Aquino cites government-cooperative partnership in nation building

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on Aquino cites government-cooperative partnership in nation building 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the importance of cooperatives which, he said, is an invaluable partner in the government’s quest to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of the Filipinos.

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More lawmakers belie alleged P50-M increase in PDAF

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on More lawmakers belie alleged P50-M increase in PDAF 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 10 — More lawmakers on Sunday strongly denied the reported P50-million increase in Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) allocation per congressional district.

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No need for special preparations in areas under poll watch list — PPCRV‏

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on No need for special preparations in areas under poll watch list — PPCRV‏ 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has said there are no special preparations needed for the more than 2,000 villages identified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as Election Watchlist Areas (EWAs) in the Oct. 25 polls.

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Aquino wants IIRC findings, charges to stand in court –Valte

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on Aquino wants IIRC findings, charges to stand in court –Valte 

MANILA, Oct. 10 – The Palace assured those found innocent in the Aug. 23 hostage-taking incident that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead will not be charged or implicated, an official said.

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PBEd calls on business community to support gov't move to quality K+12 Basic Education for All

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on PBEd calls on business community to support gov't move to quality K+12 Basic Education for All 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — A group composed of the country’s leading businessmen and education personalities championing education reforms has expressed its support to the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to add two more years or “senior high school” to the current 10-year basic education curriculum.

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TESDA aims to ensure employment of tech-voc graduates

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on TESDA aims to ensure employment of tech-voc graduates 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is aiming to increase employment of technical-vocational graduates despite the lean budget of the agency for 2011, especially for its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) grantees.

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DBM launches info webpage on lump sum fund releases

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on DBM launches info webpage on lump sum fund releases 

MANILA, Oct 10 — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has soft-launched an information webpage disclosing releases from lump-sum funds made in 2009 from congressional allocations charged against the Department of Public Works and Highways, from the School Building Program of the Department of Education and from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for local governments.

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Palace bares additional appointments

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on Palace bares additional appointments 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — Malacanang announced on Sunday the latest additional appointments made by President Benigno S. Aquino III to national government positions.

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P-Noy reminds DILG officials to focus on work

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on P-Noy reminds DILG officials to focus on work 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday reminded two top officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to focus on their work in helping improve Filipino lives.

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Sen. Recto wants GSIS Law revised

October 11, 2010 7:21 am· Comments Off on Sen. Recto wants GSIS Law revised 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — Senator Ralph Recto has sought to increase the representation of the government employees and public school teachers in the board of trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

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