Bohol guv, other capitol execs face graft raps

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap and his provincial administrator are now facing a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly entering into anomalous transactions that wasted public funds amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.

Yap and Provincial Administrator Kathyrin Fe Pioquinto were charged …

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DFA warns public vs. entry exemption scams

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it received reports that some foreign nationals have attempted to enter the Philippines with fake entry exemption documents.

In an advisory dated March 10, the DFA warned that appropriate charges await those involved in such activities or any …

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DOJ, IBP to aid non-PAO clientele

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has entered into an agreement with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to provide legal aid to parties who cannot avail of the services of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

A copy of the Memorandum of Agreement signed by …

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Antique women receive livelihood assistance from DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Antique provincial office marked Women’s Month through the distribution of livelihood assistance to mostly women beneficiaries.

DOLE Antique Provincial Director Carmela Abellar said in a media interview Tuesday that 40 women received the Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment …

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Equality, inclusivity still sought by women

As the country marks the National Women’s Month, young women–including those who identify as transwomen–said that while the fight for gender equality has come a long way, the advocacy to debunk stereotypes and end all discrimination against women and girls must be sustained.

Even amid …

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Solon wants to lessen teachers’ workload

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Thursday pushed for a measure that will help lessen teachers’ workload and will make continuing professional development (CPD) free and more learner-oriented.

During the hearing of the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture on House Bill …

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DENR-12 donates 40 TV sets to S. Kudarat schools

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has donated 40 television sets to public schools in Sultan Kudarat province to help improve its environmental awareness campaign.

In a statement Thursday, Sultan Kudarat Governor Suharto Mangudadatu said he has instructed provincial education …

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BAP thanks BSP for acquirer-based ATM fee policy

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) acquirer-based automated teller machine (ATM) fee policy ensures competition among financial institutions for the benefit of the banking public, the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) said.

In a statement Wednesday, BAP backed the regulator’s policy on ATM fees imposed …

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Registered voters in GenSan up by 20K

The number of registered voters here has increased by around 20,000 since the start of the registration last year for the May 2022 elections, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here said.

Lawyer Jay Gerada, Comelec supervisor for South Cotabato and this city, …

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DSWD projects benefit 100K families in Bicol towns

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol has completed 573 community projects worth around PHP129.3 million across the region under its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program.

DSWD-Bicol director Arnel Garcia on Wednesday said these projects …

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