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Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Urban poor women welcome birth control victory

In this photo taken April 8, 2014, shows Christina Bantasan, 25, holds her five month old baby in Baseco one of Manila biggest slum.  Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Manila slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.   AFP

Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Donations pour in for US mom facing charges

This photo provided by Scottsdale police, Shanesha Taylor is shown. Taylor, 35, had an important job interview last month at an insurance company across town in Scottsdale. But she couldn’t find a babysitter for her 2-year-old son and 6-month old baby. She made the decision to leave her children in her Dodge Durango outside the office where she was interviewing with the key still in the ignition. That ill-fated decision landed the mother of two in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday, April 7, 2014, where she was arraigned on two charges of child abuse. Neither Taylor nor her court-appointed attorney has responded to requests for comment. AP

A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two young children in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle laments poverty amid progress

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, gestures during a press conference at Manila International Airport after arriving from Rome on March 21, 2013. Tagle has expressed alarm over the rising unemployment and worsening poverty in the Philippines despite the highly touted economic growth rates. AFP

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has expressed alarm over the rising unemployment and worsening poverty in the country despite the highly touted economic growth rates.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PhilHealth to help make gov’t hospitals self-sustaining—Ona

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Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona has expressed optimism that government hospitals would become self-sustaining as the Aquino administration was pushing for more PhilHealth enrollment, particularly among the poorest of the poor.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Malabon hospital flood-free, propoor

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Residents of Malabon City will soon have a flood-free hospital offering high-quality but “propoor” medical services.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DSWD hires workers to check if dole recipients are still the poorest

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is to verify whether the beneficiaries of government financial aid remain among the poorest of the poor, and will need to hire 1,245 new staff members to carry out the task.

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

No end in sight for ‘Yolanda’ widow’s woes

This file photo taken on Nov. 15, 2013, shows typhoon victim Jennifer Pulga checking on her husband as she keeps him alive by manualy pumping air into his lungs following his leg amputation that led to an infection, at the Divine Word hospital which still operated without electrical power on the 7th day of the Typhoon Yolanda disaster in Tacloban.  AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE LOPEZ

Jennifer Pulga endured the depths of helplessness as she pumped the last air her husband would breathe into his typhoon-battered body, and her life since has felt barely any more in control.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Nutrition program for Payatas children

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The Wong Chu King Foundation (WCKF), a philanthropic nongovernment organization providing assistance to poor and underprivileged sectors, will fund the feeding of malnourished children from poor families residing in Barangay (village) Payatas, Quezon City.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UP reforms still ‘band-aid,’ says Kristel dad; march set

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The Oblation: A symbol of UP’s aspirations for academic excellence and also a rallying point for student activism  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

A year after University of the Philippines (UP) Manila freshman Kristel Tejada killed herself over her family’s inability to pay her tuition, her father called the reforms undertaken since then by the university as “band-aid solutions.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Son of trike driver, veggie vendor shines as UP student leader

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JP  helped mom sell vegetables during summer vacations. Photo from facebook.com

To make ends meet, his father works as a tricycle driver while his mother sells vegetables. Neither of them reached college, something they now want badly for their eldest child “JP” to finish.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Struggling out of poverty rut

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A University professor once likened Camarines Norte to a “poor man sitting on a pot of gold” because of its widespread poverty amid a plenitude of mineral resources. Since then, the province has been struggling to shed off the image and may have made a stride following a survey of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

28 years after Edsa: PH yet to win fight vs poverty

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Two neophyte senators believe that 28 years after the first People Power revolt in 1986, Filipinos have yet to win the fight against poverty and unemployment.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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