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Palace looks on the bright side of civil service report


Malacañang chose to look on the bright side after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported that 67 government service offices failed its 2013 anti-red tape test.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOE head vows anew to restore electricity

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After taking flak for failing to energize by Christmas Eve last year areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is at it again, setting another target for power restoration in Davao Oriental province.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Straight-talking COA chief shuns PR, fears none

COA Chief Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

She is a straight talker and will not mince her words. “Mataray ako (I’m a b—-!),” declares Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido Tan.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Retired Negros prosecutor dies without getting retirement pay


After 36 years of government service, Marcelo del Pilar counted on his retirement pay to finance a badly needed heart bypass operation — and had been pleading for it. He died without seeing a centavo of it.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Retired prosecutor pleads for pension after 36 yrs in gov’t


He served the government for 36 years until his retirement in 2011. But retired Cadiz City prosecutor Marcelo B. del Pilar has yet to receive his lump sum pension despite a letter of appeal to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A registrar of deeds with a bloated ego


Some government officials and employees have such a bloated sense of self-importance, they look down upon citizens who come to their offices to transact business.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Coast Guard chief set to retire while under suspension

President Benigno Aquino III and Philippine Coast Guard Vice Admiral Edmund Tan (left) in a photo taken during the observation of Holy Week this year. Tan is suspended by the Sandiganbayan for a graft case. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Beleaguered Coast Guard chief Vice Admiral Edmund Tan will retire on Dec. 16 while serving a 90-day preventive suspension ordered by the Sandiganbayan in connection with a 2009 graft case filed against him when he was still head of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Visayas Area Command.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bonus for deserving gov’t workers only, says Abad

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He may well be the Grinch who stole Christmas for a lot of government employees, but Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Monday had to clarify that only government those workers who rendered exceptional service this year would be entitled to the performance-based bonus (PBB) announced by Malacañang on Friday.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Worker gets award, cash from ARMM

A 70-year-old man was named model worker of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), besting over 40,000 other employees of the regional bureaucracy.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mostly sunny for weathermen: They will get overdue benefits

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It will be mostly sunny from now on for the employees of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as they will be receiving at last their suspended and overdue benefits.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Sandiganbayan justice, CSC exec named

President Benigno Aquino III . FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino has promoted an old hand at the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) as a justice in the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2013 national budget: Big bonuses await productive government workers

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State employees and officials will be among those who will benefit from the biggest national budget ever proposed by a sitting president to Congress.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pay for gov’t workers up by 7.6% to P212B as of May — budget chief

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government expenses for personal services, including salaries and benefits of those working for national agencies, increased by 7.6 percent to P212 billion in the first five months of 2012.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  • Group: Bataan cop killed to stop him from exposing colleagues linked to drug ring
  • Chemical Engineer licensure examination
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
  • Palace: Our concern is to ensure MRT runs smoothly
  • Sports

  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
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