P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

internally displaced persons

DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict. For 30 days, they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated P30 million worth of aid to those displaced by the clashes in Marawi City. Continue reading

Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR

nickel and copper

FACING UNCERTAINTY. Could the exportof Philippine raw mineral ore such as nickel and copper be banned?

‘In the long term that will help our economy because that will increase the value add of the products,’ says Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The government is considering an Indonesian-style ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. This is part of efforts to breathe life into the country’s dormant iron and steel industry, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Continue reading