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September 15, 2014 4:01 PM Dinky says she won’t quit over relief aid mess

SOCIAL Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman on Monday dodged the criticism of lawmakers that she employed “double accounting” in handling funds from the United Nations’ World Food Programme and insisted she will not resign for her handling of the Yolanda relief mess. “There are calls for my resignation,” Soliman conceded, referring to calls 6

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The exhibit, which takes its name from Lou Gehrig’s immortal farewell speech, uses photos, video and memorabilia to tell the story of Yankee “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge originator Pete Frates. “His [Gehrig’s] legacy is quite remarkable. There’s a great tie in because of the anniversary and with this awareness of ALS because of the Ice Bucket 1


DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman confirmed Tuesday the findings of a Commission on Audit (COA) report stating that 7,527 Family Food Packs with an approximate cost of P2,784,900.00 meant for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda 23

September 15, 2014 6:09 AM Dinky won't resign over rotten food

MANILA - Social Welfare Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman has no plans of quitting her post over the spoilage of some 7,527 food packs worth over P2 million intended for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda last year. Speaking to reporters, Soliman said she previously resigned her position out of principle. The social welfare chief is a member of the "Hyatt 20

September 15, 2014 1:59 AM Choosing the right card: When to go credit or debit

MANILA, Philippines - Have you ever opened your wallet and wondered if you should use your credit card or debit card? Both provide the convenience of cashless transactions and make paying a breeze. Like many cardholders, you have probably asked yourself when it makes sense to use one over the other. Although they offer similar features, credit cards 2

September 14, 2014 4:01 PM Yolanda funds withheld

THE national government did not release a single centavo for victims of typhoon Yolanda because Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman resorted to “double accounting” and claimed credit for P779 million in foreign donations released by the World Food Programme, lawmakers said Sunday. Reps. Jonathan dela Cruz of Abakada and Terry Ridon of Kabataan demanded 24

September 14, 2014 3:01 PM NMBK defines social value proposition

The Philippines has a plethora of unmet social needs such as poverty, low access to education, lack of health care, unemployment and underemployment. In the quest to help eradicate poverty and address these social needs, civil society and the private sector have launched initiatives to contribute solutions to these various problems. Social entrepreneurship 21

September 14, 2014 2:49 PM Islamic State's war chest grows by $3m daily

WASHINGTON: Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that “of any other 9

September 13, 2014 10:00 PM ‘Yolanda’ aid: Private sector is key

ILOILO CITY—More than 10 months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed or damaged thousands of fishing boats, fisherfolk are picking up the pieces mainly due to the help of private individuals and groups. Private donors have given fisherfolk in Iloilo 6,308 fishing boats through the “Adopt-A-Fisherman Project” of the provincial government. The boats 18

September 13, 2014 4:01 PM Cabinet shake-up sought by solons

Lawmakers are demanding a revamp of the Aquino Cabinet since some of its members are deemed to be non-performing assets or have been accused of misuse of public funds. The revamp-call targets Secretaries Florencio Abad (Budget), Corazon Soliman (Social Welfare), Proceso Alcala (Agriculture) and even General Alan Purisima (National Police) 25