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CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES - RA 6713

Republic Act No. 6713 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO   UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR   VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees." Section 2. Declaration of Policies. - It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest. Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Act, the term: (a) "Go

Maligno (ABS-CBN) and Dyesebel (GMA 7) premieres on April 28

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Maligno is an upcoming ABS-CBN sineserye adapted from the movie of the same title originally starred by Susan Roces (for which she won a FAMAS best actress trophy) in 1977. It’s the second installment of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection. It will premiere on January 28 in Primetime Bida. The cast includes Claudine Barretto as Angela Cortez, Diether Ocampo, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Rafael Rosell, Arlene Tolibas, Deejay Durano, Empoy, Steven Fermo, and Gee-Ann Abrahan. Dyesebel is GMA Network’s upcoming Philippine drama based on another Mars Ravelo creation. Marian Rivera will star as “Dyesebel.”

Pinoys seen to spend less on phone ‘load’ - former telecoms chief

↑ Grab this Headline Animator MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos are expected to spend less on mobile telephone prepaid call and text credits and other forms of “highly discretionary spending” in the months ahead, as consumers struggle to cope with the looming rice shortage and soaring food prices.Rep. Joseph Santiago, former chief of the National Telecommunications Commission, said telecommunication service providers will encounter a significant decline in prepaid load sales as households scramble to adjust their budgets to allow more spending for food. “In fact, retailers are already getting squeezed. Many sari-sari stores that used to sell up to P3,000-worth of load every day now manage to sell only P1,000 daily,” said Santiago, chairman of the House committee on information and communications technology. “In hard times, highly arbitrary and optional consumer spending are usually the first to go,” he said. Retail sales of prepaid call and text credits, made popular by the award-winnin

Hana Kimi Taiwan(ABS-CBN) star Wu Chun wants to visit the Philippines

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Taiwanese heartthrob Wu Chun recently revealed on his blog his intentions to visit the Philippines. He is happy that Hana Kimi has started airing and he is trying his best to convince his company to conduct promotional activities here in the Philippines. Though his initial attempt has failed, the 28-year-old singer-actor remains persistent to achieve his goal and very much determined to see his Filipino fans. source: mukamo

Angel Locsin’s dance number on ASAP and Maxim Philippines May Cover Girl

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Lobo star, Angel Locsin, performed an awesome dance number on ABS-CBN’s noontime variety show , ASAP. Watch the video clip after the jump. Angel will be celebrating her 23rd birthday this coming Wednesday, April 23, 2008 and in fact, she has already celebrated it with 300 kids from the slums of Payatas in Quezon City. Lobo star Angel Locsin just finished a pictorial for men’s magazine Maxim Philippines May issue. It was more like a photo shoot for a fashion magazine but nevertheless she was still oozing with sex appeal. Angel who turns 23 on April 23 recently had an advanced birthday celebration when she treated 300 slum kids to a McDonald’s party.

DEALER LOAD ALL NETWORKS! P500 only!!

Wanna be an Eloading Dealer? It is so easy! Be a Dealer by paying the Php 500.00 activation fee. Yes, the activation fee is only Php 500.00 in order to become a Dealer, no initial load wallet requirement. (LoadWallet reloading through SMART Money, G-Cash or Bank deposit) This is the country’s first Universal Loading Distribution Platform that enables any SIM card (personal SIM card, any retailer SIM card or U2 SIM card) to dispense prepaid airtime loads and prepaid cards. Retailers (FREE) - main sales force of DEALERS. Can s ell load wallet to traditional SMART E-LOAD retailers aside from the regular prepaid electronic loads and electronic PIN. Dealers (P500)- can activate unlimited number of retailers . Earns from sale overrides. Can also earn by selling SMART Load wallet to traditional SMART retailers. But can not sell prepaid e-loads and e-PINs to mobile users. UNIVERSAL PREPAID PINOY vs. OTHERS Compared to other Universal Prepaid Loading System, UPP empowers its retail

Cesar Montano hosted The Singing Bee

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Actor Cesar Montano hosted the Filipino franchise of “The Singing Bee”. “The Singing Bee,” a franchise from Zeal Entertainment, is essentially a videoke contest combined with a spelling bee. Contestants are not pressured to sing in tune but have to know the correct lyrics. A live band called the Bandble Bee, headed by Musical Director Mel Villena, plays the tunes that players will sing, while sexy dancers, dubbed as the Honeybees, dance to it. Just like a quiz bee, players will test their knowledge and hurdle several rounds before making it as a Singing Bee Champion.

Brian Gorrell on Studio 23’s Y-Speak

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Australian blogger Brian Gorrell is set to reveal more on Studio 23’s youth-oriented debate show, Y-Speak. Y-Speak host Mo Twister conducted the phone interview with Brian direct from Australia last Saturday, April 19. Get to know his goals in creating the blog, his reactions to the overwhelming number of hits his blog is getting, and his response to alleged former lover DJ Montano’s first TV interview on ANC with Korina Sanchez. They also done a feature on the pop culture phenomenon called blogging and how it affects the lives of people.

Christopher de Leon on the season finale of 1 vs. 100

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Multi-awarded actor Christopher De Leon played on the season finale of ABS-CBN’s quiz show “1 vs. 100″. De Leon who is a former host of the game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” tested his will to win, general knowledge and ability to strategize last Saturday, April 19 , he fights it out with 100 mob members for the jackpot prize of P2 million. Since the launching of the show last August, only two players — comedian Pooh and Kamikaze’s frontman Jay Contreras managed to take home the grand prize of 2 million pesos each.

Hana Kimi Taiwan(ABS-CBN) star Wu Chun wants to visit the Philippines

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Taiwanese heartthrob Wu Chun recently revealed on his blog his intentions to visit the Philippines. He is happy that Hana Kimi has started airing and he is trying his best to convince his company to conduct promotional activities here in the Philippines. Though his initial attempt has failed, the 28-year-old singer-actor remains persistent to achieve his goal and very much determined to see his Filipino fans. source: mukamo

Angel Locsin’s dance number on ASAP and Maxim Philippines May Cover Girl

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Lobo star, Angel Locsin, performed an awesome dance number on ABS-CBN’s noontime variety show , ASAP. Watch the video clip after the jump. Angel will be celebrating her 23rd birthday this coming Wednesday, April 23, 2008 and in fact, she has already celebrated it with 300 kids from the slums of Payatas in Quezon City. Lobo star Angel Locsin just finished a pictorial for men’s magazine Maxim Philippines May issue. It was more like a photo shoot for a fashion magazine but nevertheless she was still oozing with sex appeal. Angel who turns 23 on April 23 recently had an advanced birthday celebration when she treated 300 slum kids to a McDonald’s party.

DEALER LOAD ALL NETWORKS! P1000 only!!

Wanna be an Eloading Dealer? It is so easy! Be a Dealer by paying the Php 1000.00 activation fee. Yes, the activation fee is only Php 1000.00 in order to become a Dealer, no initial load wallet requirement. (LoadWallet reloading through SMART Money, G-Cash or Bank deposit) This is the country’s first Universal Loading Distribution Platform that enables any SIM card (personal SIM card, any retailer SIM card or U2 SIM card) to dispense prepaid airtime loads and prepaid cards. Retailers (P100) - main sales force of DEALERS. Can s ell load wallet to traditional SMART E-LOAD retailers aside from the regular prepaid electronic loads and electronic PIN. Dealers (P1000)- can activate unlimited number of retailers . Earns from sale overrides. Can also earn by selling SMART Load wallet to traditional SMART retailers. But can not sell prepaid e-loads and e-PINs to mobile users. UNIVERSAL PREPAID PINOY vs. OTHERS Compared to other Universal Prepaid Loading System, UPP empowers its retailers to

Cesar Montano to host The Singing Bee

Actor Cesar Montano will be the host of the Filipino franchise of “The Singing Bee”. “The Singing Bee,” a franchise from Zeal Entertainment, is essentially a videoke contest combined with a spelling bee. Contestants are not pressured to sing in tune but have to know the correct lyrics. A live band called the Bandble Bee, headed by Musical Director Mel Villena, plays the tunes that players will sing, while sexy dancers, dubbed as the Honeybees, dance to it. Just like a quiz bee, players will test their knowledge and hurdle several rounds before making it as a Singing Bee Champion.

Brian Gorrell on Studio 23’s Y-Speak

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Australian blogger Brian Gorrell is set to reveal more on Studio 23’s youth-oriented debate show, Y-Speak. Y-Speak host Mo Twister will conduct the phone interview with Brian direct from Australia this Saturday, April 19. Get to know his goals in creating the blog, his reactions to the overwhelming number of hits his blog is getting, and his response to alleged former lover DJ Montano’s first TV interview on ANC with Korina Sanchez. They will also do a feature on the pop culture phenomenon called blogging and how it affects the lives of people.

Christopher de Leon on the season finale of 1 vs. 100

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Multi-awarded actor Christopher De Leon will play on the season finale of ABS-CBN’s quiz show “1 vs. 100″. De Leon who is a former host of the game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” will test his will to win, general knowledge and ability to strategize this Saturday, April 19 as he fights it out with 100 mob members for the jackpot prize of P2 million. Since the launching of the show last August, only two players — comedian Pooh and Kamikaze’s frontman Jay Contreras managed to take home the grand prize of 2 million pesos each.

Second-generation showbiz royalty

↑ Grab this Headline Animator (From left, clockwise) KC Concepcion, Luis Manzano, Jennica Garcia, and the Gutierrez twins Richard and Raymond are some of the young stars who are considered showbiz royalty. Photo by: Noel Orsal & File photo They have showbiz blood running in their veins. With a surname that is familiar to most showbiz denizens, these young stars have celebrity parents who are more than willing to show them the ropes. These showbiz kids are the products of a gene pool that boasts of talent, charm and mass appeal. Their refreshing aura coupled with their innate acting ability make for a winning combination that allows them to penetrate the highly competitive world of show business. Feast your eyes and ears on this new generation of stars who are expected to become the pillars of tomorrow’s entertainment industry. PEP’s list is limited to children aged 30 years old and below and those whose parents (and even grandparents) are known in showbiz circles.

Harry Potter author goes to court

↑ Grab this Headline Animator NEW YORK - Author J.K. Rowling is eager to tell a judge this week that one of her biggest fans is in fantasyland if he believes a “Harry Potter” encyclopedia he plans to publish does not violate her copyrights. The showdown between Rowling and Steven Vander Ark is scheduled to last most of the week in US District Court in Manhattan. Rowling is scheduled to testify Monday in a trial that is sure to generate huge interest among Harry Potter fans and the public. Her lawyer has arranged with the judge to have a private security guard for Rowling in the courtroom and for the author to spend breaks in the seclusion of a jury room — away from any die-hard Potter fans in attendance. The trial comes eight months after Rowling published her seventh and final book in the widely popular Harry Potter series. The books have been published in 64 languages, sold more than 400 million copies and spawned a film franchise that has pulled in $4.5 billion at the wo

Dangers of snoring

↑ Grab this Headline Animator What is sleep apnea? Usually associated with snoring, sleep apnea means the cessation of breathing during sleep. This breath-holding initially lasts for 10 seconds and progresses to 20 to 30 seconds, and each episode is immediately followed by gasping for air. This cycle could repeat itself several times (20 to 100 times per hour) the whole night long. The snorer is totally oblivious of all this and only the roommate is aware of this bothersome snoring and scary sleep apnea. How prevalent is sleep apnea? The incidence is about 2% among middle-aged women and 4% among men of that age group, which is similar to the incidence of diabetes and asthma. Sleep apnea is a primary risk factor for hypertension (high blood pressure). What are the types of sleep apnea? There are two types: Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). CSA is much less common, less than 10% of cases comprises this group, and is due to the brain’s failure to send

3 Filipinos arrested in Long Beach for ‘slavery’

↑ Grab this Headline Animator LOS ANGELES— Three Filipinos were charged here with allegedly recruiting workers in the Philippines for residential elder care facilities in Long Beach in exchange for payment of the recruits’ travel expenses and continued stay in the U.S. A joint investigation by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resulted in the arrest of Rodolfo Demafeliz, 39, his assistant, Rolleta Riazon, 28, both Philippine nationals, and Evelyn Pelayo, 51, a resident of Long Beach on criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court here. Demafeliz and Riazon, who were arrested last week prior to boarding a flight to Manila, are accused of transporting the victims to the United States as part of the harboring scheme. The victims worked in two residences in Long Beach that Pelayo owns and operated as elderly care and boarding facilities. Pelayo is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles pending the continuance of her detent

Brugada Syndrome (unexplained cardiac arrest)

↑ Grab this Headline Animator What is Brugada Syndrome? Brugada Syndrome is a baffling condition where a person, who appears to be healthy, unexpectedly develops cardiac arrest, for no apparent reason. Most victims do not survive the episode. This condition is now believed to be responsible for countless sudden deaths among young people – athletes, students, etc., – who suddenly dropped dead. Did the victims have any prior symptoms? No, majority of victims did not have any prior symptoms. They were “in good health” when suddenly they collapsed, went into coma, and later died, or instantly died on the spot. There were some individuals who were lucky enough to have responded to prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Patients like these, with aborted cardiac arrest and death, inspired the three Doctors Brugada (R, P & J) and their colleagues at the Unitat d’Aritmies, Hospital Clinic, in Barcelona, Spain, to pioneer in the study of this baffling condition, and became the first t

‘I lost my self-confidence:’ Ramiele Malubay

↑ Grab this Headline Animator LOS ANGELES — Ramiele Malubay, the 20-year-old sushi waitress from Miramar, Florida who dreamt of becoming the first Asian Idol, got booted out of the top-rated talent show “American Idol” last Wednesday, April 2. “I felt like I disappointed my fans, my family, my race, the Asian people,” she said in a telephone press conference call with various media outlets here and abroad. Malubay, who made it to the top 10, is assured of participating in the “American Idol Tour” which will bring the top 10 finalists to perform all over the U.S. The petite 4’11” singer, who sang Dolly Parton’s “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?,” seemed to have lost her confidence as the show progressed. Below are excerpts of the telephone conference call that Philippine News participated: I am sorry you got voted off. Could you tell us a little bit about what you were feeling? I did not want to be all negative. I just felt that a lot more went into all these things. Nobody wants

PBB Teen Edition Plus Voting closed for this week!

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Somebody wants to leave the Big Brother House! Yes, a teen housemate has decided to leave Kuya’s house today. After a heart-to-heart talk with Kuya, this teen is now set to make his/her voluntary exit. What could have possibly happened to make this housemate want to leave?As to who the housemate is, his/her identity will be revealed tonight on PBB Teen Edition Plus on Primetime Bida. Voting is now officially closed. Proceeds of this week’s vote will go to the Libreng Operation sa Laoag medical mission. SOURCE:http://teensplus.pinoybigbrother.com/

Iisa Pa Lamang - ABS-CBN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Iisa Pa Lamang is an upcoming television series on the Kapamilya Network. The cast includes Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, Angelica Panganiban, Susan Roces, and Gabby Concepcion. The series is an original story and not a remake of the 1992 movie starring Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta. But its theme song will be the same song that was originally sung by Joey Albert. Lani Misalucha will be singing it this time around. source:mukamo

Cebu hospital apologizes for surgery video

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Dr. Emmanuel Gines, media liaison officer and emergency room department head of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), said in a radio interview that they will apologize to the 39-year-old patient identified only as Jan-Jan because of the embarrassment he suffered during the operation. Someone inside the operating room took a video of the operation using a mobile phone. The video that runs for two minutes and 28 seconds shows an operating team of more than 10 people laughing, with someone shouting instructions while the operation was going on. All the time, the patient whose face is not visible in the video, is unconscious. source:mukamo

Maligno on ABS-CBN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Claudine Barretto returns to primetime television via the horror series Maligno , the second installment of the Susan Roces Cinema Collection on ABS-CBN. The sineserye was adapted from the movie of the same title originally starred by Susan Roces for which she won a FAMAS best actress trophy in 1977. Claudine took a breather from show business when she gave birth to Rodrigo Santino, her son to husband Raymart Santiago. Her last project before going on a maternity leave was the teleserye, Walang Kapalit, with Piolo Pascual. Part of her preparations for her much awaited comeback was getting back in shape. Claudine said she gained 64 pounds when she was pregnant but claimed that breastfeeding helped her lose the extra pounds. She also admitted getting help from Dra. Vicky Belo. In Maligno , Claudine plays Angela Cortez, a woman raped and impregnated by a demon, whose offspring will wreak havoc and spread evil on earth. One of the highlights of

FriendClub! The NEWEST, Hottest, FASTEST Growing and FIRST ever Business-Social Online Community Site in the Philippines!

Hello Guest, I am excited to share my new addition to my website. It is called Friend Club. It is an OnLine Social Community similar to Friendster. Join and spread the word. Visit http://fabportal.ning.com/ now! You hear sounds, you see colors. But you do not stop there. You play with your creative imagination as you build air Castles in the sand and paint it with the brightest tints to make yourself a paradise. This is not a mere FANTASY. This is REALITY viewed in a LIGHTER shade. Leaving the anxieties behind and explore the worlds surprises. Even the little things you used to ignore can bring a brilliant meaning to your existence. With such discovery, mirth slowly fill your soul like the drifting of time. And when you grow old, let there be a memento that will strike the chord back to the good old days. Let Friend Club Online Social Community serve its purpose. Visit http://fabportal.ning.com/ to join! Wounded. Dejected. Shattered into bitter fragments. it may have happ

Second-generation showbiz royalty

↑ Grab this Headline Animator (From left, clockwise) KC Concepcion, Luis Manzano, Jennica Garcia, and the Gutierrez twins Richard and Raymond are some of the young stars who are considered showbiz royalty. Photo by: Noel Orsal & File photo They have showbiz blood running in their veins. With a surname that is familiar to most showbiz denizens, these young stars have celebrity parents who are more than willing to show them the ropes. These showbiz kids are the products of a gene pool that boasts of talent, charm and mass appeal. Their refreshing aura coupled with their innate acting ability make for a winning combination that allows them to penetrate the highly competitive world of show business. Feast your eyes and ears on this new generation of stars who are expected to become the pillars of tomorrow’s entertainment industry. PEP’s list is limited to children aged 30 years old and below and those whose parents (and even grandparents) are known in showbiz circles. Here are the top

Harry Potter author goes to court

↑ Grab this Headline Animator NEW YORK - Author J.K. Rowling is eager to tell a judge this week that one of her biggest fans is in fantasyland if he believes a “Harry Potter” encyclopedia he plans to publish does not violate her copyrights. The showdown between Rowling and Steven Vander Ark is scheduled to last most of the week in US District Court in Manhattan. Rowling is scheduled to testify Monday in a trial that is sure to generate huge interest among Harry Potter fans and the public. Her lawyer has arranged with the judge to have a private security guard for Rowling in the courtroom and for the author to spend breaks in the seclusion of a jury room — away from any die-hard Potter fans in attendance. The trial comes eight months after Rowling published her seventh and final book in the widely popular Harry Potter series. The books have been published in 64 languages, sold more than 400 million copies and spawned a film franchise that has pulled in $4.5 billion at the worldwide box

Dangers of snoring

↑ Grab this Headline Animator What is sleep apnea? Usually associated with snoring, sleep apnea means the cessation of breathing during sleep. This breath-holding initially lasts for 10 seconds and progresses to 20 to 30 seconds, and each episode is immediately followed by gasping for air. This cycle could repeat itself several times (20 to 100 times per hour) the whole night long. The snorer is totally oblivious of all this and only the roommate is aware of this bothersome snoring and scary sleep apnea. How prevalent is sleep apnea? The incidence is about 2% among middle-aged women and 4% among men of that age group, which is similar to the incidence of diabetes and asthma. Sleep apnea is a primary risk factor for hypertension (high blood pressure). What are the types of sleep apnea? There are two types: Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). CSA is much less common, less than 10% of cases comprises this group, and is due to the brain’s failure to send a signal f

3 Filipinos arrested in Long Beach for ‘slavery’

↑ Grab this Headline Animator LOS ANGELES— Three Filipinos were charged here with allegedly recruiting workers in the Philippines for residential elder care facilities in Long Beach in exchange for payment of the recruits’ travel expenses and continued stay in the U.S. A joint investigation by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resulted in the arrest of Rodolfo Demafeliz, 39, his assistant, Rolleta Riazon, 28, both Philippine nationals, and Evelyn Pelayo, 51, a resident of Long Beach on criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court here. Demafeliz and Riazon, who were arrested last week prior to boarding a flight to Manila, are accused of transporting the victims to the United States as part of the harboring scheme. The victims worked in two residences in Long Beach that Pelayo owns and operated as elderly care and boarding facilities.  Pelayo is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles pending the continuance of her detention h

Brugada Syndrome (unexplained cardiac arrest)

↑ Grab this Headline Animator What is Brugada Syndrome? Brugada Syndrome is a baffling condition where a person, who appears to be healthy, unexpectedly develops cardiac arrest, for no apparent reason. Most victims do not survive the episode. This condition is now believed to be responsible for countless sudden deaths among young people – athletes, students, etc., – who suddenly dropped dead. Did the victims have any prior symptoms? No, majority of victims did not have any prior symptoms. They were “in good health” when suddenly they collapsed, went into coma, and later died, or instantly died on the spot. There were some individuals who were lucky enough to have responded to prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Patients like these, with aborted cardiac arrest and death, inspired the three Doctors Brugada (R, P & J) and their colleagues at the Unitat d’Aritmies, Hospital Clinic, in Barcelona, Spain, to pioneer in the study of this baffling condition, and became the first to descri