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PH gaining ground in TB eradication drive – DOH

The country is winning the battle against tuberculosis (TB), the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday. “We are on the right track. We are winning our battle against TB,” Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin said. Tuberculosis is ranked as the eighth most prevalent type of illness in the country and the sixth leading cause of mortality. […]

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House seeks to dismiss 3 ouster raps vs PNoy

The House leadership assured yesterday that the plenary will put to vote the long-overdue House Committee on Justice’s report seeking the dismissal of the three impeachment complaints against President Aquino when Congress resumes session on May 4. Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. said the 290-man Lower Chamber will affirm the House panel’s committee report, believing […]

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Gov’t poised to hike CCT program’s P62-B budget

The government may request a bigger budget for the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program next year to ease the inflationary pressure on the welfare program. Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma recognized the need to review and adjust the budgetary requirements of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to help the poor beneficiaries cope with […]

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Filipinos asked to support Earth Hour 2015

Malacañang issued an appealed to the public to support Earth Hour by turning off light and other appliance switches on March 28 to help promote a cleaner and greener world. “We encourage our people to participate in Earth Hour 2015 by voluntarily switching off all lights for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 in the […]

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DOST opens ‘Science Nation’ in Region 2 on Tuesday

“Science Nation Tour: Agham na Ramdam” will open in Region 2 starting on Tuesday, March 24, with its second blitz in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province. The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) “Science Nation” is a nationwide program. DOST Secretary Mario Go Montejo plans to bring the event to the country’s 17 regions. He led […]

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DA enhancing crop insurance program vs calamities

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is enhancing its existing programs, particularly on crop insurance system in a bid to mainstream climate change adaptation in all its projects and make these calamity and disaster-resilient. The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), a government-owned and controlled corporation under the DA is mandated to provide insurance protection to agricultural […]

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Palace tells ‘boss’: Comment, tweet, post in President’s FB, Twitter accounts

Malacañang on Sunday urged President Aquino’s “bosses” (the Filipino people) to send their suggestions and feedbacks to the Chief Executive’s social media accounts and promised that these would be taken into account in the government’s continuing effort to improve its policies and programs. Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. also said that the Aquino […]

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Class suit filed vs popular LA bakery

A United States-based legal aid and civil rights organization has filed a suit on behalf of 11 Filipino workers who were fraudulently lured by their employer, a popular bakery in Los Angeles, California, that lured them to the United States on E-2 visas and then subjected them to exploitative working conditions including forced labor, severe […]

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Solon gives creation of ICT Dept. ‘final push’

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday renewed his call on lawmakers to give the bill that seeks to establish a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) a “final push” so it can be on President Aquino’s table by June. Recto, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology and sponsor of Senate […]

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Ecumenical group slams PNoy over Mamasapano skirmish

The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR), which unites Catholic priests, nuns, Protestant ministers and pastors, has called on President Aquino to see the light and set the people free from his battered administration. After much reflection on the Mamasapano, Maguindanao carnage that killed nearly 70 Filipinos, the organization has come to the conclusion that […]

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