Monthly Archives: July 2012

SC upholds Conditional Cash Transfer

MANILA — The Supreme Court on Monday gave its imprimatur to the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, the centerpiece poverty alleviation project of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. The High Court was

PH summons Cambodia envoy on China row

MANILA — The Philippines said on Tuesday that it had summoned Cambodia’s ambassador to explain comments he made accusing it and Vietnam of playing “dirty politics” in trying to solve a maritime

Heavy rains trigger class suspensions in PH

MANILA – Heavy rains in Metro Manila and nearby areas have prompted authorities to suspend classes anew Wednesday morning. Rains and strong winds brought about by typhoon “Gener” (international name: Saola) left

Thousands battle PH floods

MANILA — Tens of thousands battled neck-deep floods in the Philippines on Tuesday as Typhoon Gener continued to bring heavy rains, with the death toll from the storm rising to eight, officials

Comelec gets back slashed poll funding

MANILA — The Aquino administration has agreed to “substantially return” the P5-billion funding it slashed from the Commission on Elections’ proposed budget following the possibility it could revert to the manual counting

Opposition withdraws support of RH measure

MANILA — The minority members in the House of Representatives on Monday withdrew support on a controversial health bill— which the Catholic church opposes for being a population control measure—making its approval