Miriam wants DSWD probed for failure to implement relief, anti-poverty programs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Friday the Department of Social Welfare and Development must be made to explain why it failed to implement its relief and poverty alleviation programs despite the availability of funds. Santiago is set to file Monday a...

Lacson: Delay in release of funds holding back Yolanda rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Yolanda rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Monday hit the government anew with what he said was a lag behind the release of funds that is holding back progress in the simultaneous programs for the victims of the super typhoon. Lacson said even after...

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding ‘inadequate’, says UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday. Many storm survivors in the central region have had to...

Aquino meets with families of PNP-SAF 44, checks status of assistance being given

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday evening met anew with the families of the 44 troopers of the police’s Special Action Force (SAF) killed last month in an encounter with Moro rebels, to fulfill the government’s commitment to provide them assistance....

Keep children from caroling on roads, DSWD asks parents

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With just one week before Christmas Day, the Department of Social Welfare and Development appealed to parents to keep their children away from busy roads when caroling. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman voiced concerns the children could get run over or...

Gov’t rushes aid to displaced storm survivors

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by a powerful typhoon, as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives. Military cargo planes will make eight deliveries...

Erap orders probe on ‘prison’-like children’s center

MANILA (AFP) – Top Philippines officials said Monday they had launched investigations into a Manila children’s center overseen by a former president, after months of complaints about the “prison”-like conditions. There has been a growing outcry over conditions at the...

Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conferred the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho. The President gave the award to Carvalho during her farewell...

CA panel recommends Soliman’s appointment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The appointment of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman was recommended on Wednesday for confirmation by a panel of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA). No member of the CA’s committees on labor, employment and social welfare  objected when a...

Aquino inspects construction of bunkhouses in Loon, Bohol

LOON, Bohol  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday afternoon visited anew this province, which was hardest hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year, as part of the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution. President Aquino,...
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