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SC MANDANAS DECISION A BOOST TO LGU DEV’T — CUA

With the local government unit (LGU) allotment from national taxes to increase as a result of the Supreme Court decision in Mandanas v. Ochoa, LGUs will have access to more financial resources that they can use to fund infrastructure development, as well as services that have been devolved to LGUs from the national government. Speaking […]

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MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE RULING IS PROOF JUSTICE IS ALIVE – MANGUDADATU

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives welcomed the court’s decision to convict several members of the Ampatuan clan for their involvement in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people. Maguindanao Rep. Esmael Mangudadatu, whose wife and other relatives were among the victims in the decade-old carnage, said the landmark ruling is […]

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NURSES TO GET SALARY INCREASE EARLY NEXT YEAR – GO

Starting next year, nurses working in public health institutions will be enjoying a salary increase of not lower than that of salary grade 15 after the Senate Committee on Finance approved needed appropriations pursuant to a Supreme Court decision that upheld Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002. Senator Bong Go, Chair of […]