By Leila B. Salaverria
Senators hope to help resolve by yearend concerns over whether the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) would remain in its Quezon City location, as they called on President Benigno Aquino III to issue a proclamation donating the 3.7-hectare property to the hospital that caters mostly to the indigent.
By Maila Ager
The National Housing Authority (NHA) expressed readiness on Tuesday to donate to the Philippine Children’s Medical Central (PCMC) the 3.7-hectare land it is currently occupying in Quezon City but which belongs to the NHA if the President would issue a proclamation.
Last month, 400 youth leaders, chosen out of more than 1,000 applicants from all over the Philippines, filed into the hallowed halls of the Philippine Senate for the Philippine Model Congress 2014 (PMC2014).
Sen. Loren Legarda has appealed to local governments to comply with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) as 576 open dumps are still operating after the law banned these in 2000.
By Maila Ager
With free meals, allowance, and a secured place, it’s no wonder that many of the witnesses under government protection are “enjoying” it so much so that some of them have chosen to stay in the program for 10 years, an official told a Senate hearing on Thursday.