By DJ Yap
Farmers on a hunger strike at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) building on Friday accused Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of deceiving the public when he said his department would be able to distribute 160,000 hectares of land by the end of 2012.
By Cynthia D. Balana
She stands out from the crowd, thanks to her signature streak that has changed from red to blue to President Aquino’s campaign color yellow.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is studying proposals to extend the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to poor children aged 15 to 18 to encourage them to complete their high school education, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said here on Friday.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has advised Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo to refrain from putting his name on bags of relief goods distributed to people affected by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Cebu and Negros provinces last week.
By TJ Burgonio
The logs that tumbled down on Iligan City from a swollen river and left a wide swath of destruction will be used to build the homes of tens of thousands of victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” officials said on Friday.
By TJ Burgonio
, Tonette Orejas
The budget for the conditional cash transfer program, known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP), will be increased from P21 billion this year to P39 billion in 2012, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga on Monday. The program will cover three million poor families next year. “The PPPP is [...]
COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Malacañang officials have allayed fears of local executives in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) that the officers in charge President Benigno Aquino III would appoint are truly reform-oriented and have the vision to uplift the socioeconomic condition of its people. In Saturday’s meeting here with ARMM officials, led by Executive Secretary [...]