Aquino to witness signing of agreement augmenting salaries of workers in judiciary

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino to witness signing of agreement augmenting salaries of workers in judiciary 

MANILA, April 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will witness on Wednesday the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the judges associations that will allow the executive branch to augment the salaries of workers in the judiciary.

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Palace hopes for the peaceful resolution of hostage crisis in Agusan del Sur

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Palace hopes for the peaceful resolution of hostage crisis in Agusan del Sur 

MANILA, April 5 — Malacañang expects that the hostage-taking incident in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur would be resolved peacefully following the release of a 13-year- old boy on Monday.

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ILO, PHL gov't strive to stop child labor

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on ILO, PHL gov't strive to stop child labor 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, April 5 — Providing sustainable work to parents of child laborers is the key to stopping the unlawful practice among minors doing dangerous jobs, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday.

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Aquino issues E.O. No. 32 instituting the Public Transport Assistance Program

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino issues E.O. No. 32 instituting the Public Transport Assistance Program 

MANILA, April 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 32 granting the temporary assistance to the transport sector to cushion the impact of continuing increases in fuel prices.

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Pasay RTC hears criminal raps vs. 2 accomplices of recruiter of executed drug mule in PROC

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Pasay RTC hears criminal raps vs. 2 accomplices of recruiter of executed drug mule in PROC 

MANILA, April 5 – The Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) is now hearing the criminal charges filed against the two accomplices of Tita Cacayan, the alleged recruiter of drug courier Sally Ordinario-Villanueva who was executed in China on March 30.

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President Aquino prefers assistance to transport sector to oil VAT removal –- Coloma

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on President Aquino prefers assistance to transport sector to oil VAT removal –- Coloma 

By M. Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, April 5 – President Benigno S. Aquino III prefers to extend assistance to the transport groups in the wake of the skyrocketing of crude prices in the global market to the abolition of the value added tax (VAT) on oil as clamored by the people affected by such increase.

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Malacañang urges Filipinos to join anti-measles drive

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Malacañang urges Filipinos to join anti-measles drive 

MANILA, April 5 — Malacañang urged Filipinos on Tuesday to take part in the government’s drive to eradicate measles through the Department of Health’s (DOH) “Iligtas sa Tigdas ang Pinas” program.

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Aquino appoints Pulido-Tan, Mendoza as chairman/commissioner of COA

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Pulido-Tan, Mendoza as chairman/commissioner of COA 

MANILA, April 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed former Finance undersecretary Ma. Gracia Pulido-Tan and erstwhile state auditor Heidi Mendoza as chairman (ad interim) and commissioner (ad interim) of the Commission on Audit (COA) respectively.

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‘Balikatan’ begins with humanitarian touch

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on ‘Balikatan’ begins with humanitarian touch 

MANILA, April 5 – Various disaster relief reduction equipment and humanitarian oriented materials were on display as the 10-day annual “Balikatan” exercises kicked off Tuesday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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Cebu City asks 137 homeowners’ groups to help in waste segregation program

April 6, 2011 12:37 am· Comments Off on Cebu City asks 137 homeowners’ groups to help in waste segregation program 

CEBU CITY, April 5 – The Cebu City government is seeking the help of some 137 homeowners’ groups in the city for the strict implementation of the “no segregation, no collection” policy.

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