DOLE to sustain increased employment, Baldoz says after P-Noy SONA

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on DOLE to sustain increased employment, Baldoz says after P-Noy SONA 

MANILA, July 25 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday outlined some of the strategies that she said the Department of Labor and Employment will continue to pursue this year and until 2016 that could sustain the general uptick in employment in the country and, conversely, the continuing decline in unemployment as mentioned by President Benigno S. Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) the other day.

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Another batch of 56 Filipinos rescued by PHL government in Syria amid raging conflict

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Another batch of 56 Filipinos rescued by PHL government in Syria amid raging conflict 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, July 25 -– Another batch of 56 Filipino workers have been rescued by the Philippine government from conflict-torn Syria as the Department of Foreign Affairs intensifies its efforts to bring home thousands more who are trapped in the raging violence.

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Agriculture mourns death of former chief

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Agriculture mourns death of former chief 

MANILA, July 25 — The Department of Agriculture, headed by Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of former Agriculture Secretary Roberto S. Sebastian for his untimely demise. 

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Senators push for ratification of ILO convention for domestic workers

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Senators push for ratification of ILO convention for domestic workers 

MANILA, July 25 – Senator Loren Legarda and Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Wednesday urged their colleagues at the Senate for the approval of a resolution, concurring in the ratification of International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189 or the Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention.

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Malacanang says granting of bail to GMA by RTC shows independence of the Judicial branch of government

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says granting of bail to GMA by RTC shows independence of the Judicial branch of government 

MANILA, July 25 — Malacanang expressed full recognition on the jurisdiction of the courts over the various cases filed before them following the granting of a Regional Trial Court (RTC) to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to post bail, adding that such development only shows the independence of the Judicial branch of government.

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Malacanang sees no armed conflict in West Philippine Sea

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang sees no armed conflict in West Philippine Sea 

MANILA, July 25 — Despite the escalating tensions between neighboring nations laying claim to the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines remains confident that a resolution to the issue will be settled diplomatically.

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Ochoa: We need stronger laws to defeat terrorism

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Ochoa: We need stronger laws to defeat terrorism 

MANILA, July 25 — The Aquino administration wants Congress to amend the Human Security Act of 2007 to further strengthen government efforts in fighting and defeating terrorism.

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Aquino to select new SC Chief Justice on basis of constitutional requirements

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to select new SC Chief Justice on basis of constitutional requirements 

MANILA, July 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will select the successor of ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato C. Corona not on the basis of popularity but solely on the constitutional requirements, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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Comelec has ample savings to proceed with automated elections, Palace says

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Comelec has ample savings to proceed with automated elections, Palace says 

MANILA, July 25 — Malacañang maintained on Wednesday that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has enough resources to proceed with automated elections in 2013.

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GPH to MILF: Discipline troops and stop infighting that undermine peace gains

July 25, 2012 9:27 pm· 2 Comments 

SULTAN SA BARONGIS, Maguindanao, July 25 — Government of the Philippines (GPH) senior military adviser Brigadier General Leo Cresente Ferrer on Wednesday called on the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to impose discipline among its forces and peacefully resolve infightings instigated by “ridos” or clan wars among its base commands.

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