By Neal H. Cruz
Next year, the Asean markets will be integrated. This means tariff-free trade among Asean countries. And this poses risks to our producers, particularly the agricultural sector, which cannot compete with our neighbors because our production costs are high. Tariff collected from imported products protects our own products from the cheaper imports. When the tariff is added to the price of the import, it becomes more expensive than the local produce.
By Federica Mogherini
, Miguel Arias Cañete
At no other time has a global deal on climate change looked more likely than it does today. In October, EU leaders agreed on ambitious climate and energy targets for 2030, including a binding domestic greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 40 percent.
We refer to the news article titled “El Nido beach tests positive for coliform” (Across the Nation, 11/17/14), which stated that “the town (El Nido) also hosts high-end island resorts, including Soriano Corp.’s El Nido Resorts.”
By Juan L. Mercado
Are there times just ahead when working on a farm or even playing house in the sun can be lethal?
By Von Hernandez and Anna Abad
As we commemorate the day when the strongest typhoon ever to hit land in recorded history claimed thousands of lives and devastated coastal communities in the Philippines, it is important to reflect on what future awaits a country considered among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.