Word war escalates between Marlene Aguilar and Cesar Montano

By Boy Villasanta

The war between artists Marlene Aguilar and Cesar Montano has stepped up after folk singer Freddie Aguilar’s sis threw invectives against him regarding alleged irregularities at the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism which he heads.

Aguilar accused Cesar Montano of hacking her Facebook account based on reports of her social media administration. In her FB page, Marlene posted these: “CESAR MONTANO sabi ng admin ko mukhang gumawa ka na naman ng fake account para i spam ang FB ko kagabi. At mukhang nag puyat ka ata dahil tinadtad mo ng reklamo ang wall ko.…

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Govt officially stops peace talks with CPP-NPA

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines today announced the official termination of peace talks between the government and the left -- Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed force, the New People’s Army.

 

This was announced at a televised press briefing by Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesman where he traced the history of the peace process under the Duterte administration that began with the President’s unilateral declaration of cessation of hostilities.

 

He said it is unfortunate that the government was hoping for a sustainable peace in the country but…

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P24-B earmarked for salary hike of govt. employees

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Department of Budget and Management has set aside P24 billion for the salary increases of 1.2 million state employees under the third tranche of the salary standardization law (SSL), or Executive Order 201 of 2016, which grants a compensation adjustment to be given in four tranches.

 

The third tranche will be implemented starting January 2018 and will effectively increase the compensation package of all civilian workers in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches; Constitutional Commissions and Offices; and state universities and colleges (SUCs).

 

Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) covered by the…

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Chavez resigns from DoTr

Chavez resigns from DoTr

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavvez of the Department of Transportation stated his reason for resigning irrevocably as delicadeza because of the numerous and frequent (almost daily) glitches of the Metro Rail Transit 3.

 

But beyond the surface are a thousand other reasons why Chavez has opted to keep a low profile and now resigned from his post. He has repeatedly refused interviews by this paper and many others, in deference to his boss, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade. And this perhaps could indicate that there were “loose ends from within…

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Koko says strong LGUs key to federalism success

SENATE President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III believes that strong and capable local government units are keys to the success in the proposed federal form of government.

Pimentel issued the statement as he congratulated all local government units that received the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance for 2017. 

The number of this year’s recipient LGUs rose to 448, which is significantly higher than the 306 awardees last year.

"The increase in the number of awardees is a good sign, as we prepare for the shift to federalism. Strong and capable LGUs mean…

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