Monthly Archives: November 2013

Biazon, 6 ex-solons in pork scam raps

MANILA — The government on Friday filed malversation, bribery and graft and corruption charges against Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, six other former lawmakers and 27 others in connection with the pork

Gov’t admits failure in rice sufficiency

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino’s promise of rice sufficiency in his last State of the Nation Address cannot be fulfilled in 2013 and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala blames it on the rain.

Payments moratorium, interest-free loans for Yolanda victims

MANILA — President Aquino has ordered government-owned and controlled corporations and government financial institutions to grant a six-month moratorium on loan payments, and extend interest-free loans to individuals, companies, and groups directly

UN readies 200,000 jobs for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

TACLOBAN – Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of a catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities

DSWD sets up one-stop shop for foreign donations

MANILA  - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Visayas office in Cebu has set up a one-stop processing station for all foreign donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims at the

Bonifacio pushed as national hero

MANILA — To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero. Three members