DepEd assures teachers on poll duty to receive honoraria, service credits

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on DepEd assures teachers on poll duty to receive honoraria, service credits 

By Filane Mikey Z. Cervantes

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) – The Department of Education said on Tuesday that the public school teachers who rendered election services as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in the May 9 polls will receive honoraria as part of the government’s subsidy for the services rendered.

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Solon wants to exempt tricycle drivers from the MVUC charge

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Solon wants to exempt tricycle drivers from the MVUC charge 

MANILA, Feb. 22 — As a humanitarian consideration in view of the rising cost of living, a lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to exempt motorcycles with sidecar from payment of the Motor Vehicle Users Charge (MVUC).

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Public hearing held on senior citizens’ discount on medication

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Public hearing held on senior citizens’ discount on medication 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 28 -– The president of the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) has described as an “industry problem” the woes being raised over the 20 percent discount given by drug stores to senior citizens.

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Drilon: SK Reform Act proves anti-dynasty law ‘doable’

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Drilon: SK Reform Act proves anti-dynasty law ‘doable’ 

MANILA, Jan. 22 — The signing into law of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act by President Benigno Aquino III, which contains a landmark provision prohibiting political dynasties, proves that the passage of an anti-political dynasty law is achievable in the near future, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon said on Friday.

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SC asked to exempt private group from election gun ban

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on SC asked to exempt private group from election gun ban 

MANILA, Jan. 11 — A private gun owners group on Monday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to allow them to carry their respective guns during the election gun ban which took effect on Sunday.

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51 arrested in Pangasinan's pre-Christmas anti-crime drive

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on 51 arrested in Pangasinan's pre-Christmas anti-crime drive 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Dec. 1 -– Fifty-one persons were arrested in a series of operations dubbed as "Oplan Huli-day" conducted in the province of Pangasinan last Monday — a holiday being Bonifacio Day.

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BFAR strengthens information drive to highlight amended Fisheries Code

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on BFAR strengthens information drive to highlight amended Fisheries Code 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 18 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is now going massive in its information drive to inform stakeholders of the salient points of Republic Act 10654 that has amended Republic Act (RA) 8550.

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President Aquino signs Republic Act regulating forestry practice in the Philippines

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino signs Republic Act regulating forestry practice in the Philippines 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Republic Act (RA) 10690 regulating the practice of forestry in the country.

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Indigenous peoples favor federal form of government

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Indigenous peoples favor federal form of government 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 22 — Indigenous Peoples or the “lumads” of Negros Oriental support a proposal for a federal form of government because they believe it will work on their favor if implemented, according to Rene Cabanag, spokesperson of the IPs in the province.

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ARMM census of population starts

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on ARMM census of population starts 

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 10 — More than 3,100 service contractors have been deployed by the Philippine Statistics Authority in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PSA-ARMM) to conduct the 2015 Census of Population (PopCen) in the region.

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