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Zambales town residents block mining firms’ trucks

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BLOCKING THE ROAD. Sta. Cruz residents barricade the highway to stop mining firms’ trucks from hauling nickel. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
Concerned citizens of Sta Cruz town say mining operations caused the mud floods and logs that flowed down from the mountains after Typhoon Lando in October

ZAMBALES, Philippines (Jan. 21, 2016) — Residents of Sta Cruz town barricaded the highway Wednesday, January 20, to prevent dump trucks of a mining firm from hauling nickel to their port, according to an official of the Concerned Citizens of Sta Cruz (CCOS).

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Fewer but stronger storms expected in 1st half of 2016

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WATCHING THE WEATHER. Weather forecasters monitor Typhoon Lando, a strong storm that hit Luzon during the El Niño year 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler
During El Niño years, there are more storms with wind speeds exceeding 150 km/h, says a PAGASA official

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 6, 2015) — The first half of 2016 will likely bring fewer but stronger storms, said Philippine weather forecasters on Wednesday, January 6.

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