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4 sections of EDSA due for repair this Holy Week

March 31, 2015 4:59 pm

Taking advantage of the Lenten break, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will resume road repairs of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) effective 12 midnight of April 2, Thursday until 12 noon of April 5, Sunday. In a … Read more »

Are you working this Holy Week? DOLE issues pay rules

March 31, 2015 4:18 pm

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued pay rules for April 2 (Maundy Thursday) and April 3 (Good Friday), regular holidays and April 4 (Black Saturday), a special non-working holiday. With this, the DOLE through Labor Advisory No. … Read more »

Guimaras expects 80,000 pilgrims during ‘Pagtaltal’

March 31, 2015 3:13 pm

ILOILO CITY: The province of Guimaras is expecting some 80,000 pilgrims to troop to ‘Balaang Bukid’ to witness the annual “Pagtaltal sa Guimaras” that depicts the passion of Christ slated this Holy Friday in Jordan town. Guimaras tourism officer Angie … Read more »

Antipolo City, EcoWaste Coalition appeal for litter-free ‘Alay-Lakad’

March 31, 2015 3:12 pm

The Antipolo City Government and the EcoWaste Coalition on Tuesday exhorted Filipinos joining the penitential “Alay-Lakad” this Maundy Thursday to make their pilgrimage litter-free. In a joint appeal, Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro Ynares III and environmentalist Sonia Mendoza, President of … Read more »

Proposed Bangsamoro gov’t to get P36.8B in first year

March 31, 2015 9:36 am

Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Monday clarified that the Bangsamoro government will get only P36.8 billion and not P75 billion as reported in the first year. ”This P36.8 billion is provided in the (proposed) law. They have to study the … Read more »

Phoenix, Seaoil hike pump prices of gasoline by P1.10/liter and diesel by 60c/liter

March 31, 2015 9:35 am

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and Seaoil Philippines Inc (SPI) will hike pump prices of gasoline by P1.10 per liter and diesel by 60 centavos per liter on Tuesday. Phoenix Petroleum will enforce price changes on Tuesday at 6 a.m., while SPI … Read more »

Sandiganbayan denies Jinggoy’s plea against garnishment of his P183-M assets

March 30, 2015 8:07 pm

The Sandiganbayan denied on Monday the motion for reconsideration filed by detained Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada regarding the attachment and freeze of his assets in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. In a five-page resolution, Sandiganbayan … Read more »

MILF members will not be integrated into PNP, AFP

March 30, 2015 7:55 pm

Chief government peace negotiator, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, on Monday clarified that members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not be integrated into the Philippine National Police or the Armed Forces of the Philippines, once the draft Bangsamoro Basic … Read more »

Aquino’s Lenten message: ‘Be truthful not only in words but in works’

March 30, 2015 7:34 pm

As followers of Jesus Christ, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Filipino people should be truthful not only with their words but with their works. In his Lenten message, President Aquino said through sharing, unity and guidance … Read more »

India police arrest 1,000 over police exam cheating scandal

March 30, 2015 7:26 pm

NEW DELHI: Police in eastern India have arrested around 1,000 aspiring constables for using “middlemen” to sit their exams for them, in the latest cheating scandal to hit Bihar state, an official said Monday. Some 50,000 candidates sat the written … Read more »