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Padaca ‘in limbo’ but keeps working

Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca. FILE PHOTO

With her status as an election commissioner hanging as Malacañang remains silent on her reappointment after she was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments, Grace Padaca has taken to calling herself the “commissioner in limbo.”

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec designates July 20 as day of voter registration for PWDs


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging persons with disabilities (PWDs) to get out and register for the 2016 national elections this Sunday (July 20), which has been declared by the poll body as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House body approves VAT exemption for PWDs


The House of Representatives ways and means committee approved in principle a bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from paying value-added tax (VAT), but the measure would need some fine-tuning.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Van with disabled, kids collide with truck; 3 dead


Three persons, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed while 10 others were injured when the van they were riding in collided with a truck in Argao town, 66.9 kilometers south of here, on Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Elsie Gaches Village: A refuge for children with special needs


Children of all ages filled rows of chairs at a covered court in Muntinlupa City, patiently waiting for the President’s arrival. It was a hot Friday afternoon and one would expect a lot of restlessness and noise, but the children of Elsie Gaches Village were well-behaved.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »