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Think tank urges gov’t to relax wage rules

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Applicants look at the list of jobs at the Labor Day Job Fair by the Department of Labor and Employment at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on May 1, 2014. A government think tank on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, urged policymakers to relax wage regulations and allow small and medium businesses to pay salaries below the minimum wage when they hire unskilled workers.  INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

A government think tank on Tuesday urged policymakers to relax wage regulations and allow small and medium businesses to pay salaries below the minimum wage when they hire unskilled workers.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera remembers its heroes

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ILLUSTRATION BY DOROTHEA YSABEL MARANAN FROM THE BOOK “CORDILLERA HEROES”

Except in some forgotten government archives, people will never find Ama Lumbaya, Pascual Pocding or Daniel Ngayaan on a list of national heroes like Jose Rizal or modern heroes like the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Redeveloping Camp John Hay

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CAMP JOHN HAY’S forest represents 50 percent of Baguio’s tree cover, and has served as an outdoor recreation site for various Baguio groups, like the Inquirer’s Read-Along session. EV ESPIRITU

The staggering amount of P1,588,855,553 was the winning bid tendered by the Manuela Lands and Housing Consortium on July 22, 1996 when the former American reservation Camp John Hay was leased out by the government—with Baguio City’s blessings.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAP’s beneficiaries ready to testify as gov’t defends program in SC

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

Beneficiaries of projects financed through the Disbursement Acceleration Program are ready to testify on behalf of Malacañang, to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that declared portions of the DAP unconstitutional, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said here on Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ilocos court workers wear black, Baguio activists mount noise barrage

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Transport groups hold a protest caravan to demand a P6-discount on diesel for all PUVs. NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.net

Court employees at the Marcos Hall of Justice in this Ilocos Norte provincial capital went to work on Monday wearing black shirts pinned with red ribbons, as they joined a nationwide protest against Malacañang’s threats to scrap the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF).

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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