Environmental Advocate na si Rodne Galicha, ikinatuwa ang plano ni Duterte na ipasok si Lopez bilang DENR sec

Written by Paul Jaysent Fos | Romblon News

by Paul Jaysent Fos, GMA News/RNN | Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Ikinatuwa ni Climate Reality Project Philippines Branch Manager, Rodne Galicha ang balitang inalok ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte si Environmentalist Gina Lopez bilang secretary ng Department of Environment and National Resources.

Sa facebook message na pinadala ni Galicha, sinabi nitong darating talaga ang pagbabago kung si Lopez ang naging DENR sec.

"Ms. Gina Lopez has been consistent in her advocacy against destructive mining, eco-tourism and sustainable livelihoods. For Romblon, she helped big time in making our islands known through media exposure and elevated our environmental concerns to higher authorities. Five years...

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Former Senator Ernesto Maceda passes away; He was 81

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by Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency | Monday, 20 June 2016

Former Senate president Ernesto Maceda passed away at 8:58 p.m. Monday due to multiple organ failure at St. Luke’s Medical Center. He was 81.

The announcement was made to the media by his son and namesake Ernesto Meceda Jr.

Maceda, who served as Senate president from 1996 to 1998, suffered a stroke last week and underwent a gall bladder operation two days ago but suffered multiple organ failure.

The remains of the former senator will be brought to Mt. Carmel Shrine in Quezon City for the funeral.

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DSWD highlights milestones under outgoing Aquino administration

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by Leilani S. Junio, Philippine News Agency | Monday, 20 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) cited on Monday the agency's milestones in providing social protection for the past six years since July 2010 under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Outgoing DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman said in a press briefing that her Department made significant gains in prioritizing social protection agenda which include the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).

According to Secretary Soliman, these core poverty...

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DOH calls for full enforcement of smoke-free school

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by Leilani S. Junio, Philippine News Agency | Monday, 20 June 2016

The Department of Health (DOH), together with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Local Government of Pasig, on Monday strongly reminded partner agencies, schools, universities, colleges, and parents to religiously enforce a 100 percent smoke-free school facilities in observance of June as "No Smoking Month."

In a program held at Rizal High School in Pasig, the DOH led the call among students and parents to emphasize that smoking is harmful to the health and youth should never attempt to...

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