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Apeco protests huge budget cuts for 2015


The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO) protested on Wednesday the huge cuts in its proposed budget for 2015, saying it would dampen the growth prospects of Aurora province.

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

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 »

World Bank poorly prepared for conflict countries – study


The World Bank’s anti-poverty programs are not well-structured for countries beset by conflict, and do too little for women suffering from violence, according to internal study released Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Albay governor elected chair of UN Green Climate Fund Board

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. FILE PHOTO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has been elected chairman of the United Nations Green Climate Fund Board, the first Filipino and Asian to be elected chair of the 24-man board.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t asked to stop shanty demolitions


The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »