Another deadly selfie.
Eighteen-year old student Meynard Villanueva finished grade school in 2008 with highest honors. But because his parents had no stable source of income, he was not able to enroll in high school.
The number of teenage mothers in the Ilocos region has risen over the past 10 years, alarming population officials who have raised concerns over the young child-bearers’ health.
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.