TUCP statement on the P30 wage increase for workers in NCR

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on TUCP statement on the P30 wage increase for workers in NCR 

MANILA, May 18 – Wage petitioner Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has issued its statement in the light of the issuance of Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-National Capital Region Wage Order No. 17:

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IACAT identifies Sorsogon ports as child trafficking hot spots

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on IACAT identifies Sorsogon ports as child trafficking hot spots 

By Danny O. Calleja

SORSOGON CITY, May 18 -– The Inter-Agency Council Against Child Trafficking (IACAT) has identified three seaports in Sorsogon province as “hot spots” for human trafficking.

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New FPOP chief pushes early passage of RH bill

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on New FPOP chief pushes early passage of RH bill 

SAN MATEO, Isabela, May 18 -– The newly-installed president of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) said the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill will fully realize the effective implementation of the country’s reproductive health program.

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DSWD distributes senior citizen’s pension in Tarlac

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on DSWD distributes senior citizen’s pension in Tarlac 

TARLAC CITY, May 18 –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday distributed to some 265 senior citizens their pension for the first quarter of the year.

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Search on for 2 pilots of ill-fated Air Force trainer plane

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Search on for 2 pilots of ill-fated Air Force trainer plane 

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, May 18 -– Authorities are conducting search and rescue operations for the two pilots of a Philippine Air Force trainer aircraft that crashed before Friday noon in Mariveles, Bataan.

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More stores in Butuan City violating fire, building occupancy laws

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on More stores in Butuan City violating fire, building occupancy laws 

BUTUAN CITY, May 18 – Despite the tragic fire that killed 17 stay-in women store workers on May 9, more stores and other business establishments in the city were found to have violated building occupancy and fire safety laws.

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DILG monitors series of trainings for local officials

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on DILG monitors series of trainings for local officials 

ILOILO CITY, May 18 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is strictly monitoring various formal trainings of local officials initiated by their respective localities to make them more responsive to their respective responsibilities.

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Bohol jail guards in 'hot water' for escape of 3 inmates

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Bohol jail guards in 'hot water' for escape of 3 inmates 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, May 18 -“Heads will roll,” Gov. Edgar Chatto warned the guards at the Bohol District Jail in Cabawan District, this city.

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Kawasan Falls settlers refuse to remove structures

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Kawasan Falls settlers refuse to remove structures 

CEBU CITY, May 18 – Kawasan Falls in Badian town, some 97 kilometers south of Cebu City, will remain close to the public for a month because 45 settlers within the 20-meter easement did not demolish their structures.

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Two men get life terms for human trafficking

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Two men get life terms for human trafficking 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, May 18 – A regional trial court (RTC) judge has convicted two men for human trafficking and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

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