88% of businesses in Phl reap rewards from offering flexible working

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on 88% of businesses in Phl reap rewards from offering flexible working 

MANILA, March 22 — Nine out of 10 companies in the Philippines are now offering their staff flexible working.

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DILG chief asks waterless LGUs to invest in water supply systems

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on DILG chief asks waterless LGUs to invest in water supply systems 

MANILA, March 22 – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo urged on Tuesday local government units (LGUs) nationwide, particularly waterless municipalities, to invest in local water supply systems to provide access to potable water to their constituents.

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Bishop urges senators to vote according to conscience in Ombudsman's impeachment trial

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Bishop urges senators to vote according to conscience in Ombudsman's impeachment trial 

MANILA, March 22 – A Catholic bishop on Tuesday urged the senators to vote according to their conscience in the upcoming impeachment trial against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in the Senate.

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SSS collects delinquent premiums of workers in Eton incident, gives P30,000 benefits

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on SSS collects delinquent premiums of workers in Eton incident, gives P30,000 benefits 

MANILA, March 22 – The Social Security System (SSS) said it has collected overdue contributions of construction workers who died when a service elevator at a high-rise building in Makati collapsed last January, and called on their families to file benefit claims.

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CSC relaxes rule on taking Career Service exams

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on CSC relaxes rule on taking Career Service exams 

MANILA, March 22 – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Tuesday said there shall be no limit to the number of times one can take the Career Service Examination (CSE), both for Professional and Sub-Professional levels.

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Countries with high-rate of undocumented nationals face sanction in SoKor labor market

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Countries with high-rate of undocumented nationals face sanction in SoKor labor market 

MANILA, March 23 — Seoul may suspend receiving new workers or reject renewing labor agreements with countries that have a high rate of undocumented nationals in South Korea, as it announced a 48,000-quota of foreign workers for 2011.

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Filipina woman and child confirmed dead in Japan’s tsunami

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Filipina woman and child confirmed dead in Japan’s tsunami 

MANILA, March 23 — A Filipino woman and her child are among the Philippine nationals confirmed as victims of the recent quake-and-tsunami twin disasters in northeast Japan, the Philippine embassy in Tokyo confirmed on Tuesday.

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Filipinos still in Libya at greater risks now, says DFA

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Filipinos still in Libya at greater risks now, says DFA 

MANILA, March 23 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said Filipinos still in Libya face greater risks now that the United Nations Security Council-mandated no-fly zone is in force in Libya and high-weapons assaults are ongoing.

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EU brought home 339 Filipinos from Libya since March 6

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on EU brought home 339 Filipinos from Libya since March 6 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 23 — A total 339 Filipinos fleeing strife-torn Libya have returned home to the Philippines since March 6, thanks to repatriation assistance for non-EU nationals of Euros 3 million from the European Union (EU).

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Pangasinan to sign MOA with two power producers on their RPTAs

March 23, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan to sign MOA with two power producers on their RPTAs 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 22 — Governor Amado Espino Jr. is set to sign separate memorandum of agreements (MOAs) with two independent power producers (IPPs) in Pangasinan in connection with their respective Real Property Tax Assessments (RPTA).

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