BI adopts tougher screening rules for aliens

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on BI adopts tougher screening rules for aliens 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has adopted stricter measures in screening foreign nationals in the country’s ports of entry as part of the government’s intensified drive against human trafficking.

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DOLE ready to assume jurisdiction in PAL, FASAP row

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on DOLE ready to assume jurisdiction in PAL, FASAP row 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to assume jurisdiction over the labor dispute between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the Flight Attendants' and Stewards' Association of the Philippines (FASAP) after both parties failed to come up with an agreement in their final mediation talks Tuesday morning.

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Neophyte lawmaker's bill to spare consumers from paying 'system loss' charges

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on Neophyte lawmaker's bill to spare consumers from paying 'system loss' charges 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 5 — A neophyte lawmaker has filed a bill that would stop power consumers from "system loss" charges.

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Guingona seeks to help teachers over GSIS unjust policies

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on Guingona seeks to help teachers over GSIS unjust policies 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Senator Teofisto Guingona III is proposing to amend certain provisions of the law that created Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to prevent flood of complaints from government employees specially hundreds of public school teachers.

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NPA in Samar on the run, says Army

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on NPA in Samar on the run, says Army 

MANILA, Oct. 5 – The intensified combat operations conducted by the troops of the Army's 8th Infantry Division have kept the communist New People's Army in Samar on the run.

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More legislators, thinking Catholics back RH bill

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on More legislators, thinking Catholics back RH bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Amid heated arguments sparked by "civil disobedience" and "excommunication threats" thrown by some Catholic bishops on President Benigno S. Aquino III, more lawmakers and "thinking" Catholics on Tuesday expressed support to the President's pro-choice family planning policy.

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President Aquino III launches DOLE National Skills Registry System

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on President Aquino III launches DOLE National Skills Registry System 

TAGAYTAY CITY, Oct. 5 — President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III underscored the importance of the Department of Labor and Employment’s National Skills Registry System (SRS) on Tuesday which he said would help narrow the mismatch between an individual’s skills against current job availability, a common problem experienced by new graduates.

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P-Noy wants career guidance taught to elementary students

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on P-Noy wants career guidance taught to elementary students 

TAGAYTAY CITY, Oct. 5 — President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III wants career guidance classes taught to elementary school children to ensure that they make the right career decisions as adults in the future.

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Certification of work conditions, migrant’s rights in labor-receiving country boon to OFWS, says DFA

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on Certification of work conditions, migrant’s rights in labor-receiving country boon to OFWS, says DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Filipinos intending to work overseas (OFWs) will now see themselves better protected by the State as their deployment will only be to countries with laws certified to be protective of his rights and entitlements as a human being and a worker.

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12 Filipinos arrested for illegal religious gathering

October 6, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on 12 Filipinos arrested for illegal religious gathering 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — A dozen Filipinos and a French priest were arrested in Saudi Arabia last week on charges of “congregating in a religious activity” outside of the Islam faith, the Philippine embassy in Riyadh reported on Tuesday.

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