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Aid pours in for robbed ‘pan de sal’ boy

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman

Government assistance continues to pour in for the 11-year-old pan de sal vendor whose traumatic encounter with a robber last week broke netizens’ hearts.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Fresh lava cascades down Mayon slope; volcanologists brace for eruption

In this handout photo taken on October 12, 2014 and released by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) shows the crater of Mayon volcano spewing smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. AFP

Volcanologists are now bracing for the eruption of Mayon Volcano after fresh lava cascaded down its slope.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWD targets ‘near-poor’ Filipinos

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman: Investment in the future.  FILE PHOTO

Who are “near-poor” Filipino families?

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ aftermath: Gov’t brings relief to Ilocos, to restore power in 4 days


Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City


Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »