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Newborn deaths high among PH poor

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 130

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 : 182

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

PH-NZ discuss job measures

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 107
By : Cristina Lee-Pisco

The Philippines and New Zealand have started discussing arrangements about specific provisions for the recruitment and deployment of Filipino skilled workers to New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a report to the DFA, Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia Benavidez said she recently met with George... Read more

Bishop decries ‘selective’ pork scam investigations

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 111
By : Lee Ann Ducusin

A Catholic bishop has decried the “selective” investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman and Senate Blue Ribbon Committee into the alleged involvement of three lawmakers in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scandal. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said investigating panels are giving too much attention to Senators Juan Ponce Enrile,... Read more

Pimentel eyes dep’t of prisons

Published : Thursday April 17, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 153

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel III wants to create a new department to solely handle the management of the country’s prison system so it could focus on decongesting prison facilities by expediting the resolution of cases of inmates. He noted that the prison system’s major functions are split between two agencies, the... Read more

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