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DILG demands liquidation of P7M spent by ex-village execs


The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said former village officials in San Antonio here failed to liquidate at least P7 million worth of government funds after more than a year since their terms ended.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Taiwanese ‘baozhi’ finds way in Cavite, helps poor earn living

TAIWANESE social workers Liu Ming-hao and Yao Fen-zhi (in the middle), help volunteers of Bukluran Multipurpose Cooperative train poor women in starting up a small business of “baozhi” and shortcake-making in Cavite. MARICAR CINCO

Taiwanese social workers Liu Ming-hao and Yao Fen-zhi, say they may never get used to Filipino food, finding the dishes delicious but either too salty or too sweet.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

UPLB pools funds for bus blast survivor


Former classmates and professors of Niko Niño Briones at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) are raising funds for his recovery from severe injuries he suffered during an explosion inside a bus in Bukidnon province last week.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NGOs build ‘better houses’ in E. Samar

The remains of a house destroyed by Typhoon “Ruby” in Dolores town in Eastern Samar province  RAFFY LERMA

International humanitarian groups stationed in Eastern Visayas since the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) have extended their operations to the northern municipalities of Eastern Samar province in response to the damage wrought by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »