Ruby Damaged Reaches P3.2-B

Philippines (Dec. 12, 2014) — The damage caused by typhoon “Ruby” has reached P3.2 billion with thousands of homeless Filipinos still staying in evacuation centers, but top disaster management officials said there is no need to declare a state of national calamity.
Retired Navy Admiral Alexander Pama, executive officer of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said even the international community appears to be appreciating the government response that led to the minimal human casualties.

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Energy Revolution is Solution to Climate Change

MANILA (Dec. 10, 2014) — Greenpeace global chief Kumi Naidoo urged the Philippines to be part of the solution to climate change, following another typhoon which pummeled parts of the country. As the globe swings toward renewable energy transitions, oil and gas firms are confronting a crucial problem. Near-term profits are driven by fossil fuels, but failing to meet mounting calls to cut greenhouse gas emissions could threaten the companies' long-term social acceptability and profitability. While some oil and gas businesses have taken steps to help efforts to mitigate climate change, the sector as a whole, with its engineering ability, financial resources, and project-management knowledge, could play a much bigger role. It's tough to limit oil trading because it contributes so much to financial growth. It has become even larger with the introduction of automated trading platforms that make trades on behalf of traders who do not require in-depth knowledge. Visit for the oil profit software that has created an impact in oil trading.

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Growing disaster resiliency in Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN)