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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

15 storm-survival tips

abs-cbnNEWS.com | BEFORE THE STORM 1. Monitor the news or your local weather station for updates on the storm situation, when it will hit and how strong it will be. 2. Move to higher ground. Move away from creeks, streams, rivers, and strom drains. Flash floods can sweep over an area without warning, and you may only have minutes to get to safety. Note that flash floods can occur up to 12 hours after heavy rains. Move animals and livestock to higher ground, bring pets inside. Move your valuable and furniture to higher floors of your home, if possible. Check your gutters to make sure they are clear of leaves and debris. You may also opt to park your cars on higher ground. You can opt to leave some possessions with someone who is not at a flood-prone area. 3. Stock up on supplies. Fill up clean plastic bottles with clean water and store as much water as you can, especially if you live in a flood-prone area. Immediately charge all essential electronics like cellular phones, which you will

Ondoy out of Luzon

MANILA - Tropical storm Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) is now over the Soutrh China Sea, weather bureau PAGASA said Sunday. As of 10:30 a.m., the storm was spotted 390kilometers west of Zambales, and has maximum sustained winds of 105kilometers per hour, and gustiness of 135 kph. The storm is expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday afternoon. All storm signals over the country have been lowered, but citizens, particularly those living in western sections of Luzon, are still advised to be careful. via http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/27/09/ondoy-out-luzon

Time Magazine All-Time 100 Best Novels (Complete List)

Here's the list of  the top 100 Best Novels Complete List is below: (in alphabetical order) Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume The Assistant by Bernard Malamud At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien Atonement by Ian McEwan Beloved by Toni Morrison The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder Call It Sleep by Henry Roth Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather A Death in the Family by James Agee The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen Deliverance by James Dickey

'Where's Harry Potter?' TIME lists 100 best novels

MANILA - TIME Magazine recently released a list of "100 Best Novels of All Time", to both cheers and jeers from readers. The list, made by book critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, featured a hundred English language titles - mostly from Western authors - spanning 1923 (the date TIME began publishing) up to present. Lacayo described the task as a "massive, anguished, and exalted" undertaking that required them to re-read many classics and consider ones they have never read before. They drew up inventories of their particular favorites and those that matched (about 80 titles) were included in the list. The rest were chosen after thorough discussions and brainstorming. Included in the list are books that eventually were adapted into films like Ian McEwan's "Atonement", C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", and the lone

AIDS breakthrough as vaccine cuts infections for first time

BANGKOK (AFP) - – An experimental AIDS vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of infection in humans in what scientists Thursday called a "breakthrough" in the quarter-century fight against the epidemic. The vaccine reduced the chance of being infected by a third, researchers announced after the world's largest trial of 16,000 volunteers, carried out by the US Army and Thailand's Ministry of Public Health. The surprising result comes after years of fruitless attempts by the medical world to find an HIV vaccine, including one trial jab that apparently boosted infection rates. "It is the first demonstration that a vaccine against HIV can protect against infection," Colonel Jerome Kim of the US military HIV research programme told a news conference in Bangkok via videolink. "This is a very important scientific advance and gives us hope that a globally effective vaccine may be possible in the future," he said. Thai Public Health Minister Witthaya

TNS National TV Ratings (Sept. 22-24): Tayong Dalawa claims top spot

Here are the comparative ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from September 22 to 24 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National households.   September 22, Tuesday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 7.8%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 6.4% Ang Pangarap Ni Cosette: Les Miserables (ABS-CBN) 6.9%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.9% Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 6.9%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 8.3% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 7.8%; Bleach (GMA-7) 10.8% Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) 6.9%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 12.7% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; SiS (GMA-7) 6.8% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 13.1%; Last Romance (GMA-7) 10.5% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 25.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 17.7% Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 22.2%; Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) 15.2% Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 17.2%; Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 16.7% Mr. Bean Live! (ABS-CBN) 11%; Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 19.8% Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 11.4%; Game About Love (GMA-7) 9

Emmy Award Winners 2009 Complete List

Best Series, Drama Big Love Breaking Bad Damages Dexter House Lost Mad Men - WINNER Best Series, Comedy 30 Rock - WINNER Entourage Family Guy Flight Of The Conchords How I Met Your Mother The Office Weeds   Best Actor, Drama Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad - WINNER Michael C. Hall, Dexter Hugh Laurie, House Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment Jon Hamm, Mad Men Simon Baker, The Mentalist Best Actress, Drama Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters Glenn Close, Damages - WINNER Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Holly Hunter, Saving Grace Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series William Shatner, Boston Legal Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Michael Emerson, Lost - WINNER John Slattery, Mad Men William Hurt, Damages Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series Rose Byrne, Damages Hope Davis, In Treatment Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy Dianne Wiest, In Treatment Cherry Jones, 24 - WINNER Best Act

Php 500,000 daily for SMART Subscribers

SMART is giving away over Php 50M in SMART’s BigTym Buddy Promo! The Philippines’ biggest mobile promo, EVER. Unlike run-of-the-mill promos, it promises winnings that could possibly change someone’s life. There are daily cash prizes of Php 500,000, monthly raffles of Php 1,000,000, and a grand draw of Php 5,000,000. This is a heap of money to give away in what might just be the biggest promo outside of the lottery! Just text BIG to 2332! (Php 15/text to join and get 15 raffle entries, 15 free texts** to Smart/Talk N’ Text valid for 1 day and 15 points to redeem content. **For Smart Buddy subscribers only) It starts this Friday, September 11, 2009 and will run until December 9, 2009. www.smart.com.ph/bigtym   or send BIGINFO to 2332 (P2.50/info). It’s run with Buongiorno, the Italian company that’s run hundreds of mobile raffles in more than 15 countries in Europe and Latin America.  PROMO MECHANICS Joining is easy:    1. For you to qualify, you must:           * Be a SMART Buddy or SMA

Lovers in Paris - ABS-CBN

Lovers in Paris is an upcoming television series on ABS-CBN which is the remake of the hit Koreanovela of the same name. It has been confirmed that Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion will portray the role of Carlo and Vivian respectively. Casts: Piolo Pascual as Carlo KC Concepcion as Vivian Zanjoe Marudo as Martin Maricar Reyes as Donna Christopher De Leon Mickey Ferriols Assunta De Rossi K Brosas Mark Gil John Wayne Sace Hyubs Azarcon Rachel Ann Wolfe Ching Arellano Aaron Junatas

32nd Gawad Urian Winners (2009)

Here are the winners of the 32nd Gawad Urian (2009) of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino that was held at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).   Best Picture: Serbis (Centerstage Productions) Best Director: Brillante Mendoza (Serbis) Best Screenplay: Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay) Best Actress: Mylene Dizon (100) Best Actors: Ronnie Lazaro (Yanggaw) Best Supporting Actress: Aleera Montalla (Yanggaw) Best Supporting Actor: Coco Martin (Jay) Best Production Design: Benjamin Padero at Carlo Tabije (Serbis) Best Cinematography: Odyssey Flores (Serbis) Best Editing: Francis X. Pasion, Kats Serraon, Chuck Gutierrez (Jay) Best Music: Popong Landero (Hunghong Sa Yuta) Best Sound: Joey Santos at Von de Guzman (Yanggaw) Best Short Film: Andong by Milo Tolentino Natatanging Gawad: Peque Gallaga

New Michael Jackson single to hit airwaves October 12

LONDON – A new Michael Jackson single called "This Is It" will hit the airwaves on October 12, two weeks before it is available as part of a two-disc album released by the late pop star's record label. Sony Music's Columbia/Epic Label Group said it would release the "This Is It" album internationally on October 26 and in North America on October 27, to coincide with the simultaneous global release of the Jackson movie of the same name on October 28. A spokeswoman in London said that contrary to some reports, the posthumous single would not go on sale separately but would be available for radio stations to play from October 12. "This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows -- that Michael is one of God's greatest gifts," said John McClain, co-producer of the album and an executor of Jackson's estate. Jackson died of an overdose of prescription drugs on June 25, at around the time he was rehearsing for a 50-date, sellout s

Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Teasers Part 1

This is a collection of Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Teasers. Feel free to suggest other videos you know: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdBea4ZYs4c httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN0oxyoEad0 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az6OHU7aFck httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQsLPMGidM httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTYP1Qo3lTQ

Privilege speech of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Sept. 22, 2009

Mr. President and my colleagues, I rise today on a matter of personal privilege. I do so as a Senator of the Republic who sought and obtained the people’s mandate in the Senatorial Elections in 2004 under the banner of the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino. Last week, I sat at that exalted seat of the Senate President and listened with deep pain, a heavy heart, and a troubled mind as I presided over the session when my friend and colleague, the Hon. Panfilo Lacson, delivered his searing privilege speech. He rendered his own personal account and portrayal of the person and character of Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, the founder and leader of my Party, the PMP. The next day, the Hon. Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, stood and took the Floor, and properly so, to defend the name and honor of his father. I could not help but feel saddened about how an old friendship has come to such a bitter and rancorous end and to witness the ensuing acrimony that rages to this day

Privilege speech of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson (September 22, 2009)

I rise again today on a matter of personal and collective privilege. On several occasions, I took the floor of this august hall on very important issues affecting national interest. Jose Pidal. Hello Garci. The NBN-ZTE Broadband Deal. The Fertilizer Scam. Jueteng Anomaly. The C5 Extension Road Project Double Appropriation. The Pork Barrel Anomalies. Plus many others, the latest of which talked about Joseph Ejercito- Estrada in "Dalawang Mukha ng Sining." I did not have to seek out most of these anomalies. They came to me. The easiest and most convenient thing to do was to ignore them. Wala akong magiging kaaway. Tahimik pa sana ang aking buhay. But that would be betraying my oath to the Filipino people as an elected Senator of the Republic. Perhaps no incumbent senator has had the multiple displeasure of being vilified, his reputation assailed repeatedly than this humble representation. If this is the price to pay for fearlessly contributing my share in the fight against graf