Soliman orders 10,000 family packs for delivery to Bohol every day

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Soliman orders 10,000 family packs for delivery to Bohol every day 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman has directed DSWD Field Office VII in Cebu to continue repacking family packs in order to achieve the target of P10,000 family packs everyday for delivery to Bohol.

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Quake death toll now 190, damage almost P1-B

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Quake death toll now 190, damage almost P1-B 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The death toll of the 7.2 quake that struck Central Visayas Tuesday morning last week climbed to 190 while the damage has hit to almost P1 billion mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

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Roxas directs PNP to check alleged hoarding of relief goods in Bohol

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Roxas directs PNP to check alleged hoarding of relief goods in Bohol 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate reports on alleged hoarding of relief goods already delivered to towns and barangays by disaster officials from the national and provincial government.

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Comelec postpones barangay polls in Bohol

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Comelec postpones barangay polls in Bohol 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Monday the postponement of Barangay elections in the province of Bohol.

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25 families affected by Santi receive P10-K financial assistance from DSWD

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on 25 families affected by Santi receive P10-K financial assistance from DSWD 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Some 25 families with members who died at the height of tropical storm 'Santi' in Central Luzon will be receiving P10,000 financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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5 hurt as bus rams GMA van in Bulacan

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on 5 hurt as bus rams GMA van in Bulacan 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Five people were hurt after a Victory Liner Bus bumped a GMA Network van at the southbound portion of the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Marilao, Bulacan early Tuesday morning

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Power to be fully restored in quake-battered Bohol — NDRRMC

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Power to be fully restored in quake-battered Bohol — NDRRMC 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that power is still to be fully restored in the quake-battered areas of Bohol.

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Solon seeks inquiry into experimental farm of “Golden Rice” in Camarines Sur

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Solon seeks inquiry into experimental farm of “Golden Rice” in Camarines Sur 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — A lawmaker is calling for a congressional inquiry into the experimental farm of a genetically modified rice variety called “Golden Rice” in Pili, Camarines Sur to determine if such agricultural product is fit for human consumption.

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Establishment of a hospital dedicated for teachers proposed

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on Establishment of a hospital dedicated for teachers proposed 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Two lawmakers have filed a measure that would ensure the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality health to teachers who are considered as among the most reliable and dedicated public servants.

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50 distressed OFWs from Jeddah arrive

October 22, 2013 11:12 am· Comments Off on 50 distressed OFWs from Jeddah arrive 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — A total of 50 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived in the country late Monday night after availing of the government’s repatriation program.

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