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Duterte signs law granting gov’t workers’ pay hike

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure seeking another salary increase for government workers. Duterte signed the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) of 2019 on Wednesday, according to a photo release from Malacañang. ADVERTISEMENT President Duterte signs Salary Standardization Law of 2019, which grants an annual salary increase for gov’t workers […]

Over 148,000 at Quirino Grandstand hours before Traslacion

LONG WAIT Devotees of the Black Nazarene gather at the Quirino Grandstand for the “pahalik.” (Photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Over 148,000 people are in Quirino Grandstand on late Wednesday night, hours before the start of the Traslacion, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) reported. The MDRRMO […]

19,191 examinees pass licensure exam for criminologists

MANILA, Philippines — Less than half of the 43,512 examinees passed the November 2019 Criminologist Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Wednesday. PRC said only 19,191 examinees passed the exam, which was topped by Fahadale Saripada Abbas of John Paul II College who garnered a rating of 91.20%. ADVERTISEMENT Abbas was followed by […]

Drop in crime rate proves gov’t ‘winning’ drug war – PNP’s Eleazar

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar (Photo from his Facebook account) MANILA, Philippines —  The continued decrease in crime rate under the Duterte administration is “proof” that the Duterte administration is “winning” its crackdown on illegal drugs, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the head of Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorial Staff, said Wednesday. “We have been on the […]

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