Public Service

Kin of three-year old girl with imperforate anus appeals for help

The family of three-year-old Kristine Joy Dimalanta is appealing for assistance for two more operations that would repair her imperforate anus. Her family said they are not able to provide for her medical needs. Already depending on relatives in Manila, they are hoping that they can return to Zambales, with good news that this young girl is in much better condition.

DFA: Not true green passports valid only until end 2009

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday announced that green passports are valid until their expiration date.

Little girl born with no hole in anus needs help for final operation

Paola Argel was born without a hole in her anus, she needs the last of three operations for the closure of colostomy, with help from good-hearted people we could give Paola a new lease on life.

Baby without a hole in his anus needs help

Baby Adrian Uchi was born with imperforate anus and a heart defect. Both parents have no regular jobs and are appealing for help for their son's medication and treatment as soon as possible.

BFAD: Avoid US-made peanut butter products

The Bureau of Food and Drugs on Monday advised the public not to buy or consume peanut butter products manufactured in the United States due to a salmonella food scare that has sickened more than 470 people and allegedly caused six deaths.

Call for nomination for SC associate justice

Call for nomination for SC associate justic

Palace OKs 10 long holidays in 2009

There will be 10 long holidays in 2009. Last Christmas eve, President Arroyo signed Proclamation 1699 that lays out the holiday schedule this year.

British Embassy in Manila new regional hub for visa processing

The UK Border Agency has designated the British Embassy in Manila as a new regional hub for visa processing. Starting this month, the UK's Manila post will assume responsibility for the issuance of visas for Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Other regional offices may also be sending its visa applications here for processing later in the year.

DFA announces December holiday schedule of offices

 The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday announced the holiday schedule of its offices for the remainder of the year.

Red Cross issues fire safety tips

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) has issued the following fire safety tips following the death of seven people in an incident in Mandaluyong City and the loss of 105 houses in Cebu City over the weekend.