Acquiring land hampers government’s relocation efforts in Typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is having difficulty acquiring lands that would serve as relocation sites for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda that’s why there are some delays on the transfer of families who are still living in bunkhouses especially in Tacloban City, a Palace...

Like her boss, Soliman is also delusional

I do not know if our fashion conscious Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman was thinking straight when she recently assured the public that sub-standard bunkhouses in the flood-ravaged areas of Tacloban City will demolished by the end of this month. In her...

What Mar Roxas wants to do if elected President

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas on Wednesday clarified issues he has faced as part of the Aquino administration and explained programs he plans to implement if he is elected President. One of the issues that marred Roxas’ image as secretary of the Department of...

How do you solve a problem like Roxas

It is so sad that Mar Roxas, the son of the well-respected late Senator Gerry Roxas and a scion of the affluent Araneta clan, is a born loser. If Roxas , the Liberal Party presidential candidate, is convinced that he will be elected as the next President despite his low numbers...

Fishermen in Yolanda-hit areas get ¥150-M equipment from JICA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fishermen in areas heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda in Guiuan, Eastern Samar received a ¥150 million (P58 million) worth of aid from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). JICA turned over a total of 86 types of equipment for production of fish...

UPAAGLA August 29 event is all about caring

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles Area (UPAAGLA) will hold its Induction Dinner and Dance on August 29 at Glendale Embassy Suites to send deserving scholars in school in much the same way that it kept Armel Grace Lugod’s future ensured...

Slow Yolanda rehab? Abad defends PNoy decisions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Butch Abad has hit back at critics who say the government was too slow in releasing funds for rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). Abad said it took time for local officials to put together...

LGUs leave disaster funds unused — COA

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, but local government units (LGUs) tend to leave their calamity funds unused, a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report has revealed. COA’s assessment on Philippine disaster...

CHED grants tuition hikes in 313 private colleges and universities

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 313 private colleges and universities nationwide will implement an increase in tuition and other school fees this school year. A statement released by the Commission on Higher Education said the average increase across all regions is 6.48 percent....

When bullied, call Uncle Sam

President Benigno S. Aquino and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP should take a more assertive action to defend our country’s sovereignty in the ongoing feud between the Philippines and China over the disputed islands in the South China Sea. China has recently...