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Luy, not NBI, should explain PDAF file deletions – De Lima

Luy, not NBI, should explain PDAF file deletions – De Lima

Benhur Luy, the former secretary of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, should be the one to explain the deletions in the hard drive where he kept records of the fund anomaly operated by his former boss, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday. At the same time, De Lima denied that there had been attempts to […]

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Palace wants orderly school opening

Malacañang has called for bayanihan to ensure the safe and orderly opening of classes on Monday as it pledged to build more classrooms and hire more teachers in a bid to improve the country’s education system. Presidential Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. affirmed the education and police authorities have been mobilized to make sure the […]

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Palace OKs P1B for disaster-hit SUCs

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the release of some P1 billion for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 35 state universities and colleges (SUCs) that were damaged by super typhoon Yolanda and other disasters that hit the country in 2013, the chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education said. Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo […]

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Bill seeks to grant monthly allowance to trainees

A Mindanao lawmaker has filed a measure which seeks to grant monthly allowance to trainees or apprentices in both public and private sectors. House Bill (HB) No.4376 was filed by Misamis Oriental 1st district Rep. Peter Unabia. He noted that many of these trainees or apprentices even had to pay for the services they rendered themselves, instead of being compensated […]

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Flood prevention facility pushed

A House leader is pushing for the establishment of “rain harvesting facilities” in the metropolis to prevent flood. Quezon City 2nd district Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo wants all subdivisions, condominium communities, malls, government institutions, central business districts CBDs), and information technology (IT) parks to build these anti-flood facilities. Under House Bill (HB) No.3540, or the Rain Harvesting Facility […]

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Benefits for foreign senior citizens sought

Lawmakers have proposed that elderly foreigners who chose to live in the country be given same privileges offered to Filipino senior citizens. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and ABANTE Mindanao party-list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. filed House Bill 4191, which grants foreigners who are residing in the Philippines and are at least 60 years […]

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Stay connected to help others, Pope urges

Pope Francis said online evangelization is not about posting and re-posting religious content. It’s about one’s willingness to be available to others. The pontiff issued the message in time for today’s observance of the 48th World Communications Day. “We cannot live apart, closed in on ourselves. We need to love and to be loved…The digital […]

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Non-enforcement of law against smoking assailed

Manila, Philippines — Eleven years after it was enacted, the law that bans smoking in public places remains largely unenforced. Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento said no real effort is being done to strictly enforce Republic Act No. 9211, otherwise known as the “Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003.” He called on the Inter-Agency Committee Tobacco […]

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DepEd stops hiring new LGU-funded teachers

Manila, Philippines — Hiring of new local government unit (LGU)-funded and kindergarten volunteer teachers will be “discontinued” this coming School Year (SY) 2014-2015, the Department of Education (DepEd) confirmed yesterday. In a copy of a field Memo dated May 20, 2014, Education Secretary Armin Luistro directed DepEd regional directors, school division superintendents, and school heads […]

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Gov’t building integrated flood warning system in 18 rivers

Manila, Philippines — Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. has cited the Aquino administration’s progress in installing an Integrated Flood Warning System (IFEWS) for the country’s 18 major river systems. He said the putting up around 1,000 automated weather sensors (AWS) is also near completion along rivers and watersheds. Together, the IFEWS and the AWS […]

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