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Woman commits suicide in LRT Pasay station

An unidentified woman between 50 and 60 years old, wearing jogging pants and what appeared to be a hospital gown, jumped in front of an approaching Light Rail Transit train in EDSA-Taft station in Pasay City early morning of Thursday, according to an ABS-CBNnews.com report. The woman suffered serious head injury and died on the...

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BPOFW: How outsourcing spells prosperity for modern Filipino workers

A fresh graduate in search of a job will find himself crashing into a space that is massively occupied by the unemployed. But then a game changer comes and suddenly it’s alright to put dreams aside. Job hunters won’t have to be told their curriculum vitae will be put on an “active file” — a...

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Binay pushes for protection of migrant workers against abuses

Reports from the International Labor Organization revealed that a considerable amount of migrant workers from Asia are working illegally, particularly in the Arab region, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay in his speech delivered during the 23rd Conference of the Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA) held from August 27-29 at the Marriott Hotel...

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PMA cadet in coma after being shot by robber

A cadet from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is still in coma after he was shot in the head when he attempted to stop a robbery on board a passenger jeepney in Fairview, Quezon City last Saturday. Around noon, Alfonso Aviles, a first class cadet of the PMA, was riding a jeepney in Barangay Lagro...

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Regular Monthly Meeting and Fellowship of ASIS International – Philippine Chapter on August 29, 2012

You are once again invited to the Regular Monthly Meeting and Fellowship of ASIS International – Philippine Chapter on August 29, 2012 (Wednesday) at Wyeth – Philippines, Inc., 2236 Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo), Makati City. Our keynote speaker is Augustus Caesar ‘Ace’ Esmeralda, MM, CPP, who will speak on the topic: ‘Principles of...

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PH beaches without PCG-accredited lifeguards

The Philippines is deemed to have some of the “best beaches in the world,” and most foreign tourists find it impossible to resist these world-class beaches. But Inquirer.com reported that no lifeguards accredited by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are overseeing those beaches. In Boracay alone, tragically, a 17-year-old girl drowned to death on July...

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Enraged traffic enforcer goes berserk

A traffic enforcer was caught on video on August 18 while going berserk in Calamba City, Laguna, threatening and verbally exchanging insults with a bus driver. Reports identified the traffic enforcer as Melchor Caballes, a traffic enforcer of Calamba City Traffic Management Office, while the bus driver was Rolando Fadrigalan. The quarrel apparently started when...

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Solo Parents: Aquino gov’t should implement RA 8972

Although long been passed in year 2000, the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 or Republic Act 8972 has yet to be completely implemented by the national and local governments, according to Carina Javier, president of the Solo Parents Support Group at the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Central Office (DSWD-CO), in a recent Philstar.com...

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[Press Release] Local IT group develops solution seen to unclog judiciary’s congested dockets

A case management system (CMS) developed by an all-Filipino IT company is being seen as a template that will resolve the Philippine judiciary’s congested dockets. The CMS, called CMIS 2.0, developed by local IT company Ideyatech, is now installed at the Court of Appeals (CA). According to Ideyatech, the CMIS 2.0 has been widely accepted as...

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[Special Report] The nation weeps for the mayor in slippers

He was the mayor who wore slippers even while in his office at the Naga City Hall. He walked along the streets of his beloved city in sandals. The plain white shirt and denims, along with rubber slippers or sandals, endeared the late Jesse Robredo, who later would become the president’s choice to lead the...