PAL ready for 'worst case scenario' of work stoppage

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on PAL ready for 'worst case scenario' of work stoppage 

MANILA, April 2 — Philippine Airlines (PAL) has assured the airline-riding public that it is prepared for a ‘worst case scenario’ of an actual work stoppage in the national flag carrier.

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Filipino pleads not guilty of marijuana-smuggling in Malaysia

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on Filipino pleads not guilty of marijuana-smuggling in Malaysia 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 2 — Even before the sadness has ebbed over Wednesday’s execution in China of three Filipino drug mules, another Filipino on a drug-related charge in Malaysia has hogged the news.

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Filipinos asked to take 'fuller responsibility' vs. drugs

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on Filipinos asked to take 'fuller responsibility' vs. drugs 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 2 -— For the umpteenth time, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has called on Filipinos to take "fuller responsibility" for their social behavior, to be vigilant against individuals who would net them into the dreaded illegal drug trade.

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VP Binay warns of text scams dragging OVP's name

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on VP Binay warns of text scams dragging OVP's name 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 2 — The Office of Vice President (OVP) Jejomar C. Binay on Saturday disclaimed sponsoring a raffle activity and informing the supposed lucky winner of winning a bonanza of P850,000 via a text message that name-dropped the OVP.

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Seafarers, manning agencies surprised over PRC's newest on-line services

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 2 — Seafarers and various manning agencies based in Metro Manila expressed their pleasant surprise upon being informed of the Professional Regulation Commissions (PRC)’s latest on-line service which allows them to renew their licenses and book their qualification examinations in the safety and comforts of their homes.

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1,246 high school grads finish DOST-SEI scholarship exam

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on 1,246 high school grads finish DOST-SEI scholarship exam 

MANILA, April 2 — Around 1,246 high school graduates passed the scholarship exam given in November 2010 nationwide by the Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

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DSWD placed 'Second Level' in performance scorecard

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 2 — Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman said the DSWD has been placed in the "Second Level" in complying with what is known as the Performance Governance System-Balanced Scorecard Compliance (PGS-BSC) of the non-governmental Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and Palladium Group Inc.

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Government agencies need to help in dissemination of information — Coloma

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on Government agencies need to help in dissemination of information — Coloma 

MANILA, April 2 — All government agencies must work together to inform the public about the accomplishments of the Aquino administration to further improve public perception, according to a Malacanang official.

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Local Government Code author disputes DILG chief’s contraceptives call

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 2 -– Local Government Code (LGC) author former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. branded as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo’s reported call for ‘barangay’ and other local officials nationwide to refrain from enacting ordinances that ban promotion, distribution, sale and purchase of contraceptives.

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Iloilo City dad gets no reprieve from mayor's office

April 3, 2011 12:29 am· Comments Off on Iloilo City dad gets no reprieve from mayor's office 

ILOILO CITY, April 1 – City Councilor Edward Yee went unheard in his appeal against the demolition of a restaurant he owned, said to be illegally erected.

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