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By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) approved in January a P16-million budget for the setup of permanent precinct count optical scan (PCOS) centers across the country in view of the May 13 elections, but taxpayers have yet to see any of these centers with just a few days to go before the balloting, according to a nongovernment organization based in San Juan City.
By DJ Yap
, Norman Bordadora
The mysterious nongoverment organization (NGO) that was the alleged recipient of millions of pesos in pork barrel funds apparently cannot even afford to pay the monthly rental on its tiny office space in Quezon City.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
LUCENA CITY—What good will the farmers’ certificate of land ownership be if it would only expose them to danger? Jansept Geronimo, campaign officer of the Quezon Association for Rural Development and Democratization Services (Quardds), said they had to rush to Bondoc Peninsula on Friday afternoon after receiving reports that most recipients of certificates of land [...]
By Vincent Cabreza
The militia formed by slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg was recently recognized as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) by the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) after the former rebel group began the process of disarmament.
By Linda B. Bolido
Arts and crafts teachers looking for new, unique and interesting but inexpensive projects for their students to do, especially decor and gifts for Christmas and New Year, should take a look at the suggestions offered by the book “3Rs of Fun in Waste.” The crafts are also environment-friendly as they use items that would have otherwise gone to dumpsites.
Fishermen in Masantol, Pampanga, who claimed to have been fraudulently listed as recipients of an emergency agricultural aid funded by proceeds from the Malampaya gas project in Palawan in 2009, have urged authorities to help them establish the background of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that ran the project.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes on Friday called on Congress to conduct a serious investigation on the operations of so-called ”non-government organizations” in the country following the fund scandal that involved the founder and president of Visayan Forum Foundation Inc., a group known for its campaign against human trafficking.
TWO non-profit, non-governmental organizations treated 33 street children from barangay Lorega, Cebu City to an outing at SM City Cebu on Aug. 11. Vibe Youth, an organization with members from Northern Ireland headed by Virmz Largo, partnered with Operation Mobilization Philippines (OMP)-Cebu in giving the street children a rare experience. The children were [...]
A total of 98 people, including 61 civilians, were killed in violence in Syria on Tuesday, as clashes raged between regime troops and rebels, monitors said.
By Tarra Quismundo
Aiming to ensure timely delivery of school furniture this school year, a civil society group has launched an initiative to watch over the procurement and delivery of school armchairs and desks across Mindanao as the Department of Education vows to fully address this shortage by the coming school year.
By Maila Ager
MANILA, Philippines—A former congressman has allegedly used his “pork barrel” through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fund a non-government organization’s (NGO) project, a move questioned by Senator Panfilo Lacson. Lacson branded as “illegal technicality” the revelation of DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman that the agency’s budget of P9.229 million for the Early [...]
By Cathy Yamsuan
MANILA, Philippines—A nongovernment organization (NGO) supposedly among the Department of Health’s (DoH) partners in its family planning program has ties to international lobby groups that implicitly support abortion, a senator said. Senate majority leader Vicente Sotto III, the most vocal among those against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, revealed that the Family Planning Organization of [...]
THERE are no changes in the members of the Cebu City Solid Waste Management Board. Councilor Nida Cabrera, who heads the City Council’s environment committee, said yesterday that Mayor Michael Rama agreed to a status quo after she complained about the replacement of the board’s NGO and private sector representatives. “The mayor listened. It will [...]