DepEd completes 2,885 classrooms

April 18, 2015 8:13 pm

MALOLOS CITY: The Department of Education (DepEd) has completed the construction of 2,885 classrooms in Central Luzon through its Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase 1. The classrooms, which were officially turned over to school officials on Friday … Read more »

LGUs, tourism sector hit DPWH

April 18, 2015 8:12 pm

BAGUIO CITY: Irritated local government officials of Baguio City and Benguet joined the tourism sector in calling on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to make the necessary coordination before implementing its road repair projects. The call came … Read more »

Boat of Hope: Propelling accessible education

April 18, 2015 8:10 pm

In a province famous for its pristine beaches and vast shorelines, there are many children from far-flung island communities whose families can barely afford to send them to school. This inspired Adrian Karl Cobardo, a public school teacher from San … Read more »

3 OFWs from Bohol report maltreatment

April 18, 2015 8:09 pm

The Bohol Office for OFW Welfare has reported three distress calls by Bohol residents working overseas whose maltreatment cases reached the regional director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Cebu City. The first case involved a domestic helper … Read more »

Dumagat names faked in Bulacan recall petition

April 17, 2015 8:34 pm

HAGONOY, Bulacan: The tribal governor and members of the Dumagat tribe in Bulacan were allegedly among the petitioners whose names and signatures found to be falsified in the recall petition against Gov. Wilhemino Sy-Alvarado. At least 10 tribal members from … Read more »

DA body approves P1.5-B Bicol projects

April 17, 2015 8:33 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: The Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) for Bicol of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has approved various subprojects worth P1.5 billion for funding and implementation this year in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. … Read more »

Two ex-Cebu officials face graft raps

April 17, 2015 8:32 pm

The Office of the Ombudsman has found sufficient ground to file graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Bogo, Cebu Mayor Celestino Martinez 3rd and Municipal Treasurer Rhett Minguez in connection with the fertilizer fund scam. Martinez and Minguez can … Read more »

Security forces nab 2 kidnappers in Zamboanga

April 17, 2015 8:31 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military authorities have arrested two notorious kidnappers in a raid on a village in Zamboanga Sibugay’s Payao town, officials said on Friday.  Officials said the two men – Bandong Wahab and Omma Jain – were being … Read more »

NCIP has P35M cash advances

April 16, 2015 9:05 pm

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has P35.46 million in unliquidated cash advances at of the end of 2013, state auditors said. In a 2013 audit report on NCIP this week, the Commission on Audit (COA) said the sum … Read more »

Batangas mayor denies hand in Magsino slay

April 16, 2015 9:04 pm

Batangas: Mayor Eduardo Dimacuha of Batangas City denied any involvement in the killing of Melinda “Mei” Magsino, after his name was mentioned in a newspaper report on Wednesday. Lawyer Erwin Aguilera, spokesperson and legal counsel of the Dimacuhas, said the … Read more »