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Land swap or Aquino OK eyed to keep children’s hospital in QC site

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HERE TO STAY?  For the last 34 years, the government hospital has been occupying a 3.7-hectare property at the corner of Agham Road and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.  INQUIRER PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

What will it take for NHA to donate land to children’s hospital?

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NHA General Manager Chito Cruz. Photo from nha.gov.ph

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.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

The 2014 Philippine Model Congress

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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).

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Learning | Read More »

LGUs told to stop violating law on solid waste

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Why witnesses under gov’t protection ‘enjoy’ program

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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.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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