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Philhealth admits hike in fraudulent claims

July 1, 2015 10:55 pm

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) on Wednesday admitted that the number of suspicious claims for benefits is growing. Philhealth President Alex Padilla told members of Senate Blue Ribbon committee that they are looking into these suspicious claims filed by … Read more »

Erap skips UNA party launching

July 1, 2015 10:55 pm

A pillar of the United Nationalist Alliance, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, did not show up at UNA’s launching as a political party in Makati City (Metro Manila) on Wednesday. Estrada’s absence during the launch of … Read more »

Farmers welcome SC ruling on coco fund

July 1, 2015 10:54 pm

THE Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the claimants movement Coco Levy Fund Ibalik sa Amin (Claim) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision stopping the government from “plundering” the P73 billion coco levy funds. “While the high court’s order … Read more »

Palace ‘abandons’ sacked Purisima

July 1, 2015 10:54 pm

Malacañang has finally given up on resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima. “Make no mistake, the rule of law applies to everyone, friend or foe. We expect the Ombudsman order to be carried out as directed,” said Presidential … Read more »

S Korea donates landing craft utility

July 1, 2015 10:54 pm

THE South Korean government has donated a landing craft utility (LCU) to the Philippines which officials said will boost the capability of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR). But according to the … Read more »

Napocor approves P37-M power projects

July 1, 2015 10:52 pm

THE National Power Corp. (Napocor) has already awarded the contract for the construction of two New Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) in Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte and Camandag Island in Western Samar. Napocor said the Calaguas Island power plant … Read more »

Korean student under quarantine

July 1, 2015 10:51 pm

BACOLOD CITY: A Korean student has been placed under observation at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) as a suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) case after manifesting symptoms of the disease. Dr. Carmela Gensoli of the … Read more »

State of calamity declared in Isabela town

July 1, 2015 10:51 pm

LUNA, Isabela: This town in the third district of Isabela has been declared under the state of calamity following a dengue outbreak. Luna Mayor Jaime Atayde has reported at least 33 residents afflicted with dengue fever in the past weeks … Read more »

Iloilo official in hot water for not issuing permits

July 1, 2015 10:50 pm

ILOILO CITY: A city engineer is facing an administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly not issuing a certification of a building permit and fencing permit pertaining to the construction of the Iloilo Guimaras ferry terminal in … Read more »

PDEA nabs jail guard in Puerto Princesa bust

July 1, 2015 10:50 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: A city jail guard was arrested on Monday by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) with P160,000-worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation. The suspect, … Read more »