAO the remote areas as other pilots illegal fishing activities, other environmental threats, and
Labor group seeks p104 wage hike in Davao Region no longer want “to do the job terror attacks. meanwhile, members of the city council an-
THe ASSOCiATeD labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines because of fear that they, too, nounced plans to develop and promote tourism activities
(AlU-TUCP) filed before the regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity might suffer the same fate.” — and other livelihood projects for the fishing communities.
Board (rTWPB) on monday, march 26, a petition for a P104 daily wage in- carmelito Q. francisco There are currently 185 motorized and non-motorized
crease across the board and region-wide. — carmencita a. carillo >> See full story on boats officially registered, which will be painted a uniform
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