Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 07:39 p.m.
OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales dismissed a records officer for demanding P30,000 from a police official seeking clearance from the agency for promotion purposes.
Dismissed from the service was Juan Dita dela Cruz, Administrative Officer III of the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices, for victimizing Police Senior Superintendent Pedro Ramos in 2007.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 07:37 p.m.
MALACANANG on Wednesday respected the decision of Nathaniel Servando, administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), to quit his post.
"We respect Dir. Servando's decision to pursue an alternative career path. We thank him for his long years of dedicated public service,” said Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma in a text message.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 06:21 p.m.
THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the Radiologic and X-Ray Technologist licensure exams results two days after they were given in June of this year.
Out of 1,122 examinees of the Radiologic Technologist Licensure exam, only 637 or 56.77 percent passed, while out of 138 examinees of the X-Ray Technologist exam, only 31 or 22.46 percent passed.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 06:16 p.m.
THE 12 newly-elected senators will not be able to assume office if they will not correct on or before June 30 the deficiencies found in their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs).
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Lim said Sonny Angara, Francis Escudero, JV Ejercito, Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda, Aquilino Pimentel III, Grace Poe, Antonio Trillanes, and Cynthia Villar did not file the necessary copies of receipts they issued to contributors. Lim is the head of the poll body's campaign finance unit.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 05:46 p.m.
MANILA -- The Philippines' top diplomat said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry have appealed to Manila not to withdraw more than 300 Filipino peacekeepers from the Golan Heights to avoid "maximum volatility" in the restive Middle East region.
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday the diplomats made the appeal to him in separate recent talks.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 05:34 p.m.
PUBLIC Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said Wednesday that the government would no longer heed any call of some local government units (LGUs) to suspend the transfer of informal settlers to other places four months before the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls.
Some LGUs had requested not to transfer informal settlers who were clogging the major waterways in Metro Manila before the May 13 elections.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:54 p.m.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) set three days for individuals interested to run in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls on October 28, 2013 to file their certificates of candidacy (COC).
Filing of COC will run from October 15 to 17, followed by the nine-day campaign period, according to the calendar of activities stated under Comelec Resolution 9715.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:42 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- A host nation having control in choosing the sports to be played in Southeast Asian (SEA) Games should be revisited by the regional federation, an official said late Tuesday.
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Ricardo Garcia said the privilege is unfair to other countries trying to rule the biennial meet fair and square.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:38 p.m.
THREE Philippine Embassy officials were ordered Wednesday to return to the country and face investigation on their alleged involvement in the forced prostitution of distressed female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Also asked to fly back to the Philippines are the heads of embassies in Kuwait, Damascus in Syria and Amman in Jordan, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said after meeting Akbayan Representative Walden Bello, who exposed the alleged sex-for-repatriation practice on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 04:37 p.m.
A PARTY-LIST lawmaker sought on Wednesday a review of the budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the 16th Congress amid the departure of weather forecasters to countries offering higher pay.
Cibac party-list Representative Sherwin Tugna also asked Malacañang to double its investment in the sciences.