Quake death toll climbs to 186 — NDRRMC

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Quake death toll climbs to 186 — NDRRMC 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, on its 6 a.m. Monday update, announced that the death toll for the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Central Visayas has now climbed to 186.

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Magnitude 5.4 aftershocks occur in Bohol

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 5.4 aftershocks occur in Bohol 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Six days after the the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that shook Central Visayas last Tuesday morning, massive aftershocks continued to jolt the region, particularly in the province of Bohol, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday.

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Comelec gun ban violators reach 438 – PNP

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Comelec gun ban violators reach 438 – PNP 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday announced the arrest almost 440 persons for violating the firearms ban.

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UN executive says DSWD's conditional cash transfer breaks cycle of poverty

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on UN executive says DSWD's conditional cash transfer breaks cycle of poverty 

MANILA Oct. 21 — The importance of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) was given emphasis and support by a visiting United Nations (UN) executive by saying it breaks the cycle of poverty.

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2 CEB domestic flights cancelled due to ‘aircraft situation’

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on 2 CEB domestic flights cancelled due to ‘aircraft situation’ 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Two domestic flights have been called off Monday due to “aircraft situation”, the Department of Transportation and Communications said.

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Damage caused by 7.2-magnitude quake nears P.9B

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Damage caused by 7.2-magnitude quake nears P.9B 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday announced that damage caused by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Central Visayas has hit the P867.244 million mark.

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Philhealth to provide benefits to quake victims — Malacanang

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Philhealth to provide benefits to quake victims — Malacanang 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The Philippine Health Insurance (Philhealth) will provide benefits to victims of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Central Visayas last week, a Palace official said.

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Strengthened Study Now Pay Later Program pushed

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Strengthened Study Now Pay Later Program pushed 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — A lawmaker has moved to strengthen the Study Now Pay Later Program (SNPLP) pioneered by President Aquino’s late father, Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., to enable the government to reach out to more poor but deserving students.

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New agricultural technologies vital to food security

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on New agricultural technologies vital to food security 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Agricultural productivity and food security are vital concerns of government which should not be ignored.

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Convergence initiative provide P228-M worth of projects in Cam Sur

October 21, 2013 11:21 am· Comments Off on Convergence initiative provide P228-M worth of projects in Cam Sur 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Agrarian reform beneficiaries in the municipality of Garchitorena in Camarines Sur will soon enjoy greater economic opportunities as the government pours various infrastructure and livelihood projects to help farmers increase their income.

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