Senator Ejercito calls for early passage of “Journalist Protection and Welfare” bill

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Senator Ejercito calls for early passage of “Journalist Protection and Welfare” bill 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna April 8 -– Despite the Senate recess, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito welcomed the Calabarzon media organization for their educational tour Monday afternoon and assured them on the early passage of the “Journalist Protection and Welfare Act” he re-filed in the Senate the same measure he filed as principal author while serving at the House of Representatives.

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Speaker Belmonte hails SC declaring RH Law 'constitutional'

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Speaker Belmonte hails SC declaring RH Law 'constitutional' 

MANILA, April 8 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health (RH) Law constitutional.

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OPAPP: No reports of 4,000 MILF fighters joining MNLF

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on OPAPP: No reports of 4,000 MILF fighters joining MNLF 

MANILA, April 8 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles on Tuesday said the government has not received reports that some members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have joined the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

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Ombudsman dismisses from the service BOC division chief; raps messenger

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman dismisses from the service BOC division chief; raps messenger 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

BAGUIO CITY, April 8 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Tuesday dismissed from the service Eduardo Guinea Wong, Acting Chief of the Assessment Division of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cagayan de Oro City, for grave misconduct and dishonesty.

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HR industry gears for 2015 ASEAN integration

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on HR industry gears for 2015 ASEAN integration 

MANILA, April 8 — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be holding the 2014 Human Resource Symposium on April 24 to 25 in Cebu City.

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Solon proposes special exceptions on gun-licensing requirement for journalists, members of the judiciary

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Solon proposes special exceptions on gun-licensing requirement for journalists, members of the judiciary 

MANILA, April 8 — With the latest killing of another journalist, Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento on Tuesday said there might be a need for the Philippine National Police (PNP) to consider making special exceptions for its gun licensing requirement for media practitioners and other "high-risk" professions who are not members of the police and the military.

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Gov't sees growing legion of peace campaigners for Bangsamoro pact — Deles

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Gov't sees growing legion of peace campaigners for Bangsamoro pact — Deles 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 8 (PNA) — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles has expressed confidence that the five provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will stick it out in the envisioned Bangsamoro region, saying the government is expecting a growing legion of peace advocates campaigning for the entrenchment of the Bangsamoro government.

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Neophyte senator nixes SK abolition, favors meaningful reforms, measures

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on Neophyte senator nixes SK abolition, favors meaningful reforms, measures 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna April 8 — One of the sponsors of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or the government’s sanctioned youth council while serving then as congressman nixed for its abolition and instead proposed reforms to improve the system now that he is a Senator.

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PCG on heightened alert for Holy Week

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on PCG on heightened alert for Holy Week 

MANILA, April 8 — To ensure that the sea going public will be safe this Holy Week, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Tuesday announced it has placed all its units nationwide on "heightened alert".

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OPAPP launches women’s magazine; tackles women’s role, experiences in peace building

April 9, 2014 8:42 am· Comments Off on OPAPP launches women’s magazine; tackles women’s role, experiences in peace building 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 8 (PNA)—The Office of the Presidential Peace Process (OPAPP) formally launched on Tuesday a women’s magazine titled “Kababaihan at Kapayapaan” at the Social Development Complex Conference Hall of Ateneo De Manila University.

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