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...

UN report on Yolanda victims reads ‘Shame on you Mr. President’

The Aquino administration must have been stung and mortified by the bitter criticism it got from the United Nations (UN) for its continued inability to provide basic needs and services for thousands of flood victim families who were displaced by super typhoon “Yolanda” two years...

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...

130,000 families still in makeshift tents in Tacloban

In November of 2013, a powerful typhoon devastated large sections of Eastern Visayas region, particularly the province of Leyte, killing an estimated 6000 people and washed away the homes of more than 200, 000 families. Despite a P75 billion fund approved last year by Congress...

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...

Gov’t aiming for zero tents in Yolanda-hit areas by end of Nov

MANILA (Mabuhay) — No more survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” living in tents. That is the objective, according to Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, as construction of houses in Yolanda-hit areas continues. Soliman said around 500 families will be...

De Lima, Paje, Soliman confirmed finally

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) has finally confirmed the appointments of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, and Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. The commission had snubbed the confirmation of these Cabinet...
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