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.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced yesterday that the city government will give at least P5 million worth of assistance to Zamboanga City which is reeling from a humanitarian crisis following almost a month of fighting between Moro rebels and government forces. The mayor yesterday visited the 60 Zamboanga residents who sought refuge with their [...]
By Dale G. Israel
Toledo City is planning to decongest barangay Lutopan, one of the most highly populated communities in the city where 15 houses were destroyed by fire last Sunday dawn. While the city government has already given immediate assistance to the fire victims, Mayor John Henry “Sonny” Osmena said that this has long been his plan for [...]
THE Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines Inc.’s (ASFFPI) Children’s Haven is seeking the assistance of the public in locating the parents and relatives of a three-year-old boy. The boy, only known as Dodong, was found along Colon Street, Cebu City on May 25, 2012 by Marlene Quindao. He was referred to the Parian Drop-In Center [...]
Australia ramped up its military response to deadly floodwaters rising in the country’s sodden northeast Tuesday which have killed four people and displaced or isolated tens of thousands.
By Santi Alcantara
Marielle Mae Estoy is a 14-year-old girl suffering from leukemia since 2002. She had a relapse twice, the last of which was a CNS relapse last January. Marielle is currently undergoing intensive chemothe-rapy and radiation therapy at the Phil-ippine Children’s Medical Center. The family completely relies on Marielle’s father who works as a construction worker. [...]