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COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

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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 »

Palace: Soliman still enjoys Aquino’s trust

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday said President Benigno Aquino III is satisfied with Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman’s work despite groups questioning the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s handling of relief operations and the conditional cash transfer.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bantayan Island still not getting enough help from national government

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After Yolanda Santa Fe

Ten months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) plowed through Central and Eastern Visayas, victims in the town of Santa Fe are still not getting enough help from the national government.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga refugees to be moved out of crowded camps by December –Soliman

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman has said December 15 has been set as the deadline for the transfer of residents displaced by the battle of Zamboanga in September 2013 to halfway houses while they await completion of their permanent new homes.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philpost’s unliquidated CCT funds only P1.6B, says DSWD

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that, contrary to a Commission on Audit (COA) report, only P1.6 billion in conditional cash transfer (CCT) funds remained unliquidated by the Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost), and not P5 billion.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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