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Bill will give single gov’t employees maternity benefits

Rep. Mark Villar.  RODEL ROTONI

Pregnant single women in the government service deserve maternity benefits, too.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »