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MANILA - A $500-million flood control project in the capital can be implemented in January, the Department of Finance said Tuesday.

Phase one of the project calls for the rehabilitation of 36 pumping stations and the construction of new ones in Manila, Pasay, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Quezon City, the DOF said in a statement.

The World Bank and China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will each provide $207.6 million while Manila will shoulder $84.8 million of the project cost, according to the statement.

Read more: Metro Manila flood control project may start in Jan, gov't says

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The Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights has had a busy year thanks to a dispute with President Rodrigo Duterte over police killings in the drug war, but it’s about to tackle another blockbuster: an effort to hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the human rights abuses inherent in climate change.

Read more: Philippines Climate Case Could Find Fossil Fuel Companies Violate Human Rights

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ILOILO CITY: A mangrove scientist here has underscored the need to protect and preserve mangroves to fight greenhouse gas emissions as his study revealed their potentials “to store more carbon than terrestrial forest.”

Read more: Mangroves seen as major carbon sink

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