Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors still struggle to recover six months after tragedy

(Reuters) — Survivors continued to face enormous challenges to rebuild their lives nearly six months after super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere, reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the Central Philippines on November 8. A report by the national disaster agency place the numbers of deaths at 6,300 people. Haiyan left four million either homeless or with damaged homes. The Southeast Asian country, estimated […]

Former senator Pangilinan takes oath as Food Security Adviser

Former senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has officially joined President Aquino’s cabinet as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization. President Aquino administered the oath of office to Pangilinan in Malacanang Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Secretary Pangilinan is tasked to handle all concerns related to food and agriculture. He is expected to head the following former agencies of the Department of Agriculture:    National Food Authority (NFA),   National Irrigation Authority (NIA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and […]

Registration Of New Voters Starts Today

The registration of new voters for the 2016 elections officially starts today with the Commission on Elections simultaneously starting its “Walkah-walkah” education campaign. The registration period will last until October 31, 2015.

4 suspected drug pushers arrested in a buy bust operation in Marikina

In a buy-bust operation conducted by Marikina police, together with local government officials, 4 suspected drug pushers were arrested as they were caught in the act of allegedly putting shabu in sachet. 70 grams of shabu worth 29,000 pesos and other drug paraphernalia were confiscated by the police. The buy-bust operation is part of the Marikina City government’s intensified campaign against drug pushers.

New Lawyers Take Their Oath

1,147 Bar Examination passers  take their oath Monday as new lawyers after passing the 2013 Bar Exams.  The oath-taking of the new lawyers happened on May 5 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

Philippines and US start Balikatan exercises

The Philippines and the United States started its two-week Balikatan exercises involving 5,500 soldiers from both countries, after United States President Barack Obama’s promise to support the Philippines in its territorial dispute against China.