February, 2013

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured on Thursday that enough funds and relief supplies are in place for the victims of Tropical Depression “Crising.” DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman said that P15.84 million in standby funds, P10.45 million in family food packs, and P42.44 million worth of relief supplies were prepositioned at DSWD […]

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

MANILA — Tropical Depression “Crising” is moving away from the country, but has left at least four people dead and over 180,000 people affected, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said early Friday. The NDRRMC identified the two latest fatalities as Nelson Jeminez, 40, of Barangay Sampao, Kapalong, Davao del Norte and […]

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

MANILA (Updated) – At least two people were dead while two others remain missing as Tropical Depression Crising dumped rains that triggered floods that affects 146,041 people in Mindanao, the state disaster agency said Thursday afternoon. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the fatalities namely: Erwin Campana, 43, a resident of Barangay […]

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

MANILA (Updated) – Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said Typhoon “Pablo” victims who ransacked the agency’s office in Davao City on Tuesday will have to face the consequences of their protest. “We respond to the exigency of public service at great cost to ourselves and our families. That we are now being subjected to harassment is […]

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

DAVAO – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the police to disperse the picket staged by Typhoon “Pablo” victims who looted Tuesday relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office. The picket, which started Monday afternoon, also turned violent early Wednesday when police battled typhoon survivors. Five cops were hurt and two […]

February 28th, 2013Updates 0 Comments

DAVAO — Thousands of Typhoon Pablo survivors looted Tuesday some 3,750 packs of relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) office in Davao City, affecting traffic and classes in nearby areas. The survivors stormed the DSWD regional office at 10:50 a.m. of Tuesday, decrying the agency’s failure to distribute 10,000 sacks […]

February 27th, 2013Photos 0 Comments

Pilot Nick Betin does precautionary measures, while the chase crew holds on to the SM City Clark hot air balloon before it takes off, during the recently-concluded 18th International Hot Air Balloon Festival. (Sun.Star Pampanga)

February 24th, 2013News 0 Comments

BAGUIO CITY – The Kabayan Youth Cultural Dance Troupe reclaimed its championship title in the open category of the 18th Panagbenga Festival grand street dancing parade on Saturday. Performing the Adivay, a celebration for a bountiful harvest, Kabayan performers from Kamora National High School wowed the crowd with the folktale of the local Gadate who […]

February 21st, 2013News 0 Comments

LOLONG, the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, may have died of pneumonia and cardiac arrest. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said Thursday these were the initial findings from a necropsy performed on the crocodile. “Lolong had a late-stage pneumonia and cardiac failure at the time of its death,” Paje said, citing the preliminary report submitted by

February 19th, 2013Events, Features, News, Stories 0 Comments

PRESCHOOLERS lightened up the mood of what could’ve been just another book launch when they sang “bugsay bugsay, kilingkiling diyutay” to the familiar tune of nursery rhyme “sit down, you’re rocking the boat” during a storytelling of the new book launched by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI). The book launch was held at the […]

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