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#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

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DISASTER RESPONSE. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo flies to the town with the most number of affected families after an earthquake swarm hit Batangas province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

‘We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday,’ says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

BATANGAS, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Irene de Austria, a mother of 3, was still terrified as she recalled how her family ran into open space when the ground shook violently last Saturday, April 8. Continue reading #ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

department of social welfare and development sets up tents outside the batangas provincial capitol to serve as temporary shelter
DSWD AID. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sets up tents outside the Batangas Provincial Capitol to serve as temporary shelter for evacuees. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

‘I have personally ordered that relief operations be undertaken immediately to restore normalcy to the affected areas as soon as possible,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte assured residents of earthquake-hit Batangas that the government is “on top of the situation,” as he prepared to leave for a week-long trip to the Middle East. Continue reading Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

PH largest solar farm up in Batangas

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BIGGEST SOLAR FARM Rather than harvest rice and corn, this 160-hectare farm in Calatagan, Batangas province, the largest solar facility in the country, generates heat from the sun, providing power to the western part of Batangas.
A sea of metalloid panels as far as the eye can see gleams in the sun in a 160-hectare farm traversing a rolling terrain near the foot of Mount San Piro in Batangas province

March 1, 2016 —Instead of growing crops like rice or corn, this vast farm harvests heat from the sun and generates enough energy to power the whole of western Batangas.

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Coast guard studies Chevron liability in Batangas Bay oil leak

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OIL SPILL. Some 100 liters of bunker fuel is spilled into Batangas Bay by Chevron is loading at the the oil depot in San Pascual town. File photo of Batangas Bay courtesy of Ramón Velasquez/ Wiki Commons
About 100 liters of fuel spills into the bay while the oil firm is loading bunker fuel into the Sunrise Sampaguita vessel at its oil depot in San Pascual, Batangas

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 3, 2016) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Wednesday, February 3, it is determining the fines to be imposed on Chevron for spilling oil into Batangas Bay.

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