Guv seeks solutions to farmer migration Created on November 8, 2012, 8:27 am Posted by nup

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Governor Nestor Fongwan wants to empower farmers here so as not to lose them abroad.

Fongwan said the migration of farmers for greener pastures in other countries is a phenomenon encountered by the province with the fluctuating vegetable industry.

To address this, cooperativism is being strengthened as the vegetable industry is not as lucrative as before, the governor said.

Who are the 7 nominees for SC justice? Created on November 8, 2012, 3:41 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - It's a mix of veterans from the judiciary and the academe, the young and the old. And one of them will be the next Supreme Court associate justice.

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Wednesday, November 7 nominated to the post former UP Law Dean Marvic Leonen, former Energy Secretary Raphael "Popo" Lotilla, Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Andres Reyes, CA Justices Jose Reyes, Noel Tijam and Rosmari Carandang, and La Salle Law School Dean Jose Manuel Diokno.

DOLE: NCR wage board approves wage hike for Metro Manila workers Created on November 8, 2012, 3:35 am Posted by nup

A May 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) has approved a new wage order for workers in the region.

Comelec hopes PWDs win in 2013 Created on November 8, 2012, 3:33 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines – This group, for the Commission on Elections (Comelec), is a spark of hope.

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr announced on Wednesday, November 7, that the poll body has allowed a group of persons with disability (PWDs) to run in the May 2013 party-list race.

Brillantes: Election lawyers prolong PH polls Created on November 8, 2012, 3:31 am Posted by nup

ELECTION LAWYER. Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says complex legal processes, which election lawyers like himself take advantage of, prolong elections in the Philippines. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

MANILA, Philippines – If Philippine elections take a longer time than the US polls, blame it on politicians who never admit their loss – and yes, men and women who practice election law.

Take it from a top election lawyer himself, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr, who shared some lessons from the US presidential elections that ended Wednesday, November 7. US President Barack Obama won a second term while his rival, Mitt Romney, immediately conceded.

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