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Philippine Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Tetangco tops 2015 list of highest paid in gov’t

BANGKO Sentral ng Pillipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. tops the list of highest-paid government officials last year with total earnings of P13.957 million according to the 2015 Report on Salaries and Allowances released by the Commission on Audit Tuesday. Tetangco’s pay includs P6.693 million in basic salary, P3.912 million bonuses/incentives, P2.448 million allowances, and P879,456.73 in discretionary funds. […]

by Peter J. G. Tabingo· · 0 comments · News
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has a new director general

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has a new director general

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ new director general, Capt. Antonio G. Buendia vows to make the agency the center of aviation excellence in Southeast Asia. Director General Buendia makes the pledge Tuesday as outgoing CAAP director general William Hotchkiss 3rd turns over the reins of the agency to him. At the same time, he appeals to CAAP employees […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Suppression of illegal drugs in six months doable — new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief

Suppression of illegal drugs in six months doable — new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief

THE new PDEA chief, Ret. Police Deputy Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, assures the public that they would feel the effects of the anti-drug efforts of the agency. The new anti-drug czar made the assurance as he formally assumed the PDEA leadership Tuesday from outgoing Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., during the Turn-Over of Command Ceremony on July […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine Ombudsman to prosecute former Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for graft

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales junks the motion for reconsideration filed by former Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in connection with her P830 million peso graft case thus paving the way for her prosecution before the Sandiganbayan. The Office of the Ombudsman, in a press statement, said Morales affirms the finding of probable cause against Garcia and 11 others for violation […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Federalism is a move towards more democratization—PDP-Laban

MANILA–The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) says President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for federalism belies the common perception that he has a dictatorial tendency because in fact, it is a move towards the decentralization of power. Thus claim the PDP-Laban’s Policy Studies Group head Jose Antonio Goitia as the current ruling political party continues its push for a change in the Philippines’ […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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12% hurdles Philippine National Police entrance exam; 28.80% in promotional tests

A TOTAL of only 2,705 or 12% out of the 22,541 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance exam conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 24, 2016. This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chair and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the PNP entrance and promotional examinations. […]

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Ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri charged anew for P10M in illegal projects by Philippine Ombudsman

A FEW days after Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales announces the finding of probable cause to charge former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other city government officials with violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) before the Sandiganbayan, the same set of respondents were charged anew with additional counts of […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Queen of Asia Pacific pageant joins Beverly Hills’ biggest 2016 event

THE Queen of Asia Pacific (QAP) beauty pageant is preparing to step out into a bigger stage, both literally and figuratively, as it forms part of a big event that will take place in Beverly Hills in October this year. The said event, being hyped as an “epic” Beverly Hills occasion, will include a parade of celebrities, a gathering of […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Just say: No bags please

THE EcoWaste Coalition, a pro health and environment watch group, urges the public to shun disposable plastic bags in support of the government’s move to protect the ecosystem and save millions of pesos used in waste management including the unclogging of the waterways. The coalition made the call yesterday (Sunday), the International Plastic Bag Free Day, noting that as the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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US Mayors Blast Obama, NATO: War Games on Russia’s Border Endanger Humanity

The leaders of America’s towns and cities issued a resolution warning the Obama administration and NATO that continued anti-Russian provocations place humanity at greater risk of nuclear annihilation. The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), the official non-partisan organization for city leaders administering populations greater than 30,000, moved to condemn NATO’s Anaconda War Games on Russia’s border as increasing the threat of nuclear conflict.  “The largest NATO […]

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A Manila bound Cebu Pacific plane diverted to India due to computer glitch

A Manila bound Cebu Pacific plane diverted to India due to computer glitch

A TECHNICAL glitch forced a Cebu Pacific Air flight to perform an emergency landing on Wednesday at the  Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. Aside from the inconvenience suffered by the passengers, nobody was reported hurt in the incident. This was learned Friday in a statement of the Cebu Pacific Air (CEB). The plane, CEB Flight 5J015 with 347 […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Plaridel, a journalist-lawyer, is our true National Hero

“Plaridel: Ang kaluluwa ng paghihiwalay ng Pilipinas sa bansang Espanya ay mas matalino at superior kay Rizal” –Governor General Ramon Blanco MARCELO HILARIO DEL PILAR, known also by his nom de guerre “Plaridel”, was the greatest journalist who ever took flesh this side of the Orient. Filipinos commemorate Plaridel’s 120th death anniversary on July 4, He died in 1896 (the […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · News
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The MMDA strengthens Pasig River ferry system

IN a bid to promote the Pasig River Ferry Service as an alternative mode of transportation in the metropolis, the Metro Manila Development Authority launched another commuter boat last Thursday, the last day in office of its chair Emerson Carlos. The launching of the 20-seater ferry at the Guadalupe Station in Makati City brought to 16 the total number of […]

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Philippine aviation authorities suspend pilot for reckless flying

A PHILIPPINE airplane pilot was suspended for nearly a year by the country’s civil aviation authority for reckless flying. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William K. Hotchkiss 3rd has ordered the 330 day suspension of Capt. Leo Ariel Guardo after was found guilty of committing four violations of the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations (PCAR). Specifically, Guardo was […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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The search for ten outstanding young Fil-Am to join week long Philippine immersion starts

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO, a non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation Filipino leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people, has launched its 2016 Immersion Program application to identify ten Filipino-American young leaders who will join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines. The program includes meetings with top government, business and civil society leaders […]

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Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as the Philippines 16th president

MANILA—In a historic feat, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the controversial mayor of Davao City, was sworn into office Thursday (June 30) as the Philippines 16th president and the first from Mindanao. Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes, Duterte’s fraternity brother from the San Beda College of Law based Lex Talionis Fraternity, administered the oath of office for the country’s new president […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine National Police Commission approves implementation of national police clearance system

THE Philippine National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) early this month allowed the country’s police authorities to adopt and implement a centralized national police clearance system to aid the government in its anti-criminality campaign and improve the crime investigation and detection capabilities of law enforcers. This was learned Thursday after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chair […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine transportation authorities deny report that the multi-million peso airport security equipment are missing

THE Philippine Office for Transportation Security took issue with a leading newspaper’s report alleging that the P67 million peso (about US $ 1.45 million) worth of security screening equipment have disappeared. In a statement, OTS spokesperson Jonathan Maliwat said contrary to the news report, the equipment did not disappear but have been deployed at different airports since 2015 in time […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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NAIA on alert

SECURITY at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was tightened following a terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk Airport Tuesday night which killed 41 people and injured 239 others. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in coordination with the Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) and the Office for Transportation Security have stepped up  security measures to ensure the safety of passengers as well […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri to be tried for anomalous P2.9M drainage project

Ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri to be tried for anomalous P2.9M drainage project

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said there is probable cause to charge former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other city government officials with violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) before the Sandiganbayan. Ombudsman records show that in 2011, the city undertook the improvement of the drainage system of Molave […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Nine new members were sworn in by the Los Angeles  Philippine Women's Club (LA PWC) on their 55th Anniversary last Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Apartments Social hall at 2328 Historic FIlipintown, DTLA.  New LA PWC President Perla Santos  ( fourth person on the  left) in Blue Pilipina terno with the new members

Los Angeles’ Philippine Women’s Club mark 55 years of community service

Los Angeles- “The oldies but the goodies.” The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club ( LA PWC), the oldest Filipino-American women’s organization, marked their 55th years of community service by installing new officers and members. In her welcome address, past president Amelia Arichea lauded the organization’s officers for their tireless effort is running the organization. She adds that their dedication inspired […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Los Angeles awarded $70 M for a new manufacturing institute by the DOE

LOS Angeles –President Obama announced today that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC)—a consortium co-founded by University of California Los Angles (UCLA) and more than 200 academics and business leaders nationwide—has been awarded $70 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new manufacturing institute headquartered in the city of angels.  The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SMII) will […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News
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Exiting MMDA chair supports the granting of emergency power to the incoming president to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Metro Manila Development Authority chair Emerson Carlos said in-coming President Rodrigo Duterte should be given extra ordinary powers to solve the traffic problem besetting Metro Manila and other urban areas nationwide and stop the multi-billion peso bleeding of the economy caused by these gridlocks. Carlos, who is set to relinquish his post on Thursday noon, also notes that giving Duterte […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine Ombudsman charges ex-Iloilo congressman Syjuco for NGO mess

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales on Tuesday orders the filing of graft charges against former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco Jr. before the Sandiganbayan for entering into a multi-million peso contract with the government using his own non-government organization, the Tagipusuon Foundation Inc. Specifically, Syjuco was charged by government prosecutors before the anti-graft court with malversation and violation of Section 3(e) and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Canada should take back its garbage – Philippine green groups

PHILIPPINE green groups demand from the Canadian government the re-importation of its country’s garbage which it dumps in the country without regard to its impact on our local environment. The EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao issued the demand during a mass action in front of the Canadian embassy in Makati City as both organizations denounce the failure the Canadian government […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News