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An open secret in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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A young mother was in a quandary where to find money to feed herself and her 9-month-old baby.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ mothers struggle for survival

In this picture taken on Oct. 17, 2014, Emily Sagalis holds her baby girl inside her house in Tacloban, Leyte. Emily Sagalis gave birth on a concrete slab after battling storm surges that killed thousands, then like many new mothers in razed communities of the Philippines began another perilous struggle for survival with her baby. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Emily Sagalis gave birth on a concrete slab after battling storm surges that killed thousands, then like many new mothers in razed communities of the Philippines began another perilous struggle for survival with her baby.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Poverty pushes farmer’s daughter to top board test

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Noralyn Fernandez Sacoco did not make it to the honors list when she graduated from Data Center College of the Philippines here. She, however, amazed school officials, her friends and relatives when she topped the licensure examination for elementary school teachers given in August.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace OK with mandatory PhilHealth for seniors but wants poor covered first

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Following the Department of Justice’s recommendation for the passage of a bill providing for mandatory PhilHealth coverage of Filipino senior citizens, Malacañang on Sunday said it is open to idea but the administration’s priority is to focus on the poorest of the poor.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Pantawid’ program working; hunger situation worse without it – Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman refused to acknowledge Wednesday that the government’s conditional cash transfer program for the poor may not be working in the face of the worsening hunger incidence in the country.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Nation | Read More »

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