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13 dead as floods, landslides hit ‘Pablo’-ravaged areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Days of rains triggered floods and landslide in the Caraga Region in Mindanao, killing at least 13 people, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). NDRRMC spokesperson Reynaldo Balido said seven people died in Davao...
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President Aquino enjoins all departments to support Pablo rehab

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has enjoined all departments, agencies, and Instrumentalities of the national government and local government units (LGUs) to actively support the full implementation of the Task Force Pablo Rehabilitation Plans and...
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DSWD reiterates appeal for increased vigilance vs human traffickers

MANILA, Sept. 5 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), co-chair of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), reiterated its appeal for increased vigilance against human trafficking. In a statement issued Thursday, the DSWD stressed that...
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Lawmaker seeks higher income tax exemption for K+12 parents

QUEZON CITY (Mabuhay) – A House member is seeking to increase the additional income tax exemption for each qualified dependent of a taxpayer from P25,000 to P50,000 to help ease the burden of parents affected by the K+12 education program. Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora (1st District,...
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DILG Chief: The real poll winners are the people

Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas said on Wednesday, May 15, that the real winners of last Monday’s midterm election are the Filipino people who expressed their will in a credible, free, and peaceful election. “Tiniyak po natin na ang taong-bayan ang panalo at...
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10 provinces, 48 cities, towns lead Agri-Pinoy rice achievers

(Agri Pinoy logo) For producing more rice that surpassed their targets, attaining a higher average yield per hectare, encouraging more farmers to use quality seeds and employ modern technologies, and allotting more budget for rice-related projects; 10 provinces and 48 cities and...
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DepEd eyes tent schools for ‘Pablo’ survivors

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) -– The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to set up tents that will serve as temporary schools for students in the typhoon-battered provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said as of the department’s...
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902 dead, 934 missing due to ‘Pablo’

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) -– The death toll from Typhoon Pablo has climbed to 902, with the figure expected to rise further as 934 remain missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday. The NDRRMC said 567 of the bodies have been...
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Philippine military working with Indonesian authorities in search for missing typhoon victims at sea

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine military has coordinated with the Indonesian authorities for assistance in the ongoing maritime search and rescue operations following the devastation brought about by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. Philippine Navy’s Capt. Robert...
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PH Thanks Washington for Assistance to Typhoon Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today expressed its appreciation to the United States for its prompt response in support of disaster relief efforts in typhoon-ravaged areas in Mindanao. “Our people are grateful for the assistance extended by the United States to help us...
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