Villar wants mining shift from export to processing

GOVERNMENT must prioritize the development of domestic mineral processing plants since these will generate more employment and significantly improve the mining industry’s contribution to the economy.

"That should be the vision in the future because, right now, we are just exporting raw materials but as the country develops, we should export the processed already. [We can't do that] now because the industry is not that developed but it is something that we can look forward to in the future,” Sen. Cynthia Villar said on the sidelines of the opening day of the Mining Philippines Conference 2016.

The plan is similar…

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Christmas in September

Yes, there is Christmas in September for the smallholder coconut farmers.

Pres. Digong R. Duterte through his cabinet Secretaries Sonny Dominguez, Ka Paeng Mariano and Manny Pinol could make this happen by packaging 10 gifts as follows;

GIFT NO. 1:ISSUANCE OF NEW E.O. to replace EO 179 AND E0 180 (of Pres. Aquino) AND REMOVED THE UNFAIR PROVISIONS TOWARDS THE COCONUT FARMERS AND INSTEAD CREATE A PERPETUAL TRUST FUND FOR THE Php 71 BILLION RECOVERED COCO LEVY FUNDS – This will now remove the privatization of the coco levy funds and transform it into a perpetual trust fund to benefit…

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Marcos’ burial opens old wounds

WITH President Duterte unfazed about burying former President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani next month, the nation is again divided by those who are in favor and against this move.

Those who are against it—which include incumbent government officials and those of previous administration; leftist groups and so-called victims of Martial Law —have gone to Luneta to show their protest. They have also filed a plea with the Supreme Court to stop the burial from taking place on Sept. 11, his birthday.

Though only former Presidents Carlos P. Garcia, Elpidio Quirino and Diosdado Macapagal were buried…

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