MINING DEALS. The Philippines' environment chief on Tuesday ordered 75 mining contracts canceled because the projects are located in watersheds, intensifying her crackdown against mines that she said harm the environment.

MODEL. The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) came up with a model of a disaster-resilient building as part of the Provincial Government's disaster preparations.

SURVEILLANCE. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) yesterday said that it has ordered massive surveillance activities on bars and entertainments in Angeles City.