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.

Amending RH bill will take 'til kingdom come' Created on November 8, 2012, 2:04 am Posted by nup

AGENDA. It remains uncertain when the RH bill will be discussed in the Lower House. File photo.

MANILA, Philippines - Two days into the resumption of sessions and the House of Representatives still has not provided any clear indication on when the Reproductive Health Bill (RH) will be discussed on the floor and put to a vote.

Solon wants to update Consumer Act Created on November 7, 2012, 3:02 am Posted by nup

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Amid the increasing commercialization of the Internet, especially via social networks, House Trade and Industry Committee chair and Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia wants amendments to the 20-year-old Consumer Act of the Philippines (CAP).

“We have clear issues regarding Internet sales promotion especially on social networking site Facebook,” he said.

Garcia said in an interview that Republic Act No. 7394 or the CAP and the Price Act are undergoing scrutiny to “attune them with the current Philippine landscape entwined with Internet use.”

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