Investigate wage violators for potential tax dogding –TUCP

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Investigate wage violators for potential tax dogding –TUCP 

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has urged the Aquino administration to investigate thousands of firms found allegedly underpaying their workers and violating other general labor standards, saying they are potential tax dodgers too.

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Palace assures efforts on fair news dissemination

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Palace assures efforts on fair news dissemination 

MANILA, August 2 — Malacanang will fix its communication process to douse perceptions that the some Palace officials are giving undue news scoops to any particular private media entity.

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IMO, shipping industry players urge UN to address piracy crisis

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on IMO, shipping industry players urge UN to address piracy crisis 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) together with major players in the global shipping and crewing industry on Monday sent a letter to United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon, asking the world body to embark on measures that will address piracy in high seas and expedite the release of seafarers being held captive by Somali sea brigands.

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Gazmin orders shortening of AFP modernization process without sacrificing full transparency

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· 1 Comment 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 2 -– With outmoded military hardware, Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin has ordered a study to shorten the long process of procuring new equipment such as new ships and aircraft for the long overdue modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) without violating the law, nor sacrificing transparency, accountability and accuracy.

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New Basilan town mayor bares priorities

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on New Basilan town mayor bares priorities 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 2 — Tabuan Lasa, Basilan Mayor Muctar Junaid has forwarded two proposed ordinances to the municipal council which he declared as priority measures for legislation and approval by the infant town's lawmakers.

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NBP transfers 200 convicts to Zambo penal colony

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on NBP transfers 200 convicts to Zambo penal colony 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, August 2 — An official of the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) disclosed that it has transferred 200 male convicts from the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City to a penal colony this southern port city.

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Davao scholars commit to serve community in fighting dengue cases

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Davao scholars commit to serve community in fighting dengue cases 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 – A total of 1,515 Garcia Congressional Scholars of the city’s second district has committed to serve their own respective areas to help the government in the combat of dengue fever following the call of Congresswoman Mylene Garcia to all scholars, including their parents, in cleaning their surroundings.

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Manobo leader killed in Agusan del Sur ambush

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Manobo leader killed in Agusan del Sur ambush 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, August 2 -– A Manobo leader was killed Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle was ambushed by unidentified gunmen at Purok 5, Barangay Padiay, Sibagat town, Agusan del Sur, police reported Monday.

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DSWD's 4Ps program targets 2-4 beneficiaries

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on DSWD's 4Ps program targets 2-4 beneficiaries 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aims to reach two to four million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for 2010 and 2011 with a budget of over P29 billion.

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2 NPA fighters surrenders in Sarangani Province

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on 2 NPA fighters surrenders in Sarangani Province 

CAMP FELIX APOLINARIO, Panacan, Davao City, Aug. 2 – Two New People’s Army (NPA) fighters surrendered to authorities in the village of Datal Bukay in Glan town in Sarangani province 7 a.m. Friday.

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