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Bills in Congress seek to increase gov’t physicians’ pay

Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker who happens to be a doctor has filed a bill doubling the minimum base pay of government physicians to encourage more of them to serve in public hospitals. A similar bill is pending in the Senate.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DILG demands liquidation of P7M spent by ex-village execs


The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said former village officials in San Antonio here failed to liquidate at least P7 million worth of government funds after more than a year since their terms ended.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t employees to receive additional P5,000 bonus—DBM

Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday said government employees will receive a “one-time P5,000 bonus for the year.”

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bilibid inspection yields illegal drugs, gadgets, bath tub

New Bilibid Prisons.  Screengrab from http://www.bucor.gov.ph/

Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted a surprise inspection inside the New Bilibid Prisons early Monday morning as part of their crackdown against illegal drugs inside the facility.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »