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Élysée sur Twitter : "Visite aux #Philippines : suivez l'appel de #Manille sur le #climat à 11h sur #DirectPR. Accueil - Présidence de la République. P9.4-M marijuana plants torched in Benguet raids. LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines – At least P9 million worth of marijuana plants were burned by police officers during separate raids in Kibungan and Bakun towns in this province late last week.

P9.4-M marijuana plants torched in Benguet raids

A team composed of members of the police regional anti-illegal drugs special operations task group and the regional public safety battalion as well as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) uprooted some 45,000 marijuana plants and seedlings in Sitio Ampana and Balbalnag, both in Barangay Badeo, Kibungan. Another team, this one composed of Kibungan police officers, raided three illegal plantations at the boundary of Sagpat and Madaymen villages and destroyed 300 marijuana seedlings. Police officers from Bakun town uprooted at least 15,000 marijuana plants and seedlings found in nine plantations in Sitios Lanas and Kayapa.

Chief Superintendent Isagani Nerez, Cordillera police director, hailed his men and the PDEA agents and vowed to continue clearing the province of marijuana. Narcs nab two sons of former lawmakers. CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental ---Anti-narcotics operatives arrested during the weekend the sons of two former congressmen for selling and transporting shabu, a senior official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Monday.

Narcs nab two sons of former lawmakers

PDEA Regional Director Emerson Magarte said Nikko Pancrudo, son of former Bukidnon Rep. Candido Pancrudo was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Kauswagan. “He was carrying 16 grams of shabu with a street value of P100,000,” Magarte said. Three hours later, with leads provided by Pancrudo, the operatives arrested in another part of the city Eric Badilles, son of former Lanao del Norte Rep. Alipio Badilles, Magarte said. “Badilles yielded 20 grams of shabu with a street value of P140,000,” Magarte said. The two suspects knew each other based on data found in their mobile phones now in the hands of investigators, Magarte said. COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by MST.ph. A hard Act to follow: disaster risk reduction in the Philippines.

Authors: JC Gaillard, University of Auckland, and Jake Rom D.

A hard Act to follow: disaster risk reduction in the Philippines

Cadag and Ryan Christopher P. Viado, University of the Philippines Diliman Since 2011, more than 9000 people have died in four major typhoons in the Philippines. The lives of millions of other Filipinos have also been impacted by the thousands of other small disasters that routinely hit the archipelago. It is little wonder then that disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Philippines is taken very seriously.

The Philippines has been widely praised for its leadership in DRR. The Philippines’ leadership stems from the separate and combined actions of government agencies, NGOs, CSOs and local communities in fostering DRR at all levels of society. The political advocacy of NGOs and CSOs has been progressively scaled up to the national level through increasing interactions with government agencies directly or indirectly in charge of DRR. Yet, despite all of this, the impact of disasters remains staggering.

J.C. Pasahero app promotes safe commuting in the Philippines. In the Philippines, it’s a common habit for people who ride taxis or other public transportation to send an SMS to a family member containing the plate number of the vehicle before boarding.

Pasahero app promotes safe commuting in the Philippines

Many dangers face commuters every day when riding public vehicles – difficulty hailing buses and taxis, accidents, holdups, and pick-pockets. Informing loved ones before each journey is a small step to ensure a passenger’s safety. PH to buy two Maestrale frigates from Italy. Agence France-Presse MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is set to buy two Maestrale-class frigates from Italy, a defense official said Wednesday, as the Asian nation races to upgrade its military amid mounting territorial disputes with China.

PH to buy two Maestrale frigates from Italy

The frigates, along with 12 FA-50 fighter aircraft, are the most significant items on the government’s P75-billion ($1.7-billion) military modernization budget over the next five years, Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said. “We are modernizing not because we want to go to war with China,” he told a news conference. He said the government had a sworn obligation to defend the “West Philippine Sea,” using the government’s preferred term for Philippine-claimed areas in the South China Sea.

1 - Philippines. Géopolitique, le débat 2 - Philippines Regard sur cet archipel de 7.000 îles, à l’occasion des élections nationales et locales du 13 mai 2013.

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2 - Philippines. Géopolitique, le débat 1 - Philippines Regard sur cet archipel de 7.000 îles, à l’occasion des élections nationales et locales du 13 mai 2013.

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Bilan de mi-mandat du président Bénigno Aquino. Etat des lieux de ce pays de près de 100 millions d’habitants, dont le tiers de la population active vit à l’étranger. Invités : - Valérie Niquet, maître de recherche, responsable du pôle Asie à la Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique. - Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, chercheur associé à l’IRASEC. - Marie-Sybille de Vienne, professeur des Universités à l’INALCO et vice-présidente à l’international de l’Institut Français des Langues Orientales. Une erreur est survenue lors de l'envoi du mail... Le mail a bien été envoyé RFI dernières éditions. One of the cleanest, mysterious, enchanting rivers in the phi... on Twitpic - Pale Moon.

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