By Carmel Loise Matus
Eighty-five down. Around a thousand more to go. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has approved a total of 85 programs of work out of 1,066 that need to be approved for the rehabilitation of government infrastructure destroyed by last year’s 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.
Sen. Loren Legarda has appealed to local governments to comply with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) as 576 open dumps are still operating after the law banned these in 2000.
In observance of the first anniversary of the 7.2 earthquake that brought Bohol to its knees, President Benigno Aquino III has declared Wednesday, October 15, a special non-working day in the province.
By Carine M. Asutilla
The social networking site Facebook holds an enormous amount of information about its more than a billion users worldwide, including what authorities say could be leads to the lifestyles of police officers and their families in the Philippines.
By Frances Mangosing
Ten months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) plowed through Central and Eastern Visayas, victims in the town of Santa Fe are still not getting enough help from the national government.