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Church, LGUs forge partnership to monitor P20B spending for projects

Atty. Edmundo Abesamis, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and Sec Mar Roxas. Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

Continuing the legacy of the late Jesse Robredo, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle have forged a partnership allowing the religious sector to monitor the P20 billion spending for local government projects.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

10 hurt in bid to oust Tuguegarao mayor

At least 10 people were hurt on Thursday when officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the police served the dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano at Tuguegarao City Hall, where hundreds of the mayor’s supporters had been holding vigil since Monday.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

99 percent of police forces are doing their jobs well—Roxas

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIERER.net

‎Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II defended the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday, saying that 99-percent or the “overwhelming majority” of the police forces are doing their jobs well.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 cops in Edsa kidnap charged with same crime in 2011

edsa kidnapping cops

Two cops involved in the Edsa robbery-kidnap incident last week have been charged with the same crime in 2011, a police offical said, adding that the cases against them are still pending before the National Police Commission.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »