Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna said debt relief, or the writing off of debts from international credit banks, can free government funds for rehabilitation.
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Calling her “Pork Barrel Queen” and “My Amnesia Girl”, netizens let out their anger in social media after Janet Napoles dodges questions in Thursday’s Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on her alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.
Ukay-ukay vendors told Davao Today they were taken by surprise with the confiscation as they were abiding by the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s policy to occupy one-third of the sidewalk. “We put our wares on the side. I didn’t expect them to do this. They even took items we kept away,” said Nurhata Mama, who said she has been selling the ukay-ukay for years.
A statue of National Hero Andres Bonifacio goes unnoticed by the throng of voters searching their precincts in Cesario Villa Abrille Elementary School in Barangay Bucana 76-A during Monday’s barangay election. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)
From being a college editor-in-chief, Sangguniang Kabataan chair, to city councilor, close Duterte ally Angela Librado-Trinidad now holds a new title — barangay captain.
Kaugmaon executive director Florie Butiong-Tacang said their campaign has only reached ten per cent success in minimizing child labor working on hazardous conditions.
Their study showed cases where children worked in packing urea fertilizer in a refinery, and others cleaning bottles for a recycling plant. In both cases, children worked without protective gear and even worked overnight for days.
“Are authorities really that insensitive to children’s rights, that children can become collateral damage to military offensives?” asked Rius Valle, Children’s Rehabilitation Center Southern Mindanao spokesperson
Maribojoc town mayor Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco clarified his position in barring the Philippine National Red Cross from distributing relief packs in his quake-torn town in Bohol, saying he was all for centralization of the relief effort while at the same time shunning dole-outs.
City’s traffic officials announced that around 300 drivers were caught over the week for violating traffic and vehicle rules, but none of them were the uso-uso (fast engine) drivers.
Phivolcs said officials should be prepared for such disasters as the country lies in “an active earthquake generation area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire” with one Philippine Fault Zone running from Manila to Mati, Davao Oriental.