By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has defended the release of P450 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to fund a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
The Camarines Norte provincial government, a beneficiary of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of President Aquino that has at least P246 million in projects to show, has all the reasons to thank the present administration for its implementation before the Supreme Court struck parts of it as unconstitutional, Gov. Edgardo Tallado said on Thursday.
Claire Jiliene Avila of Baguio City was born a minute later than Chonalyn Cabigayan, the 100 millionth baby of the country, but she, too, shares that title, along with Severine Heiress Longbuan of Benguet province, Janaira Hormelia Lazaro of Kalinga province and John Paul Pedronio of Pangasinan province.
By Inquirer Visayas
At least 80 families were evacuated on Saturday after a sinkhole was found in Sitio Dapdap, Barangay Langub on Kinatarkan Islet, which is located off mainland Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu province.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as preemptive moves against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).