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Protesters top one million in anti-job reform Rome rally

October 25, 2014 10:21 pm

ROME: Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demonstration organized by Italy’s largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to overhaul the labor market. As hundreds of thousands of Italians snaked … Read more »

DepEd employees seek pay hike

October 25, 2014 9:47 pm

EMPLOYEES of the Department of Education (DepEd) urged the government to realign funds for counter-insurgency and use it to augment the department’s budget instead. Domingo Alidon, president of the Department of Education-National Employees Union (DepEd-NEU), said President Benigno Aquino 3rd … Read more »

Blue ribbon probe a waste of time – Atienza

October 25, 2014 9:46 pm

BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza criticized the manner with which the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has been conducting its investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of Vice President Jejomar Binay. “It is obvious that the Senate investigation being conducted against Vice … Read more »

BFP to acquire 469 new fire trucks

October 25, 2014 9:45 pm

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is hoping to put an end to the nationwide shortage of fire trucks following the conduct of a bidding for the purchase of 469 fire atrucks amounting to more than P2 billion. In the … Read more »

House lax on absentees – Macalintal

October 25, 2014 9:45 pm

ELECTION lawyer Romulo Macalintal has blamed the prevailing tradition and system in the House of Representatives of ignoring the repeated absences of its members as the primary reason for Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s failure to effectively perform his functions as … Read more »

Momentum building on Pacific trade deal

October 25, 2014 9:45 pm

SYDNEY: Momentum is building towards a pan-Pacific trade agreement, representatives of Australia and the United States said on Saturday as talks between trade ministers began in Sydney. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy … Read more »

Aquino won’t apologize for Laude wake remarks

October 25, 2014 9:42 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd will not apologize for his remarks explaining why he was not attending the wake of slain transgender Jennifer Laude. Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office made the announcement on Saturday, a day after … Read more »

AFP presses case against Suselbeck

October 25, 2014 9:39 pm

THE Armed Forces (AFP) is bent on having Marc Suselbeck, the German fiancée of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, deported for climbing over a fence in Camp Aguinaldo near where a US Marine suspected of killing Laude was being detained … Read more »

DENR airs appeal on clean air campaign

October 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje Jr. is appealing to local government units (LGUs) not to make money out of the campaign against air pollution. Paje told a news forum that while a number of LGUs are helping the … Read more »

Police on full alert for All Saint’s Day

October 25, 2014 9:37 pm

THE 140,000 strong Philippine National Police (PNP) will go on full alert starting Thursday ahead of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day next weekend. When the PNP is on full alert, all leaves of police personnel are cancelled and … Read more »