By Bong Lozada
As various government agencies send donations for the survivors of Typhoon “Glenda,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council assured that the funds used to purchase goods are not part of the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
By Tina G. Santos
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and other Church officials urged the Catholic faithful on Thursday to help the victims of Typhoon Glenda in Luzon and some parts of the Visayas.
A ROBBERY suspect with 11 warrants issued for his arrest was finally captured in Marikina City. Michael Bautista, alias “Baltik,” surrendered without a fight when cornered by the police on the night of July 5 in Barangay Sto. Niño, where he also lived. The 33-year-old Bautista is considered the third most wanted man in the city and has 11 warrants of arrest to his name for robbery-holdup and vehicle theft, according to Senior Supt. Vincent Calanoga, chief of Marikina City police.
Manong Ondo (full name withheld upon request), 64, who tends a small rice farm, is at a loss how and where to find money to pay for the compulsory “donation”for Brigada Eskwelaat Agusan del Sur National High School (ASNHS).
Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, gave generous donations to priests and nuns, according to the digital files of principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy.