Rhodina Villanueva
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Close all dumps by March – Cimatu
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the closure of all dumps in the country by the end of March.
Dengvaxia raps vs PAO chief junked
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the criminal and administrative charges filed against Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Rueda-Acosta and PAO forensic laboratory head Erwin Erfe over the controversial...
Government intel spending up P2.03 billion in 2019 – COA
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s confidential, intelligence and extraordinary fund spending went up to P13.466 billion in 2019 or an increase of P2.03 billion compared with that of 2018, according to the Commission...
Ombudsman junks case vs ex-DOTC chief Abaya
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has cleared former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of graft charges in connection with the allegedly anomalous P4.25-billion contract awarded to South Korean firm Busan Universal...
‘Release activist, baby from Cagayan jail’
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
A support group of political prisoners reiterated its call for the release of activist Amanda Echanis and her three-month-old baby from a jail in Cagayan, where 17 inmates recently tested positive for coronavirus...
Tondo soccer field turns into vegetable farm
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform has launched an urban garden project in Tondo, Manila to help residents of 17 barangays harvest vegetables which they could sell at affordable prices and cope with the pandemic...
DENR: 59% drop in air pollution after New Year’s Eve
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recorded a 59 percent reduction in air pollution levels in Metro Manila on Jan. 1 compared to the same period last year.
Suspend Cebu airport exec, Tugade told
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has been asked by the Office of the Ombudsman to submit the status of the implementation of the preventive suspension order against Steve Dicdican, general manager of the Mactan-Cebu...
PAO chief’s nephew dies allegedly due to Dengvaxia
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
A 14-year-old nephew of Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta has died after reportedly given shots of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
Karapatan files raps vs anti-communist task force
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A group of rights advocates yesterday filed criminal and administrative charges against officials of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict led by its head, National Security Adviser Hermogenes...
Cimatu: Enforce easement rule along Cagayan River
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Immediate dredging and strict enforcement of the 20-meter easement rule along Cagayan River are necessary to avoid a repeat of massive flooding in Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, according...
Water service interruptions set in Manila, Makati
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 94 barangays in the cities of Manila and Makati will be affected by a water service interruption today and tomorrow, Manila Water announced yesterday.
Release dogs during emergencies, owners urged
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Pet owners should unchain their dogs and unlock their cages if they are not able to have the animals evacuate with them during emergencies or disasters, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society said yesterday.
Batangas City bags WWF’s Most Lovable City award
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Batangas City has been hailed as the “World’s Most Lovable City” and overall winner in this year’s edition of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s “We Love Cities” ca...
NHA suspends amortization, lease payments
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Housing Authority has approved a two-month suspension of amortization or lease payments for residential account holders in all existing NHA projects as well as for commercial, industrial and institutional...
Ombudsman suspends DOH, BI officials
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Five Department of Health officials allegedly responsible for the delay in releasing the benefits of health workers in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic were suspended yesterday by the Office of the Omb...
DENR exec on calls to resign: Ask Duterte
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday said that despite calls for him to resign, he will just continue doing his job.
Funds for Marawi mosques rehab released
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Funds for the reconstruction of three mosques in Marawi City that were destroyed during the 2017 siege have been released.
DENR open to UP experts’ advice if free
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said it is open to getting advice from experts of the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute concerning the Manila Bay rehabilitation project provided...
Baby dies away from detainee mom
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The three-month-old baby of detainee Reina Mae Nasino died on Friday night away from her mother after a Manila court refused Nasino’s plea to take care of her newborn while in detention.
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