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Quevedo to quit in March

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.  AP FILE PHOTO

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo on Saturday announced he would resign as archbishop of Cotabato when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75 on March 11.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-lawmaker Lazatin is alive and farming

Former representative Carmelo Lazatin Jr. http://www.congress.gov.ph

Former Pampanga Rep. Carmelo Lazatin, who was implicated in the controversial pork barrel scam, has dispelled rumors that he is dead, saying he is alive and well and has stayed out of politics to become a farmer.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Key changes in vital military posts set this week

photo from Central Command website

Changes in crucial military posts are set to take effect this week with the retirement of a senior military officer.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Yes, Virginia will retire by end of October

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Virginia Torres, who heads the Land Transportation Office (LTO), will “retire” by the end of October, Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya confirmed on Monday.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Solon wants gov’t retirement age lowered from 65 to 55

Representative Maria Carmen Zamora  (congress.gov.ph photo)

A lawmaker has proposed the lowering of the mandatory retirement age for government employees to 55 years old, ten years earlier than what the present law requires.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PSG top post: Senior deputy has inside track


One of the two most senior deputies of Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander Ramon Mateo U. Dizon will soon be stepping into his shoes.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile resigned to losing Senate post


Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is apparently resigned to losing his hold on the Senate leadership and sliding into a minority role when a new Congress convenes in July, even as his presumptive successor has begun wooing his closest allies in the chamber’s so-called macho bloc.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Retirement pay comes too late for former prosecutor


About P4,135,167 million could have saved Marcelo B. del Pilar’s life if it had come early enough—as he and his wife had been pleading—to pay for a much- needed heart-bypass operation. Nearly two months after the retired government prosecutor in Negros Occidental died, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday his heirs may now claim his retirement pay.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military officer charged in arrest, torture of ‘Morong 43’ retires


A senior military officer facing charges for the alleged illegal arrest and torture of 43 health workers in Morong, Rizal, three years ago is bowing out of the service on reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Some Customs employees delay retirement–Biazon


Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon said he was planning to set a single day for all Bureau of Customs employees to submit their birth certificates to ascertain their true age.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | 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 »

Benedict XVI leaves Vatican

People wait for the taking off of the helicopter which will take Pope Benedict XVI to Castel Gandolfo in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Pope Benedict will leave the Apostolic palace inside the Vatican for the last time as pontiff, head to the helipad at the top of the hill in the Vatican gardens and fly to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome. There, at 8 p.m. sharp, Benedict will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Benedict XVI leaves Vatican for last time as pope, flies by helicopter to papal retreat.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Benedict greets cardinals on final day as pope


Pope Benedict XVI has greeted his cardinals for the last time as pontiff, beginning a quiet final day as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics before flying off into retirement.

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

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