9 crew were evacuated from distressed bulk carrier, New Caledonia
9 crew were reportedly evacuated on May 17 or 18from distressed bulk carrier NEW BEGINNING , anchored at Ngo Bay, New Caledonia, since May 12. Cause of evacuation unknown, medical assistance was mentioned.
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Duterte signs into law rice tariffication bill
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the rice tariffication bill, his spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday.
The law will replace the present quotas on rice imports with tax.
Local farmers had opposed the rice tariffication bill, fearing it would flood the market with cheaper rice from abroad.
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