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LGUs, civil society seeking support for grassroots budget

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas, whose department would implement GPB, poses with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after signing a deal for the Church to help monitor the use of funds for the program. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Local governments and civil society groups in Central Luzon launched last week a signature campaign to draw support for the government’s grassroots participatory budgeting (GPB) system and protect development projects for the region.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ hits northern Luzon; mass evacuations reported

Trapped residents are rescued to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 AP

Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) hit land at the northern tip of Cagayan province on Friday but, unlike other places, disaster response and local government officials in the Cagayan Valley region did not report any widespread flooding or mass evacuations despite the heavy rains dumped by the storm.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

204 cases filed vs erring cops in C. Luzon

The number of policemen facing administrative and criminal cases in Central Luzon is increasing, with 204 cases filed since 2013, records showed.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lapid case shows how public funds were stolen, say farmers

Senator Lito Lapid. INQUIRER file photo

The P5-million fertilizer anomaly that the Office of the Ombudsman has uncovered in Pampanga province, and for which Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid and five others face trial for graft, has provided a window to the P728-million fertilizer scam in 2004, a leader of a farmers’ group in Central Luzon said.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon hardest-hit

Unisan, one of Quezon province’ seaside municipalities, is among those hardest hit by Typhoon Glenda. What used to be the concrete-and-metal covered basketball court at the center of the poblacion is now reduced to skeletal frame-like wreckage. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jalex Darca Larong

Disaster officials on Friday considered Quezon as the worst-hit by Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Calabarzon, with at least 10 persons killed and 75 others injured in the province that remained without power four days after the typhoon hit the region.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »