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.
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.
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.
In a ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) en banc written by Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. dated Nov. 27, 2012 and with a vote of eight justices and six inhibitions, the SC denied the petition of Cojuangco questioning the ruling of the Sandiganbayan in July 2003 which declared that the subject shares as part of assets were illegally acquired from coconut levy funds.
The Philippines represented by Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) executive director Dr. Libertado C. Cruz signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Consortium for Japanese Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacturers (CJVM) and Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE).
The regional director of the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI), Ma. Esperanza Banares reported a positive development was gained by clay and pottery industry players in the province after attending a business and technology mission in India recently.