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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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • 4.6-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Norte
  • Camilla’s brother dies of NYC head injury
  • Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis
  • Escudero ready to defend self should name appear in Napoles’ list
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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