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Philippine storm death toll surges to 68

The death toll from a storm that struck the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 68 with the number of fatalities expected to climb even higher, civil defence officials said Monday.

Sato to government: Protect PH’s genetic resources

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato has underscored the need for urgent executive action to protect the country’s genetic resources against biopiracy by putting in place a stronger policy on access and benefit-sharing of Philippine…