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Palace releases list of holidays in 2016

The public can expect 19 public holidays next year including six long weekends. President Benigno Aquino III signed Proclamation 1105 on August 20, 2015 declaring 10 regular holidays and nine special non-workings days for 2016.…

PNoy snubs Cebu City politikos in Visayas sortie

President Benigno Aquino III might not realize this now, but he might be committing political suicide for the Liberal Party by deliberately skipping a meeting with politikos in Cebu City during his recent Labor Day trip to the Queen City of…

Boys’ night out: PNoy unwinds in Cebu

For President Aquino, recharging his batteries requires a mix of good food and good friends. Before flying to Manila last Friday, the President enjoyed the Cebu nightlife with his friends, including Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras and…

Pia Cayetano: Age doesn’t matter, even in jobs

Age doesn't matter not only in love, but in job, as well, Senator Pia Cayetano said Friday as she called for an end to age discrimination in the workplace. “How many jobseekers above 30 years old actually get hired in job fairs organized…

PNoy does a Mayweather, runs off to Cebu on Labor Day

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)-Nagkaisa scored President Benigno Aquino III's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-like evasion of various workers' issues on Labor Day, calling it "an abandonment and a high form cowardice". Earning…

VP Binay pushes for higher tax exemptions, lower tax rates

To boost the purchasing power of the Filipino people, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday urged the government to move for higher tax exemptions  and lower tax rates. The Vice President noted in his Labor Day message the “need to…