Archive for December 27th, 2012
City Mayor’s Office got biggest share in 2013 budget
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:12 Written by jen Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:10
ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – The City Mayor’s Office (CMO) has a bigger share in the 2013 Annual Budget of the city and was first to be approved in the regular session of the city council last week. Continue reading “City Mayor’s Office got biggest share in 2013 budget” »
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Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:51 Written by Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:51
MANILA, Philippines — When will students start getting sex education after President Benigno Aquino III signs the reproductive health bill into law?
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, principal author of the RH bill at the House of Representatives, said on Thursday lessons could begin a year later, after the Department of Education had prepared the curriculum.
But the time table is not contained in the bicameral conference committee report, which, Lagman admitted, adopted the Senate version on the sex education provision.
The final version states that “flexibility in the formulation and adoption of appropriate course content, scope and methodology in e…Keep on reading: Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman
Singapore medics battle to save India gang-rape victim
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:50 Written by Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:50
SINGAPORE – Doctors in Singapore battled Thursday to save the life of an Indian student who sustained horrific injuries in a gang-rape after she was dramatically airlifted from a hospital in New Delhi.
As India’s prime minister vowed that the attackers of the 23-year-old would face swift justice, medics at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital described her condition in the intensive care unit as “extremely critical”.
“She is being examined and the hospital is working with the Indian High Commission (embassy),” the hospital added in a brief statement.
The Indian government, which is paying for the woman’s treatment, approved the decision to transfer her from Delhi’s Safdarjung Ho…Keep on reading: Singapore medics battle to save India gang-rape victim
Miss Universe first runner-up dances `Gangnam’ for anti-firecracker drive
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:42 Written by Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:42
MANILA, Philippines — With drums rolling and horns blowing, Department of Health (DOH) officials took their anti-firecracker campaign, on Thursday to Pandacan, Manila—site of the Pandacan oil depot—to lobby for a safer means of merrymaking.
Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon joined Thursday’s program and did the “Gangnam style,” the popular dance craze used by the DOH as an alternative to using firecrackers to welcome the New Year.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the DOH was studying whether to impose a “controlled ban” on firecrackers if its current campaign would fail to lower the number of persons injured by firecrackers.
“This may really be n…Keep on reading: Miss Universe first runner-up dances `Gangnam’ for anti-firecracker drive
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