Comelec drops 10 more groups Created on November 15, 2012, 2:26 am Posted by nup

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday delisted two more existing party-list groups and denied the application for accreditation of eight new organizations.

The Comelec made the announcement as the Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Comelec from implementing its decision disqualifying four party-list groups. The High Court on Tuesday issued a status quo ante order in favor of four party-list groups also kicked out by the poll body.

Lawmaker eyes mortuary leave for employees - Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia Created on November 13, 2012, 2:00 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker is seeking the passage of a bill that would grant a 14-day mortuary leave with full compensation to public and private sector employees when a member of their immediate family passes away.

“By tradition, we always find a way to be with our families when a loved one passes away even if it means incurring absences from work,” said Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia said.

No pol dynasties in PH – PJ Garcia Created on November 13, 2012, 1:53 am Posted by nup

HIS sister is the governor of the province in her 3rd and last term. His father is a former governor and now congressman in Cebu’s 2nd district. He has two brothers who are town mayors and an in-law who is a mayor.
But for 3rd district Rep. Pablo John “PJ” Garcia, who has filed his candidacy for governor as her sister runs for his present post, political dynasties do not exist in the country.

Poll workers decry dangerous job, low salary Created on November 12, 2012, 3:53 am Posted by nup

The Commission on Elections employees' union has called on the poll body leadership to prioritize the protection and welfare of poll workers, especially those in the frontlines.

The group made the appeal after the tongue-lashing incident in Sta. Ana town in Cagayan where an election officer was berated by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on October 31, the last day of voter registration process.

"The tongue lashing incident in Cagayan draws attention to the dangers, rigors and pressures faced daily by Comelec rank and file employees," the group's national president Mac Ramirez said.

Palace on RH ‘war’: It’s up to House Created on November 12, 2012, 2:00 am Posted by nup

WAITING MODE. Malacañang says it will just wait for the resumption of debates on the RH bill in the House and will not act on the supposed showdown this week. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will not meddle with the so-called showdown in Congress this week to move the Reproductive Health (RH) bill forward.

RH bill proponents in the House of Representatives plan to get the bill discussed on the plenary floor and force a vote on various amendments. The measure’s supporters and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr have decried the delays.

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