Pay without work? DepEd employees demand salary despite yearlong absence

Cotabato City – Like fish easily caught by its mouth, two employees of the Department of Education admitted to non-performance of their duties for an entire year as they demanded to receive salaries they apparently did not earn nor deserve. In a dialogue with ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman on Thursday, March 30, Nasseb Macabato and …

ICC has no reason to interfere with PHL affairs – Palace

MANILA  — Malacañang on Wednesday said the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no business to meddle with Philippine affairs, stressing that the international body has no reasons to do so. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the ICC cannot arbitrarily interfere in the domestic affairs of a sovereign country like the Philippines. …

PHL pioneering rice monitoring technology in the world

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — The Philippines is pioneering in Southeast Asia and even the world a state-of-the-art technology that provides timely and accurate information on rice crucial to achieving food self-sufficiency. Dr. V. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), expressed hope that other countries would follow the Philippine example …

PHL, Hungary to form Joint Economic Commission

MANILA — The Philippines and Hungary want to create a Joint Economic Commission (JEC) which will be a platform for discussion between the two countries in matters related to trade, investments, and economic cooperation. This is after Hungary reopened its embassy in the Philippines in Taguig on Tuesday. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary …

NPA supporters’ lightning rally

Supporters of the communist movement hold a lightning rally at Bankerohan, Davao City on Wednesday, March 29, commemorating the 48th Anniversary of the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Newsline Photo

China to fund two more drug rehab centers in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY – Two more drug rehabilitation facilities will be built in Mindanao, with one targeted to be constructed this year. The two multi-million rehabilitation center will be funded by the Chinese government. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon during the signing ceremony held at the Department of Health Central Office in Manila, said the provincial …