DepEd to replace Rodriguez town teachers’ bonus lost to robbers

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on DepEd to replace Rodriguez town teachers’ bonus lost to robbers 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said that teachers of Rodriguez, Rizal can heave a sigh of relief because they can now get their Christmas bonus back which were lost to robbers last month, though a little bit delayed.

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BIR reshuffles field personnel to boost collections up to P850B

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on BIR reshuffles field personnel to boost collections up to P850B 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Tuesday announced a reorganization of another batch of its 78 field officials to boost the agency’s chances of hitting its collection target for 2010 which is initially placed at between P800 to P850 billion.

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(Metro News) QC to crack down on industrial firms using hazardous chemicals

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC to crack down on industrial firms using hazardous chemicals 

MANILA, Jan. 5 – The Quezon City government said Tuesday it will close down industrial firms using hazardous chemicals like mercury-based medical devices as part of city’s global fight against climate change.

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DFA welcomes issuance of Saudi royal pardons; hopes OFW in list

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on DFA welcomes issuance of Saudi royal pardons; hopes OFW in list 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 05 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday hints at a glimmer of hope in the case of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Dondon Lanusa, currently serving a suspended death sentence in a Riyadh prison, as it welcomed information on the issuance of royal pardons by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, the Custodian of Islam’s Two Holy Mosques.

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LCP asks SC to reconsider ruling on cityhood of 16 towns

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on LCP asks SC to reconsider ruling on cityhood of 16 towns 

MANILA, Jan. 5 – The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) on Tuesday appealed the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) affirming the cityhood of 16 municipalities in the country.

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100,000 QC's senior citizens become GSIS policy holders

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on 100,000 QC's senior citizens become GSIS policy holders 

MANILA, Jan. 5 -– Close to 100,000 senior citizens of Quezon City became policy holders of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), QC Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” R. Belmonte said on Tuesday.

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WWII vet claims must be received at USDVA-Manila by 2/16/10 deadline, says embassy

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on WWII vet claims must be received at USDVA-Manila by 2/16/10 deadline, says embassy 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — February 16, the deadline for applying for one-time veterans benefits claims under the 2009 Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation, is only six weeks away. “All veterans who feel they may be eligible are encouraged to apply immediately.”

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Job creation insulates RP from world recession

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Job creation insulates RP from world recession 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 5 — The Philippines was spared from the worst effects of the 2008 global financial crisis since the Arroyo administration prepared the country for such eventuality.

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PGMA signs law creating Caraga State U

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· 1 Comment 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today signed Republic Act 9854 or the Act Establishing the Caraga State University (CSU).

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PGMA to inaugurate Ifugao State U

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate Ifugao State U 

LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will formally inaugurate on Wednesday the conversion of the Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry (ISCAF) into the Ifugao State University (ISU) in Barangay Nayon here.

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