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DSWD cites need to speed up adoption process

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has raised the need to speed up the domestic adoption and fostering process in a recent dialogue with child advocates from nongovernment organizations and representatives from foreign embassies.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t willing to work with Poe to feed poor kids

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma: Prepared to work with Senator Poe  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is willing to work with Sen. Grace Poe in addressing hunger and malnutrition problems, especially among children.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

15M PH kids hungry–Poe

EYEING HUNGER  Sen. Grace Poe (left) calls for an increased budget for feeding programs for children like this tot (right), in a privilege speech at the Senate on Monday.  PHOTO OF SENATOR POE COURTESY OF THE SENATE/RIGHT PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

It’s the paradox of our times: A great number of Filipinos, including 15 million children, remain hungry or malnourished while the Philippine economy continues to soar, Sen. Grace Poe lamented on Monday, as she called for concrete action to address this scourge.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Man on a mission to walk for kids with cancer

FROILAN Salaysay uses the power of his feet, and kind heart, to reach places to gather help for children stricken with cancer.      Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The man, who began walking 2,486 kilometers from Aparri town, Cagayan province, to Manila on Oct. 1 to draw attention to the financial needs of children stricken with cancer, reached Bulacan province on Friday.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Case of 11-year-old ‘pan de sal’ vendor still a robbery–police


As far as the police and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are concerned, the inconsistencies in the statements of an 11-year-old pan de sal vendor who claimed he lost his earnings to a robber may be due to trauma.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »