DOST measures 'happiness at work' of BPO workers (Feature)

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on DOST measures 'happiness at work' of BPO workers (Feature) 

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 22 — Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a growing industry in the Philippines that employs over 500,000 Filipinos, mostly young professionals.

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Mayors’ league officials go birdwatching in Balanga City

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Mayors’ league officials go birdwatching in Balanga City 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Feb. 23 –The city mayor's league officials on Friday had a taste of birdwatching and hunting for dried and smoked fish and cookies in a market here in their last day of strategic planning sessions.

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Palace: Coordination efforts of government meant to create clear understanding by affected agencies of truck ban

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Palace: Coordination efforts of government meant to create clear understanding by affected agencies of truck ban 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — Malacanang said on Sunday that it is stepping up its coordination efforts with agencies that will be affected once a Manila ordinance banning the use of trucks on its roads takes effect on Monday, saying it wants to create a clear understanding of the ordinance in order for its rules to be enforced.

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Whistleblower in plunder case vs 42 DPWH execs, employees seek PNoy’s help

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Whistleblower in plunder case vs 42 DPWH execs, employees seek PNoy’s help 

By Manilyn Ugalde

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 23 (PNA) — A lowly employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Bicol who had turned whistleblower and filed a plunder complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in 2012 against 42 top executives and employees of his office is crying foul over the pressures he has been receiving.

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Typhoon victim turns over new leaf through skills training

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Typhoon victim turns over new leaf through skills training 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — Waking up to muddied roads, flattened homes, and personal belongings strewn everywhere after typhoon Pablo battered southern and central Mindanao region, Hospecio Lesmis knew he had no choice but to rebuild.

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DSWD implements Nat'l Community-driven dev't program

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on DSWD implements Nat'l Community-driven dev't program 

By Jojo Lamaria

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 23 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will implement the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP) this year in all recipient barangays across the country.

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Army jets kill 38 militants in NW Pakistan air raids

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Army jets kill 38 militants in NW Pakistan air raids 

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 24 — Jet fighters of Pakistan army have killed 38 militants and injured several others in a series of air strikes in the country's northwest tribal area of Khyber Agency on Sunday, local officials said.

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Kerry reiterates U.S. support to fight terrorism in Nigeria

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Kerry reiterates U.S. support to fight terrorism in Nigeria 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — The United States supports Nigerian authorities to investigate "cowardly" acts of terror and bring the perpetrators to justice, State Secretary John Kerry said Sunday.

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News Analysis: Majority of Finns reject NATO membership

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Majority of Finns reject NATO membership 

By Elina Xu

HELSINKI, Feb. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — A survey conducted by Finnish daily Helsinki News shows that the majority of Finns persistently reject Finland's NATO membership, as well as the formation of EU common defense and Finland-Sweden defense alliance.

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3rd LD Writethru: China's giant pandas arrive at Belgian airport

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on 3rd LD Writethru: China's giant pandas arrive at Belgian airport 

BRUSSELS, Feb. 24 — A pair of giant pandas from southwest China's Sichuan Province arrived at the Brussels Airport at around 12:00 local time (1100GMT) Sunday.

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