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resignation

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) affirmed on Tuesday that President and CEO Jesus Clint O. Aranas has resigned from his position effective on July 2. Margie A. Jorillo, VP for Corporate Communications made this confirmation to reporters when asked if Aranas has indeed stepped down as head of the GSIS. “PGM Clint Aranas resigned effective today,” Jorillo stated via SMS. The GSIS added that Aranas resigned for “personal reasons.” Before

Department of Finance

Department of Finance (DOF) urges the private sector to participate in more infrastructure projects aimed at improving the country’s ports and building more terminals around the country. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III encouraged Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) and its shareholder Dubai’s DP World to participate in the infrastructure projects of the government during a speech on Monday at the inauguration of Berth 2 of the Batangas Container Terminal (BCT).

comlec

A photo of a dog with a political campaign sticker placed over its body had the Commission on Elections (Comelec) condemn the action as reported on Tuesday. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez reposted a photo on his social media Twitter account displaying a politician’s campaign of a Metro Manila candidate stuck on a dog and criticized it as harassment to animals. “Seriously. Isn’t it enough that politicking has already trashed the

police

As part of a drill aimed to boost awareness and preparedness for possible terror attacks, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) led a simulation of a bomb blast in Cubao’s busy business district on Tuesday. The simulated blast took place in a food park after the “suspect” was seen placing a mysterious bag in the area. Afterwards the “explosion,” firefighters, security personnel, policemen and medics arrived at the scene and

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte said the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) would “never gain a foothold” in the Philippines. He also assured to continue the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Modernization Program, on his speech give on April 9. The president in his Day of Valor speech last Tuesday in Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu, Duterte extolled the military’s accomplishments against the Abu Sayyaf Group, a known ally

insurance

Sandiganbayan on Friday, convicted former Laguna governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito of one count of graft over an illegal insurance deal when he was Pagsanjan town mayor in 2008. The 4th Division handed down its guilty verdict on Ejercito in a promulgation that the former governor attended on Friday. Ejercito was penalized to 6 to 8 years in prison for one count of graft. Since his case involves a bailable

Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte on Tuesday announced he would fire more officials the following week, as he swore to give his “best shot” to rid corruption in government. Duterte said he was waiting for reports of certain officials before deciding on their fate said during the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s distribution of grants to beneficiaries in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. “I want to lessen the corruption but I will fire

Batangueño stands out in Thailand youth conference

A Batangueño graduating student was honored by the city government here, Tuesday for getting named the Best Position Paper Awardee in the recent Asia World Model United Nations (AWMUN) held in Bang­kok, Thailand, last month. Outside of 1,326 delegates ages seventeen to twenty-five from around the world , Deignielle Bert D. Arellano , a 20-year-old BS Medical Laboratory Science student of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU-Batangas), received the

Ground broken for very first Metro Manila subway

Construction on the first Metro Manila subway officially began Wednesday, February 27, with the big-ticket project shown to ease traffic gridlock in the capital when completed in 2025. The Department of Transportation in the beginning planned to hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the project last December 19, but this was pushed back to January and again rescheduled to February due to conflicts in schedule of Philippine and then Japanese officials.

Philippines launches the National ICT Ecosystem Frame-work

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) combined with a global non-profit organisation to develop a central consolidating framework for the process of ICT policy formula and governance. According to a recent press release, the National ICT Ecosystem Framework (NICTEF) was introduced on 21 February 2019 to address the absence of a strategic roadmap for the country’s ICT policy formulation. Functioning DICT Secretary Eliseo M.Rio, in partnership with the