Gov’t to help reduce power cost, improve bandwidth for BPOs

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Gov’t to help reduce power cost, improve bandwidth for BPOs 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to strengthen the growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector by reducing power cost, increasing power availability and ensuring that telecommunication companies upgrade their technology for call centers.

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Palace mulls compensation for hostage kin

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Palace mulls compensation for hostage kin 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – Malacañang is studying the possibility of giving compensation to the families of the eight tourists killed in the tragic August 23 hostage incident following reports that the Hong Kong legislative council is demanding public apology and compensation from the Philippine Government.

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EO imposing cap on pay/perks of GOCC execs out next week

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on EO imposing cap on pay/perks of GOCC execs out next week 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday the executive order imposing a cap on the salaries and perks of executives of government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) will be issued next week and “would become part of the law of the land.”

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(Metro News) Bautista bans colorum trikes in QC

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Bautista bans colorum trikes in QC 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista ordered Friday a crackdown against colorum passenger tricycle units on all roads in the city to decongest the busy local transport corridors.

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Membership requirement for gov’t employees’ unions reduced – CSC

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Membership requirement for gov’t employees’ unions reduced – CSC 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – The Public Sector Labor-Management Council (PSLMC), in its Resolution No. 4, series of 2010, has reduced the percentage of membership requirement for the registration of public sector unions, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Friday.

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Aquino cites NDCP role in leadership formation

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Aquino cites NDCP role in leadership formation 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday commended the important role of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) in the training and formation of new leaders, policy makers, and military officers against the challenges of internal and international security threats.

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Customs to probe rice, sugar smuggling in Davao port

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Customs to probe rice, sugar smuggling in Davao port 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Sept. 3 – A four-man team will be sent to the Port of Davao next week to investigate the rampant smuggling of basic commodity such as rice, sugar, among others, an official of the Bureau of Customs said Friday.

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Lawmakers not spared by hackers

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers not spared by hackers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 3 — Lawmakers on Friday warned of the proliferation of hacked electronic mail accounts, sending mass e-mails claiming that they lost their money elsewhere and would want some financial help from the recipients.

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President Aquino III puts to stop blame passing on hostage-taking incident

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on President Aquino III puts to stop blame passing on hostage-taking incident 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — To put a rest to the hostage-taking incident of August 23, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday took responsibility “for everything that has transpired.”

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Party-list lawmaker calls for support on P-Noy's economic agenda

September 4, 2010 10:49 am· Comments Off on Party-list lawmaker calls for support on P-Noy's economic agenda 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 3 — In view of the ongoing deliberations of the proposed 2011 national budget submitted by Malacanang to Congress, a party-list lawmaker has called on all political parties and sector organizations to unite behind President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III’s socio-economic agenda for "meaningful change."

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