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Teenage pregnancy cases in city down 15%

THE Iloilo City Population Office (CPO) noted a decrease in teenage pregnancy cases in the metropolis in 2017 compared to 2016. The CPO said it recorded 583 teenage pregnancy cases in 2017, lower by 108 cases or 15.62 percent from 691 cases in 2016. Teenage pregnancy refers to adolescents from 10 to 19 years old […] The post Teenage pregnancy cases in city down 15% appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 9th, 2018

Teen pregnancy high in Western Visayas

The prevalence of teenage pregnancy remains high in Western Visayas, according to the Commission on Population (Popcom). #BeFullyInformed Teen pregnancy high in Western Visayas Iloilo City — The prevalence of teenage pregnancy remains high in Western Visayas, according to the Commission on Population (Popcom). Source link: Teen pregnancy high in Western Visayas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

DOH-CAR empowers teen moms as advocates for teen pregnancy prevention

BAGUIO CITY - With the Cordillera having the highest prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, the Department of Health Cordillera (DOH-CAR) conducted Teen Moms’ Congress on November 28-29 at the Skyrise Hotel here to mobilize teen moms as advocates for the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

BMC mulls to put up teen wellness center

By  Ana-Liza S. Macatangay NAGA CITY &'8212; The Bicol Medical Center (BMC) based in this city is considering of establishing a Teen Wellness Center to cater to the needs of teenage mothers and implement programs that will help prevent cases of teenage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

DOH responds to prevalent teen pregnancy in CamSur

By Juan Escandor Jr. NAGA CITY&'8212;Responding to the rising incidence of teenage pregnancy, the Department of Health (DOH) through the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) here readies the establishment of a center focused on the reproductive health and wellness .....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Teenage Pregnancy Down by 28% in Iloilo City

Teenage Pregnancy Down by 28% in Iloilo City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Justice dep‘t asked to charge Okada on $10-million estafa cases

Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), the operator of Okada Manila, has asked the Department of Justice (DoJ) to conduct another preliminary investigation or reverse the resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office which dismissed the $10-million estafa cases against gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada and his co-respondents. In two separate motions, TRLEI asked […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Indict Okada for $10M estafa cases, DoJ asked

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has been asked to vacate and conduct a new preliminary investigation or reverse the resolutions issued by the Paranaque City prosecutor’s office which dismissed the more than $10 million estafa cases against gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada and his co-respondents. In two separate motions, Tiger Resort….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Estafa cases against Okada dismissed

Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada scored twin legal victories against his former gaming firm, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., the company behind Okada Manila, one of three integrated casino resorts in Pagcor Entertainment City in Paraaque.   In separate resolutions, the City Prosecutor's office of Paraaque dismissed "for lack of probable cause" two estafa complaints against the gaming tycoon.   The first complaint alleged Okada had released $3.15 million in company funds for himself and several associates as salaries and consultancy fees, while the second involved the payment of $7.09 million to Aruze Philippines Manufacturing, an Okada company that supp...Keep on reading: Estafa cases against Okada dismissed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Okada not yet off the hook

JAPANESE gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada is not yet off the hook in the $10 million embezzlement cases despite the controversial resolutions by the Office of the City Prosecutor of Paranaque dismissing them. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the resolutions by Paranaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac will still be subject of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Okada estafa cases dropped for lack of probable cause

THE Office of the City Prosecutor of Parañaque City has dismissed for lack of probable cause the two separate estafa cases filed by Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) against Japanese gambling mogul Kazuo Okada and several other respondents. The post Okada estafa cases dropped for lack of probable cause appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Official who closed Duterte probe handles Polong’s case

The same office that terminated the ill-gotten wealth investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte is now handling similar allegations against his son, resigned Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo "Polong" Duterte. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales confirmed on Monday that Polong's cases were pending preliminary investigation by the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices (Moleo). Morales also confirmed that Polong's cases involved alleged discrepancies in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth. "It was raffled [off] to Moleo, to Deputy Ombudsman [Cyril] Ramos," she said in an interview with CNN Philippines. Morales inhibits hersel...Keep on reading: Official who closed Duterte probe handles Polong’s case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Prosecution chief inhibits from handling Okada cases

The head of the National Prosecution Service (NPS) has opted to inhibit himself from the criminal complaint against Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada. "In view of the said motion for our inhibition, we are refraining from taking any action on these cases, much less to recommend the designation of a prosecutor as acting city prosecutor of Paraaque City," Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr. said in a letter to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. He added that the NPS will leave it up to the Secretary of Justice to designate a member of the NPS to continue the preliminary investigation of the cases. Catalan issued the letter after Tiger Resorts Leisure & Entertainment ...Keep on reading: Prosecution chief inhibits from handling Okada cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Palestinians killed in protest near Gaza-Israeli border

Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence and at least four demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, with over 600 wounded, Gaza health officials said. Palestinians killed in protest near Gaza-Israeli border GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops fired live rounds and… link: Palestinians killed in protest near Gaza-Israeli border.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Girl, 15, ‘gang raped’ by five teenagers?

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl accused five teenage boys of raping her during a birthday party in the early morning of June 7, 2018, in City Proper, Iloilo City. The victim’s mother knew of the alleged gang rape ahead of the victim Bella (not her real name), based on the initial police investigation. According to SPO3 Debbie […] The post Girl, 15, ‘gang raped’ by five teenagers? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Police in Region 12 most efficient in solving riding-in-tandem killings

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) ­– The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has emerged as the most efficient among country’s regional police offices resolving cases of “riding-in-tandem killings” since last year. Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, Region 12 police director, said Friday the region’s police units achieved a combined efficiency rating of 64 percent, topping […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

33 may face charges in NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – Thirty-three individuals may face criminal and administrative cases due to the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident on December 23, 2017 that killed 38 workers. But Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Eduardo Año told a press conference at the SMX Convention Center Davao on Friday that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Slain DENR exec probing ‘several’ forest land cases

SAN PEDRO CITY - The slain employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Rizal province was in charge of investigating several forest land disputes in the province, the provincial environmental officer said. Dominador Lucas, head of the Compliance Monitoring and Investigation Unit of DENR-Rizal, was gunned down at 8:25 a.m. in Barangay (village) Dela Paz in Antipolo City, according to Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson of the Calabarzon police. Lucas was waiting for a ride to go to work at the DENR office in Taytay, when a motorycle-riding gunman approached and shot him in his face and body. He died instantly. In a phone interview, DENR Rizal chief ...Keep on reading: Slain DENR exec probing ‘several’ forest land cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

CJ’s psych test result of 4 grade confirmed, rules call for her disqualification

Finally, after previous newspaper reports stated that then candidate for the position of Supreme Court chief justice, Lourdes Sereno, then a junior associate justice, obtained a low grade of 4, the second lowest grade, with 1 as the highest and five the lowest. This low grade was the result of her psycological and psychiatric tests, a prerequisite of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for every candidate for judiciary posts.These reports have finally been confirmed by a former clerk of court in the Supreme Court Wednesday admitted before the House committee on justice that Chief Justice Sereno obtained the second lowest grade in her psychological test, which under the JBC rules, she should have been disqualified for the top position in the High Court.It has not been explained by the JBC why, despite her low marks and disqualification for the post, Sereno’s name landed in the JBC list that was submitted by then President Benigo Aquino.Aquino also appointed Sereno first from a JBC list, despite her having no bench experience.Aquino did not pick any of the senior SC justices for the top post. Instead, he picked Sereno, then already a junior associate justice who would serve in the SC for at least 20 years.It was speculated then that President Aquino wanted Sereno as Chief Justice, for him to be protected by the incumbent justice.Sereno’s voting record in the SC mainly favored Aquino’s cases while he was president.Lately, her vote still favors Aquino, although hers is always a minority vote.Vidal almost failed to testifyFormer SC clerk of court Vidal almost failed to testify as the hearing dragged until late Wednesday night.It was only after Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte called the attention of the panel chair that Vidal had not yet been asked any questions.At that point, panel chair, Mindoro Oriental Rep. Reynaldo Umali asked Vidal regarding the results of Sereno’s psychological test.Although pointing to Sereno as having received the second lowest grade, Vidal, who was also the ex-offico secretary of the JBC at that time being the SC clerk of court then, said there were others who also got ratings of 4.She however said she could no longer recall their identities.This only means that no other candidate for the High Court’s top post made it to the JBC list submitted to Aquino save for Sereno.It will be recalled that the JBC refused to provide the justice panel with the results of the psychological and psychiatric tests of Sereno. Impeachment complainant lawyer Larry Gadon said Vidal’s testimony was a big boost to his case against Sereno as the JBC had earlier rejected his request for copies of psych exam report of the chief justice, citing confidentiality of records under its rules.In his complaint, lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon said Sereno failed the psychological exam administered by the JBC and under the existing JBC policy, ‘an applicant to any position in the judiciary with a grade of 4 is unfit for the job,’” his complaint stated.There quickly went Sereno’s defense, with the usual claim that such does not constitute an impeachable offense.Everything to Sereno and her defense team is not an impeachable offense, whether she failed to file her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALNs) for 17 years or whether she hired an IT consultant with at first a P100,000 a month negotiated contract, after which, Sereno’s consultant had her pay increased which meant revisions in the contract which pay went on without passing through the usual route.Macasaet’s fees had increased from P100,000 per month during her first six-month contract to over P252,000 per month after it was renewed.The head of the SC’s Management Information Systems Office testified that the continued renewal of the contract of the IT consultant hired by Sereno raised a red flag.IT consultant Helen Macasaet’s six-month contract was renewed for over four years, which enabled her to earn roughly P11 million in total.The point in all this establishes that indeed, Sereno is unfit for the job of chief justice, as she has been found to be breaking too many rules and does things without the nod of the other justices.Sereno claims that all the charges raised by Gadon are not impeachable offenses. A reported psychologically unfit Chief Justice is to be retained in her post and for the next 15 to 20 years or so.The two doctors will be attending the next session.At the same time, Gadon lauded the House panel’s directive to the BIR to probe on Sereno’s possible tax liabilities. “The action of the Justice committee directing the BIR to investigate the tax payments and tax compliance of Sereno is living proof of the principle that the law should apply to all , even to the highest magistrate of the land,” said Gadon.Gadon also cited the case of Sereno’s IT consultant whose contract was renewed without bidding despite changes in the terms of reference and increase of the amount of more than double the original contract. “It turned out also that the legal staff of Sereno had the whim and caprices of determining the amount of the increase and the renewals in violation of procurement laws,” Gadon said.“Worse these violations and anomalies were done with the express approval of Sereno,” he stressed.“Even worse , it turned out that the IT consultant was allowed to work at some point without the contract having been signed yet!” the lawyer said.Gadon stressed that Sereno had violated all known procedures of procurement. The head of the SC’s Management Information Systems Office testified that the continued renewal of the contract of the IT consultant hired by Sereno raised a red flag.IT consultant Macasaet’s six-month contract was renewed for over four years, which enabled her to earn roughly P11 million in total......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Bad air day: Indian city has world’s dirtiest air

Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma's face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world's dirtiest air. It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur's hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer cases. "It is the same story for everyone who spends such long hours out in this city," said Sharma, who does not get a mask for his duties. "The pollution gets into your eyes and it often stings." The city of three million people has been smarting since a World Health Organization (WHO) report last month put it at the head of 14 Indian cities in the world's top ...Keep on reading: Bad air day: Indian city has world’s dirtiest air.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Fiscal charged for leaking Okada case rulings

The city prosecutor of Parañaque is facing administrative charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the reported leakage of a resolution clearing Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada in the $10-million estafa cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018