UPDATE 1:43PM- President Benigno Aquino III touted before global experts the reforms begun in his administration to empower the poor with direct service interventions and by boosting sectors that create jobs and livelihood opportunities.
At least 2,500 brand-new vehicles seen to boost crime-fighting capabilities of the National Police will be purchased soon in a deal that Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday promised would be graft-free and transparent.
Dubbed the Smart TXTBKS campaign, condensed textbooks and workbooks used by students into 160-character messages that were then inserted in Smart SIM cards and distributed to several public schools in the Philippines.
Despite the bloodbath seen in the financial markets last week, the Philippine economy will remain robust since its growth is hinged on domestic consumption, government officials said today.
Industrialist Manuel V. Pangilinan, Makati Medical Center Foundation chairman, and the AFP top brass signed an agreement to improve and expand the services of the country's prime hospital for soldiers, the AFP Medical Center in V. Luna.
(UPDATED - 9 p.m.) A shallow magnitude 4.4 quake jolted Polillo, Quezon at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday.
The country's big mining lobby has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss petitions questioning the constitutionality of Republic Act No. 7942 or the Mining Act of 1995.
(UPDATED 4:16 p.m.) The Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary said Wednesday that he will personally head an investigation into a scandal that offers Filipinos working abroad free repatriation in exchange for sex.