From July to December this year, at least 100 registered nurses will be absorbed in Ilocos Norte’s public hospitals and rural health units, courtesy of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte-Task Force Trabaho (TFT). Ann Marie Lizette Bitancor, head of Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO), said Thursday they are...
The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Monday expressed its concern over cases of disenfranchisement resulting from the vote counting machine (VCM) malfunctions that happened. In a statement, Namfrel said the nature of malfunctions that the VCMs manifested include sudden shutting down for no particular reason, paper jams...
While the election was still ongoing, an alleged case of vote buying was reported to the police in this resort island. At around 1:55 p.m. of Monday, lawyer Gina Garcia reported to the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center of alleged vote buying that happened at Manocmanoc Elementary School. Garcia said two voters...
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct a special election for a clustered precinct in Barangay Palayog, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental either Wednesday or Thursday. This was confirmed by Provincial Elections Supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria Monday night after a total of 685 voters at Don Alejandro Santero Sr. Memorial Elementary School...
The city government of Laoag is eyeing to include all employees including those with “job order” status in the salary increase this year. City government accountant Edgar Pascual said Wednesday that all city government workers are included in the proposed budget for the implementation of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL)...
President Benigno Aquino III officially opened the Mt. Hamiguitan Eco Park and Interpretation Site which also houses the Natural Science Museum on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Aquino, who together with Governor Corazon Malanyaon unveiled the park's marker, lauded the opening as it would serve as a critical habitat to protect biodiversity. He...
Davao City is all set for the simultaneous singing of national anthem, an attempt to break the Guinness world record currently held by Bangladesh. From security arrangement, venue preparation, distribution of IDs to the deployment of vehicles to ferry participants to Crocodile Park are all set for the event dubbed:...
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has assured the payment of the PHP1,500 honorarium for 3,047 public school teachers who will serve in the May 9 elections. “Let them serve and then we will solve it. This is a call for volunteerism in the meantime,” he said. Earlier, Cebu City Treasurer Diwa...
Elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindanao seized 55 grams of illegal “shabu” in a buy-bust operation in a suburban village here on Monday. Wilkins M. Villanueva, head of the PDEA in Northern Mindanao, said the illegal drug carried a street value of Php110,000. Villanueva identified the...
At least 10 persons, some of them Muslim supporters of presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, including the driver and conductor of the passenger jeep they were riding in, were taken to Irosin District Hospital and then to the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital for treatment of multiple physical...