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...as UN report notes vulnerability of the Philippines to natural calamities

PEOPLE IN Asia-Pacific, including Filipinos, are four times more likely to be affected by natural disasters than those in Africa and 25 times more likely than those in Europe or North America, according to a United Nations (UN) report released at the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Thailand yesterday.

Read more: Asia-Pacific susceptible to socioeconomic impact of disasters

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MANILA, Philippines – Two anti-climate change bills discouraging the use of plastic bags and encouraging the use of energy efficient recycling processes have been filed at the House of Representatives.

Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara called on the Aquino government to intensify the country’s climate change mitigation and adaptation capability, as he also urged on other sectors to join the campaign against climate change.

Read more: Twin Bills on Climate Change Filed

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