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May 1, 2012 Philippine Labor Day Holiday pay rules

The Philippines will be marking its annual Labor Day celebration this coming May 1, which falls on a Tuesday. Some are asking if President Benigno Aquino III will move this holiday to April 30 to create another three-day weekend for Filipino workers, and so far, no

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Sponge Cola to represent Philippines in US music fest

Group answers questions about going international and its future All-male pop/rock band Sponge Cola will be representing the Philippines in this year’s “Memphis in May” music festival to be held next month in Tennessee, United States. The quartet is the first performing group from the

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UP System website attacked by pro-China hackers

Hackers proclaim: “We come from China! Huangyan Island is Ours!”  The two-week old standoff between the Philippines and China in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal located in the West Philippine Sea has spilled over into the cyberspace. The website of the University of the Philippines (UP)

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Two UPD students, two different takes on the RH bill

Yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my rebuttal to a letter written by Kiboy Sagrado Tabada. In a brief note published last April 2, Tabada criticized newly-elected university student leaders for pushing for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill. To better understand the

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Recognition Day Speech at Juan Luna Elementary School

Mr. Renato Jarabese, the school principal, the teachers, students, parents, and other members of the JLES family, good afternoon. I want to greet all of you young achievers who are here right now. Yes, you heard me right. You are young achievers. Consider yourself extremely