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Hopeless mother sends baby to morgue; baby turns out to be alive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A mother was recently prompted by financial woes to remove her baby from intubation and send him to the morgue, even if the baby had not yet been declared dead. Two-week-old baby Aldrin was rushed to a hospital in General Santos Doctors Hospital on July 20, due to signs of weakness. …

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MMDA: DPWH should construct temporary bridge before rehabilitating Sucat Interchange

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday recommended to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) the construction of a temporary bridge before rehabilitating the Sucat Interchange in Parañaque City. “Kailangan ng proper planning. Baka puwedeng maglagay muna sila ng temporary bridge na madadaanan ng mga sasakyan bago nila gibain ‘yung …

Palace: 2015 proposed national budget aims to benefit the poor

MANILA — The Palace said on Sunday that the proposed 2015 national budget aims to lift the million of Filipinos out of poverty. “Ang pambansang budget para sa 2015 ay may temang “kaunlaran para sa lahat” sapagkat naglalayon itong isulong ang pag-angat at pag-asenso ng milyon-milyong Pilipinong nasa laylayan ng lipunan. Matatamo ito sa pamamagitan …

Government efforts in battling media killings remain unabated

MANILA — The government is laying down reforms to promote protection of journalists, a Palace official said on Sunday. “Pagtunton at pagkumpiska sa loose firearms, pagpapahusay sa kapabilidad ng mga alagad ng batas, pagpapatatag sa sistema ng katarungan, pagsuporta sa pagpapalaganap ng media ethics and standards—‘yan ang mga haligi ng programa ng pamahalaan upang mapigil …

Palace renew calls for Filipinos in Libya to heed gov’t’s call for repatriation

MANILA — Malacanang on Sunday renewed its call for Filipinos in Libya to repatriate themselves as the conflict there continues. “Tinatawagan po muli ang ating mga kababayang nasa Libya at pati na rin ang kanilang mga kamag-anak dito na pagtulungan po natin ang paghikayat sa kanila na lumikas na sa lalong madaling panahon para sa …

Drilon urges Comelec to impose online voting for 12 million Filipinos abroad

MANILA – Senate President Franklin Drilon urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday to make sure the estimated 12 million Filipinos abroad will be able to register and vote online in the 2016 polls under the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Act of 2013. “It is high time that the Comelec adopt all the necessary …

Santiago seeks up to Php10-M penalty for unreasonable oil price hike

MANILA – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill seeking imposition of civil penalties on unreasonable price increases for crude oil, residual fuel oil and refine petroleum products. Dubbed as ‘Fuel Pricing Fairness Act’, the Senate Bill 2295 aims to impose a fine of Php1 up to Php10 million on excessive price increase for …

Santiago files bill protecting seniors from scammers

MANILA – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill establishing an advisory office within the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that will primarily protect senior citizens from any kind of fraud or scams. ”The seniors have the right to be free from abuse or exploitation of any kind,” Santiago explained in her Senate …

LRPA to be fitted with a variety of weapons, sensor systems –DND

MANILA — To ensure the maximum capability of the two long range patrol aircraft (LRPA) it is acquiring for P5.9 billion, the Department of National Defense (DND) has said the planes will be fitted with a variety of “hard points” which will allow them to carry a variety of weapons and sensor systems. In its …

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