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End mass incarcerations in the Philippines

One of the most memorable images of President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs is a snapshot taken by Agence France Presse photographer Noel Celis inside the Quezon City Jail. Originally meant to house only 800 inmates, the facility is now handling almost 4,000 detainees. It’s

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LABOR DAY – May 1 2017 declared holiday nationwide

Filipinos nationwide will have a three-day weekend later this month as the country have its annual celebration of Labor Day on May 1. The occassion, which is also known as Araw ng Paggawa, this year falls on Monday. May 1 has been declared a regular holiday through President Rodrigo

Taiwan lifts visa requirement fo Filipinos

Taiwan to lift visa requirement for Filipinos by June 2017

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will be lifting the visa requirement for Filipino citizens effective June 1, 2017. In a news release dated April 12, the department said that this is part of the Taiwanese government’s “New Southbound Policy.” It explained that

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“AT WHAT COST?” – Gina Lopez is right about mining

Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, whose confirmation remains pending before the Commission on Appointments, is unwavering in her opposition to irresponsible mining. In a one-minute video posted on her official Facebook page last April 6, Lopez challenged her critics

DOLE pay rules for Holy Week 2017

READ HERE – DOLE pay rules for Holy Week 2017 holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released an advisory detailing the pay rules that employers must observe for the coming Lenten holidays. Signed by Acting DOLE Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III, the advisory stipulates the following (its full text can be read here): REGULAR HOLIDAYS

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#HolyWeek2017 – April 12 2017 is not a holiday

Is April 12, Holy Wednesday, a holiday? With the country heading to the Holy Week, many are asking if April 12 2017 is also a holiday. If so, that will give Filipinos a rare five-day break which also includes Maundy Thursday (April 13), Good Friday

DepEd NCAE March 9 and 10 2017

DepEd sets NCAE in Metro Manila for March 9 and 10

The Department of Education has rescheduled the much-delayed National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9 students of Metro Manila for March 9 and 10. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made the announcement through Memorandum #36 for 2017. Because of this announcement, it is likely that

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DepEd postpones the NCAE for the third time

Confusion reigns in public and private high schools around the county as the Department of Education (DepEd) decided to indefinitely postpone the National Career Assessment Examination or NCAE for the third time this school year. It is supposed to be conducted this March 1 and