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Former Prisoners’ Employment Program proposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Since employers are reluctant to hire former prisoners, it is necessary for government to set a program to enable these ex-inmates find gainful work to provide for their families, a lawmaker Wednesday said. “Statistics reveal, sad to say, that former...
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House leader seeks 30% hike in PAF pilot-officers’ basic salary

MANILA (Mabuhay) – To prevent a brain drain of well-trained military pilots in the country, a House of Representatives leader is seeking a 30 percent increase in the basic salary of pilot-officers in the Philippine Air Force following a contract of service adjusted to a minimum...
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Congress leaders agree to extend P20.8-B calamity funds’ validity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Congress leaders have agreed to extend the validity of the 2013 calamity-related funds in various agencies amounting to P20.8 billion to aid disaster relief and rehabilitation of calamity-stricken areas, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Sunday. This is...
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DND to acquire 3 brand-new seaplanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of National Defense (DND) announced that it is acquiring three brand-new seaplanes in an effort to boost the Philippines’ capability humanitarian assistance, disaster response and maritime search-and-rescue operations. The project is worth...
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SC no action yet on plea to disbar, cite Drilon in contempt over PDAF realignment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has not taken any action yet on the petition filed by former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco seeking to disbar Senate President Franklin Drilon and have him cited in contempt of court. In his petition, Syjuco wanted the high tribunal to disbar...
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PNoy promises to show how he spent his ‘pork’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Amid public clamor, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he will be showing how the President’s Social Fund (PSF) has been spent during his term. “I-authorize natin, papalabas ko sa PMS, saan ba ginastos over the three years that I...
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Aquino signs a bill on modernization of agriculture and fisheries sector into law

President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a bill in a bid to boost the modernization of the agriculture and fisheries sector. The Chief Executive signed on June 5 Republic Act No. 10601 otherwise known as the “Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMech) Law”. The...
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President Aquino signs into law a consolidated bill amending the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003

President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a consolidated bill amending the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003, allowing more overseas Filipinos worldwide to cast their votes in Philippine electionsThe Chief Executive signed last May 27 the Republic Act 10590 (An Act...
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President Aquino leads ceremonial signing of 2013 General Appropriations Act in Malacanang

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led the ceremonial signing of the P2.006-trillion 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA) in ceremonies held in Malacanang on Wednesday. Dubbed the Empowerment Budget, the 2013 GAA was signed into law by President...
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Drilon: Senate to submit 2013 budget to PNoy by second week of December

MANILA,Sep 4 (Mabuhay) — The Senate will submit the P2.006-trillion 2013 budget to President Benigno S.C. Aquino III by the second week of December, Senator Franklin Drilon vowed on Tuesday. “We plan to submit the budget to the President by second week of December,”...