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Snatcher nabbed for taking Lacson wife’s earrings

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : Metro   |  Views : 283
By : Itchie Cabayan

THE wife of rehabilitation czar and former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson fell victim to a snatcher in Divisoria, Manila Monday afternoon.                                        Police arrested the snatcher identified as Marvin Antonio, of Binondo, Manila, along with his cohorts Benjamin Cabrera of Parola, Tondo, and Ronald Pallega of Vitas, Tondo. Alice,... Read more

Diarrhea cases up in Romblon

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : Provincial   |  Views : 157
By : Lee Ann P. Ducusin

THE Department of Health Regional Office IV-B is constantly monitoring the rising diarrhea cases in Romblon province. DoH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo warned residents of Romblon, particularly in the municipalities of Cajidiocan and San Fernando, to take necessary precautions and practice personal hygiene to avoid becoming a victim of diarrhea.... Read more

Newborn deaths high among PH poor

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 188

THE Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world where there is great inequality in newborn deaths between the richest and poorest populations, a study conducted by an international children aid agency revealed. This prompted “Save the Children” to launch the program “Ending Newborn Deaths: Ensuring Every Baby... Read more

P5B student loan fund proposed

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 235

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV has sought the creation of a P5 billion student loan fund to help high school graduate students pursue a college education. He earlier filed Senate Bill No. 637 or the Comprehensive Student Loan Program designed to strengthen the educational assistance program of the Commission on Higher... Read more

‘Penitensya’ banned from jails

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : Metro   |  Views : 165

THE leadership of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is not allowing inmates to undergo “penitensya” or scourging themselves – as some do during the Holy Week. Also yesterday, all jails under the BJMP were placed under red alert until Monday to prevent any escapes and other incidents during... Read more

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