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On Labor Day, groups protest over contractualization, burn Aquino’s effigy

TO EXPRESS dismay against the widespread contractualization and the pressing down of wages, labor groups burned on Sunday, May 1, the effigy of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Comelec to hold final testing, sealing of VCMs this week

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be holding the Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of the vote counting machines (VCMs) this week.

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Labor group insists contractualization is illegal

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is determined in putting an end to the employment practice of contractualization even as the government insists on its legality.

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Dole chief hopes next administration to continue job fair

LABOR and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is hoping that the next administration will continue to hold Labor Day job fair which aims to help applicants find jobs in the country and abroad.

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Over 3,000 applicants hired on the spot

A TOTAL of 3,968 applicants (24.7 percent) were hired on the spot (Hots) in this year’s Labor Day Jobs and Career Fairs held nationwide, as of 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

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Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian hostages

MANILA (Updated) -- Philippine military and police officials said that Abu Sayyaf bandits have freed 10 Indonesian tugboat crewmen who were seized at sea on March 28 and taken to a jungle encampment in Sulu, Philippines.

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Explosion in southern Turkey kills policeman, 13 wounded

ANKARA, Turkey (Updated) -- An explosion Sunday near a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed a policeman and injured 13 other people, an official said.

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PNP, AFP assure safe elections

MALACAÑANG said on Sunday that the Philippine National Police (PNP), which is coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), will strictly implement its measures to ensure a safe, peaceful, and orderly elections on May 9.

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