More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.
At least 18,000 protesters on Monday took to the streets in the Visayas in one of the biggest protests against President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the region in recent years.
By DJ Yap
Expect less rains especially in Visayas and Mindanao by October due to El Niño, according to the state weather bureau.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The weather bureau expects a potential cyclone, which formed Wednesday morning within the country’s area of responsibility, to bring rains that could trigger floods and landslides in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The approval of rehabilitation funds for areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas has been delayed by additional reports required by the office of rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson.