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China eases one-child policy, abolishes labor camps

A photo taken on March 21, 2013 shows a woman with one of her grandchildren in their home in Chengde, Hebei province, a town where inhabitants are not bound by the 'one-child' birth-control policy enforced in other parts of China.  AFP

China’s top legislative committee formally approved a loosening of the country’s hugely controversial one-child policy on Saturday and abolished “re-education through labor” camps, state media reported.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

College profs must have master’s degrees, SC rules


The Supreme Court has upheld the policy of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) requiring teachers of tertiary schools to acquire postgraduate degrees to become tenured or regular employees.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace hopes mine firms will like new rules

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang hopes to appease critics of Executive Order No. 79 on mining reforms with its decision Monday to revise the contentious Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EO.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mining EO offers ‘glimmer of hope’

President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines said there is a glimmer of hope in President Benigno Aquino’s Executive Order (EO) on Mining, saying it sees growth in the mining industry despite the challenges facing it.

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

6 points laid out in Aquino’s mining agenda

President Benigno Aquino III . FILE PHOTO

Aside from extracting more revenues from the mining industry, the government plans to wield control over a wider range of lucrative mineral resources, including oil and gas under a new mining policy being fine-tuned by Malacañang.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »