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Save the Children Philippines is planning to put up a total of 10 temporary learning spaces in Mindanao to step up its assistance to the children displaced by the series of earthquake that hit the region last month. "Right now, our setting up of temporary learning spaces is ongoing. These are standard classroom-sized tents that kids can use as classroom...
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is hoisted in 3 areas Wednesday as tropical depression "Ramon" slightly accelerates and moves northwest. In its 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said TCWS No. 1 is hoisted over Catanduanes, Eastern Samar and the eastern portion of Northern Samar. Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains...
Ahead of the scheduled budget hearing this November, Senator Win Gatchalian expresses concern that the budget to be allocated for the Department of Energy's (DOE) total electrification program of the country could end up as slush fund or simply "pork". The DOE is pushing for a ₱2.3 billion budget for 2020 of which ₱500 million will go to its Total...
Senator Win Gatchalian pushes for the creation of a world-class and independent energy research and policy institute as soon as possible to help address research and policy gaps in the local energy sector and bring about reforms that will directly benefit Filipinos. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, has defended the need for an independent energy think-tank during...
Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday said that teenage pregnancy is a problem that can't be solved by using only one approach. She said that it needs to be tackled on multiple levels before it can be addressed efficiently and responsibly. Her remarks are a response to a statement from Commission on Population (PopCom) Regional Director Lydo Espanol who blamed...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has expressed support behind Vice President Leni Robredo's decision to accept the position as co-chair of the committee against illegal drugs to ensure the government's success in winning the anti-narcotics campaign. De Lima, a known human rights defender, said Robredo's acceptance of Mr. Duterte's designation for her as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has expressed alarm over the rising incidents of cybersex trafficking involving children in the Philippines despite existing laws meant to shield and guard them against all forms of exploitation and violence. De Lima filed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 201 directing the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality to inquire into...
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift-bank arm of the Metrobank Group, continued to make strides as it registered PhP813.0 Million in net income for the 3rd quarter of 2019 alone, a 20.1% increase versus the same period last year. This translated to a year-to-date net income of PhP2.2 Billion, up by 8.4% in the first nine months of 2019...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has denounced the recent killing of an Ilocos Sur judge that once again adds up to the growing list of members of the legal profession who were killed under the Duterte administration. De Lima, a known election lawyer before she joined government service, called the murder of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has reintroduced a Senate measure seeking to ensure equal opportunities for men and women aiming to join the police force by hiring more female police officers in the Philippine National Police (PNP). De Lima filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 1148 which seeks to increase the composition of women police officers in the PNP by...
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