» 02/23/2010, 00.00
As El Niño causes droughts and power cuts, people turn to shamans and prayers
Since January, 2.5 million tonnes of rice and corn have been lost in the northern regions. Drought is affecting the rest of the country with power cuts and water rationing, including in the capital. Some people turn to shamans. The bishop of Urdeneta urges people to have faith in Providence, and to do all they can to counter the effects of climate change.
06/08/2008 SRI LANKA
Hopes, fears over promises from association of south Asian countries
At the summit in Colombo, heads of state and government leaders of member countries have promised to work together to lower food prices, combat hunger, and assist agriculture. But many observe that concrete actions are still lacking.
Way of the Cross for Filipinos affected by drought
The damage to agriculture amounts to 25 million. Energy supplies also at risk. Sister Hener Genie: Our fervent prayers will be rewarded if we continue to put our hope in the Lord.
16/04/2016 08:57:00 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops: A rosary a day until the presidential elections
On 9 May, the Filipinos called to the polls to elect a new president. Msgr. Villegas called on the population to be guided by the power of prayer. In the history of the country, the recitation of the Rosary is very significant. In 1986 - under the leadership of the late Card. Sin - the "Rosary Crusade" led to the end of the Marcos dictatorship.
Snowstorms: damages mount, fears over agriculture and inflation
The army's work to restore the electrical grid continues; some areas are still isolated and without electricity. Extremely serious damage to agriculture, and record inflation forecast for January. Solidarity is also growing.
China expects another summer of frequent blackouts
According to official data, the energy shortfall will amount to 10 gigawatts, equivalent to millions of households. But experts maintain that the shortage will be even greater. The low "political" cost of electricity forces power stations to operate at a loss and with low reserves, with the risk of remaining in the dark.
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