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QC to spend over P66M on Christmas gifts to the poor

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. FILE PHOTO

Over P66.4 million worth of Christmas gifts have been cleared for distribution to Quezon City’s indigent families after the local council authorized Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into a contract with private firms to make the city’s yearly Yuletide offering possible.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Share a toy with kids this Christmas

THE SM Foundation and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are once again collaborating for the Share-A-Toy, Make a Child Happy project, which is now on its 14th year. This year’s tie-up was formalized in an agreement signed between DSWD Undersecretary in Institutional Development Group Angelita Medel, DSWD Assistant Bureau director Pacita Sarino, [...]

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

QC mayor seeks P66M budget for holiday gifts


Three councilors have come up with a resolution which will allow Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into a P66-million contract with private firms for the purchase of Christmas gifts that will be distributed to indigent residents.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kids may still hunt down godparents until Jan. 1


Here’s a tip to children coming from no less than a Roman Catholic priest: Don’t grouse if you failed to see your godparents on Christmas Day to ask them for gifts. You still have until New Year’s Day to hunt them down.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Warning sent out on toxic make-up sets for girls


The recent Miss Universe pageant may inspire little girls to play beauty queen and use toy cosmetics, but an anti-toxics group warned the public against giving these as Christmas gifts because of their high mercury content.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Elderlies get gifts from cops

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) played Santa and distributed gifts to 72 elderly men housed inside the “Gasa sa Gugma” compound run by the Missionaries of Charity yesterday.

Posted: December 18th, 2011 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Policemen warned: Don’t ask, accept Christmas gifts


In this season of giving, policemen in Central Visayas were  reminded not to ask for  or receive Christmas gifts from private individuals. The warning was issued by Director General Nicanor Bartolome, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), in his visit in Cebu. Bartolome said policemen should avoid  soliciting donations for their Christmas parties. Bartolome, [...]

Posted: December 15th, 2011 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »


MORE than two months after Typhoon “Pedring” destroyed their houses, thousands of residents remain at evacuation centers in Navotas City with no place to go. Give them hope this Christmas by donating gifts or money through the University of the Philippines’ College of Social Work and Community Development’s “Ngayong Pasko” project on Dec. 18. Check www. ngayongpasko.blogspot.com or call Dean Angelito Manalili (0927-913 8230) for more information. For details and pick-up arrangements, e-mail CD221222@gmail.com.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
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  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
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  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
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  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
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  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
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  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
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  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
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  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

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  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
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