Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Aquino hails women’s contribution to economy, public sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Count President Benigno Aquino III as among the men who are in awe of Filipino women’s strength and capabilities. During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) Women and the Economy fora in Manila on Thursday, Aquino hailed women leaders in government...

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala...

DSWD: Sendong survivors given proper housing despite delays

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — Survivors of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in northern Mindanao were given proper housing despite delays primarily caused by difficulties in securing land for relocation sites, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said Friday. At a...

DSWD denies hand in relocation of ‘Yolanda’ survivors due for Pope Francis visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman belied claims that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is responsible for the relocation of some 250 families from their tents in Candahug village, Palo town, Leyte province to another site for Pope...

Miriam: LP circumventing rules for Dinky’s confirmation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman hurdled confirmation at a committee of the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday. Soliman got the endorsement of the CA’s committee on labor, employment, and social welfare despite several issues raised against...

De Lima faces accusations of incompetence, bias for Napoles in CA hearing

MANILA, June 4 (Mabuhay) – Justice Leila de Lima on Wednesday rejected accusations of incompetence and bias for alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles during her first confirmation hearing this Congress. Three individuals opposed De Lima’s confirmation: former...

Be nice to Dinky, Palace tells Miriam

MANILA, June 4 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday asked Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago to go easy on Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman, whose nomination she has repeatedly threatened to block. Secretary Edwin Lacierda, President Benigno Aquino...

Miriam calls Dinky ‘dangerous’, rejects nomination

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman will face rejection yet again before the bicameral Commission on Appointments, courtesy of no less than Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. In a letter to Rep. Conrado Estrella III, Santiago said she is planning to...

Soliman dismisses reports food donation not reaching survivors

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman on Wednesday dismissed new reports from the foreign media that food donations and other essential relief supplies are not reaching “Yolanda” victims in the Visayas Region....
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