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THE Commission on Audit (COA) wanted to know from officials of Isabela province what happened to the roll-on, roll-off (roro) project they entered with the North Eastern Pacific Coastal Service Inc. way back in 2003. State auditors noticed that the P10-million infrastructure project was already delayed for 10 years and…

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Six holding and real-estate consultancy firms expressed interest in participating in the sale through a public bidding of the 8,300 square meter Fort Bonifacio Global City (BGC) property of the Social Security System (SSS). In a statement, SSS Senior Vice President Jose Bautista, chairman of the SSS Acquired Assets Disposal…

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the libel case filed by William Russell Sobrepeña, older brother of Camp John Hay Development Corp.’s (CJHDevCo) Chairman and Chief Executive Robert John Sobrepeña against officials of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for lack of probable cause. The resolution singed by…

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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has mandated colleges and universities to ensure the welfare of their students while taking up internship abroad as it tightened the regulations governing the program. This, according to the CHEd, is to ensure that students who are undergoing on-the-job training abroad are not being…

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Being part of Aquino administration’s drive for increased transparency and accountability in the Philippine bureaucracy, the National Payroll System (NPS) will also play a central role in ensuring greater efficiency in government’s human resource process. The NPS is a component of the Government Human Resource Information System, goal of which…

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Malacañang has declared August 9 (Friday) a regular holiday in observance of Eidul Fitr or the end of the month-long Ramadan. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno Aquino 3rd has signed Proclamation 629 declaring the holiday. Eidul Fitr is an important celebration for Filipino Muslims, marking the end of…

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Tambubong Elementary School in San Rafael, Bulacan was given computer systems on Thursday for digitized instructional and learning materials. This is a project of the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and National Engineering Center of the University of the Philippines. “The school received 16 cost-efficient thin clients…

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A Palace official said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is studying proposals to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) which according to some groups, have become a breeding ground for corruption among the youth. “The President has asked DILG to study the SK. We don’t know yet the…

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday clarified that there are no rotten rice stored in its depot in Panacan, Davao City. The DSWD issued the clarification amid allegation of such rotten rice in Davao City by some news report. According to DSWD, the rice that were…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday apprehended more than 20 public utility vehicles (PUVs) in its joint operation against colorum or out of line PUVs. MMDA Assistant General Manager for Operations Emerson Carlos said the operation, called Oplan Goliath, targets…