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Tagle says poverty top PH concern

MANILA, Oct. 31, 2014 – Of the so many issues discussed during the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle said he believes poverty is the top concern the Philippines needs to address. Speaking to church, national and foreign newsmen for nearly two hours, Tagle said the Church in the Philippines sees how the prevailing economic crisis, particularly the lack of jobs, affects the family.

Online Overseas Absentee Voting for 2016: Drilon

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon urged today the Commission on Election (Comelec) to already make a reality in the 2016 national elections what overseas Filipino dream about – to be able to register and vote online under the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Act of 2003 which he principally authored.

GMA Network is Rotary Club of Manila’s Most Outstanding TV Station

GMA Network scored another victory as it bagged the Most Outstanding Television Station of the Year honor from the 34th Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards.

No less than GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon received the citation during ceremonies held on Thursday (May 22) in Makati City.

GMA News' 'The Obama Visit' is most viewed coverage

GMA News and Public Affairs' “The Obama Visit” is the most watched coverage of the first state visit of US President Barack Obama to the Philippines on April 28 and 29 (based on overnight data) in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement), Urban Luzon, and Mega Manila, according to the industry's leading ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

In NUTAM, the two-day coverage posted a household rating average of 13.1 percent, with 2.2 points ahead of the 10.9 percent recorded by ABS’ Special News Coverage.

Napoles pins down 3 senators

MANILA,Philippines - The alleged mastermind in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam for which some influential politicians might spend the rest of their life behind bars wants to turn state witness and has pinned down three senators linked to the anomaly, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima revealed yesterday.

In a press briefing, De Lima said she met with Janet Lim-Napoles Monday night at the Ospital ng Makati and took a “tell-all” sworn statement from the detained businesswoman.

'Doctors to barrios' program up for review

MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Enrique Ona has ordered a review of the Department of Health’s Doctors to the Barrios Program (DTBP), saying that it has been abused by local government leaders. Ona said the DTBP should have only been a “stop-gap measure” to address the lack of doctors in some towns. But after 20 years, most of the local government units (LGUs) that have been getting doctors through the program are still not hiring their own physicians.


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