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High five

WALK FOR HUMANITY. Mapandan Mayor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim is greeted by hundreds of students during the Walk for Humanity activity in Dagupan City last August 12. Calimlim was the guest of honor and speaker during the event, which was part of the observance of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Day and commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

August 21, 2009 at 1:53 am Leave a comment

NGOs support Sta. Barbara’s projects

STA. BARBARA — In coordination with the town police headed by Supt. Eric E. Noble and with the support of Christ Our Life Ministries, Northern Luzon Mother and Child Care, and visiting NGO Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, Sta. Barbara’s health, livelihood and values formation programs take greater heights.

In their more than 10-day stay, representatives of the Wintersburg Presbyterian Church Mission Team 2009 from Los Angeles, California, USA, sponsored feeding programs from the last week of July towards the second week of August in Eagle’s Nest Academy, Banaoang, Alibago, Leet and East Central Elementary Schools.

“We gave the children macaroni soup with powdered malunggay leaves and malunggay noodles,” said Pastor Roland Santiago, who is co-coordinator of the activities.

August 21, 2009 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

Poor gets poorer, GMA gets richer says Chiz

Opposition Sen. Chiz Escudero said it was ironic that while the net worth of President Gloria rose substantially since she came to power her government has also maintained a seemingly insatiable desire to rack up more debts.

“The country’s foreign debts creditors nearly doubled this year to P4.8 trillion from around P2.8 trillion in 2001. But at the same time, the net worth of Mrs. Arroyo increased during the same period by 114 percent from P66.8 million to P143.54 million!,” Escudero said.

“In other words, the country grows poorer as she gets richer.”

August 21, 2009 at 1:49 am Leave a comment

‘Pantawid Pamilya’ beneficiaries get cash incentives

By Venus H. Sarmiento

MABINI — A total of 1,524 families in this town have received cash cards under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) which is part of the government’s poverty reduction program.

Social welfare officer III and 4Ps focal person Venus Reboldela said beneficiaries from 16 barangays of Mabini received total cash assistance amounting to P2,899,500.

Barangay Tagudin has the biggest number of beneficiaries with 214 identified households followed by barangays De Gusman and Barlo with 135 and 133 beneficiaries, respectively.

August 21, 2009 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

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