Public hospitals, specialists vouch for DoH officials accused of mishandling cancer funds 

GOVERNMENT-run medical facilities with cancer specialty services have vouched for Department of Health (DoH) officials who have been accused of mishandling public funds for cancer patients.    In a joint statement, 20 public hospitals said cancer funds amounting to more than P809 million have been allocated to them and have been used efficiently.   The fund “continues […]

DoTr turns to ADB support for airport partnership

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is engaging the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for technical support in opening up the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to private companies seeking long-term contracts, an official said. “We are engaging the Asian Development Bank to support us for the NAIA PPP (public-private partnership),” DoTr Assistant Secretary for Planning and […]

US donates P27M in books to Bicol

THE UNITED STATES has donated P27 million worth of reading materials for young students in the Bicol region, the US Embassy said in a statement on Tuesday.   It said it handed over 540,000 early grade books to the Department of Education (DepEd) from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Aug. 22.    “We […]

Tallo to play for Bicol Volcanoes in MPBL

CEBUANO basketball star Macmac Tallo will be playing for the Bicol Volcanoes in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Mumbaki Cup later this year. The former two-time Cesafi (Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.) Most Valuable Player, who is currently playing for Manila Chooks TM in the FIBA 3×3 pro circuit, explained that his relationship with […]