500k school kids are malnourished–DepEd Created on December 27, 2012, 3:58 am Posted by nup

While Christendom is feasting on holiday food, poverty forces over half a million elementary school pupils to severe malnutrition.
The Department of Education (DepEd) disclosed that 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels (Grades 1 to 6) enrolled in public schools this year are considered “severely wasted” based on a nutritional status report as of Aug. 31 this year.

Amla faces rough sailing Created on December 27, 2012, 3:56 am Posted by nup

Sen. Joker Arroyo expects rough sailing for the bill increasing the transactions and predicate crimes that would be covered by the country’s antimoney laundering laws despite the administration’s preference that this be passed before February.

CBCP to push probe of voting machines Created on December 27, 2012, 3:55 am Posted by nup

CEBU CITY—The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) believes the computerized voting machines successfully used in the 2010 elections are flawed and he wants them thoroughly examined before these are used in next year’s midterm elections.

‘Quinta’ does little damage Created on December 27, 2012, 3:54 am Posted by nup

Tropical storm “Quinta” cut across the Visayas on Wednesday, triggering scattered floods and landslides, but mercifully losing steam before it could wreak havoc on the country still recovering from a lethal typhoon that struck three weeks ago.

Floods and landslide caused by ‘Quinta’ hit Albay villages Created on December 27, 2012, 3:52 am Posted by nup

LEGAZPI CITY — Continuous rains brought on by tropical depression ‘Quinta’ since Wednesday submerged in flood water practically the whole of downtown Legazpi City early on Thursday and several villages in the Albay towns of Polangui, Oas, Libon and Malinao.

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