Wage board approves P30 COLA increase in NCR — Baldoz

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Wage board approves P30 COLA increase in NCR — Baldoz 

MANILA, May 18 — The Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) has approved a P30 wage increase in the form of cost-of-living allowance (COLA) for minimum wage earners in the National Capital Region, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Friday.

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Additional cost of living allowance could help Metro Manila workers, Palace says

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Additional cost of living allowance could help Metro Manila workers, Palace says 

MANILA, May 18 — Malacanang expects that the approval of a P30-additional cost of living allowance (COLA) for workers in Metro Manila will help them in their daily lives.

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(Metro News) MMDA advises public to use alternate routes as DPWH conducts road asphalt overlay in QC, Manila and Mandaluyong

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA advises public to use alternate routes as DPWH conducts road asphalt overlay in QC, Manila and Mandaluyong 

MANILA, May 18 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advises the public that some major roads in Quezon City, Manila and Mandaluyong City will be closed to traffic to enable the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to conduct road reblocking/asphalt overlay starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

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Peace talks with splinter rebel group RPA-ABB gaining headway

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Peace talks with splinter rebel group RPA-ABB gaining headway 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 18 – Peace talk between the government and a splinter rebel group is quietly gaining headway with the profiling of its members and inventory of firearms in preparation for disarmament.

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SC dismisses Butuan MTCC judge from service

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on SC dismisses Butuan MTCC judge from service 

MANILA, May 18 – The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed from the service a Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) judge in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte for his failure to immediately act on cases filed before his sala.

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Filipinos in U.S. give all-out support for Jessica Sanchez in American Idol

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos in U.S. give all-out support for Jessica Sanchez in American Idol 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 17 – “Wala munang tulugan!”

This was the urgent call made by the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a United States-based Filipino-American organization, to all Filipinos residing in and outside the United States to vote for Jessica Sanchez, one of the remaining three contenders for the coveted American Idol title for 2012.

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Drilon not interested in 82 dollar accounts; prefers to focus on Corona's SALN

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Drilon not interested in 82 dollar accounts; prefers to focus on Corona's SALN 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 18 – When Chief Justice Renato Corona finally faces his own impeachment trial on Tuesday, expect Senator-Judge Franklin Drilon not to focus on the supposed 82 dollar accounts, but on the alleged failure of the chief magistrate to report his wealth in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

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Malacanang extends all-out support for Jessica Sanchez to ensure her victory in American Idol show

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang extends all-out support for Jessica Sanchez to ensure her victory in American Idol show 

MANILA, May 18 — Malacanang expressed all-out support to Filipino-American-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez, who is vying for the top spot of American Idol, as it underscored the innate talent and excellence of Filipinos in any field of discipline.

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Villar wants six-hour working schedule for pregnant women

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Villar wants six-hour working schedule for pregnant women 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 18 -– Citing constitutional rights of working women for healthful working conditions, Senator Manny Villar has filed a bill prescribing a six-hour working schedule each day for the employed pregnant women.

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Aquino asks Faeldon's group to reconsider planned fishing expedition in Panatag Shoal to prevent escalation of tension — Palace

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Aquino asks Faeldon's group to reconsider planned fishing expedition in Panatag Shoal to prevent escalation of tension — Palace 

MANILA, May 18 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has asked former Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon and his group not to push through with their plan to sail to the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to prevent further escalation of tension between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China, a Malacanang official said on Friday.

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