The Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan Program (PAMANA) through the Department of Budget and Management has approved an additional ₱745.5 million to bolster peace and development activities throughout the country.
Speculations are rife that once the Philippine version of sin tax law is implemented there will be a decrease in the consumption of alcohol and tobacco in the country.
President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law Republic Act No. 10350 or the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012.
Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona considers the passage of this landmark legislation a victory for the health of the Filipino people.
There are more than 500 million adults suffering from obesity according to a 2008 statistics. The number has jumped more than doubled since 1980.
In PNoy Aquino’s speech during the Change of Command ceremony which formally installed Police Deputy Director General Allan Purisima as acting chief of the PNP, he appealed to the country’s premiere police organization to improve its image by getting rid of rogue cops that tarnished the image of the police force with their misdeeds.
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General, Arsenio Balisacan stressed that the impact of typhoon ‘Pablo’ on the domestic economy will be only minimal, at about 0.3 percent of GDP amounting to P32 billion.
The passage of the RH bill in both houses is the fulfillment of the long time wish for the majority of the Filipino people in addressing the socioeconomic and environmental problems of the country that are brought about by an ever-increasing population growth after the bill lays dormant for 13 years.
The ‘Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire Jr. is cultured to the sweet science of boxing that made him of what he is today.
Ravi Shankar the sitar virtuoso from India died at the the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego after he had failed to recover from surgery.