By Niña P. Calleja
The Makati police has beefed up its peace and security program at the Burgos-Makati Avenue-Kalayaan Triangle, a popular night-time entertainment spot in Makati as it started training security guards of every establishment to be part of its backup force.
A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs.
Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.
By Tessa R. Salazar
Robert Dazo Samiana, 40, who had been pulling double duty as a barangay tanod (watchman) and electrician on-call to support his live-in partner and their five kids, suffered a stroke when he arrived home from work on August 14.
By Leila B. Salaverria
, Marlon Ramos
The House of Representatives has urged President Aquino to tap unused funds in the budget to provide assistance to the calamity-stricken areas of Bohol, Zamboanga City and Central Luzon, citing legal provisions to show that he has the authority to use savings to cover deficiencies.