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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

TNS National TV Ratings (Oct. 23-26): Maalaala Mo Kaya and Rated K top the weekend primetime race

Here are the comparative ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from October 23 to 26, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households. October 23, Friday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 7.1%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.4% Mar Marchen Awakens Romance (ABS-CBN) 7.7%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.4% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 8.3%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 8.4% Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) 6.5%; Bleach (GMA-7) 11.2% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 6.6%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 13.4%; SiS (GMA-7) 7.3% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.6%; Last Romance (GMA-7) 10.4% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 15.9%; Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) 10.4% Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 17.5%; Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) 9.9% Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 14.9%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 14%; Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) 11.3% Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 14%; Game About Love (GMA-7) 6.5% Somewher

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Oct. 23-26): Talentadong Pinoy and Kap's Amazing Stories lead weekend primetime race

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from October 23 to 26, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: October 23, Friday Morning: Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 6.4%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 7.9%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1.4%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 1.7%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 2.9%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 4.2%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 4.7%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 8.9% Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 5%; Mar Marchen Awakens Romance (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Catdog (TV5) 6.2% Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 5.2%; Bleach (GMA-7) 9.3%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 6.3%; The Adventures of Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) 6.6%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 3.8% Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 12.4%; SiS (GMA-7) 7.3%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 7%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 3.8%; Azumanga Daioh (TV5) 4.1%; Duel Masters (TV5) 3.1% Last Romance (GMA-7) 13.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 10.6%; Juicy (TV5) 1.7% Afternoon: Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.9%;

List of active volcanoes in the Philippines

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology lists down the 22 active volcanoes in the country: including their location in grid, province, their height, number of historical eruptions and their latest eruption of activity. Source: Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology

23rd Star Awards for Television – 2009 List of Nominees

Here is the complete list of nominees and special awardees for the 2009 Star Awards for Television: Best Primetime TV Series: Codename: Asero (GMA-7) Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN-2) Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN) Luna Mystika (GMA-7) May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN-2) Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN). Best Drama Actor: Gerald Anderson, Your Song Presents: My Only Hope, ABS-CBN) Christopher De Leon (Kahit Isang Saglit, ABS-CBN) Baron Geisler (SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Suspetsa, GMA-7) Coco Martin (Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN) Albert Martinez (May Bukas Pa, ABS-CBN) Diether Ocampo (Iisa Pa Lamang, ABS-CBN) Jericho Rosales (Kahit Isang Saglit, ABS-CBN) Best Drama Actress: Claudine Barretto (Iisa Pa Lamang, ABS-CBN) Agot Isidro (Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN) Angel Locsin (Only You, ABS-CBN) Angelica Panganiban (Iisa Pa Lamang, ABS-CBN) Gina Pareño (Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN) Cherry Pie Picache (Iisa Pa Lamang, ABS-CBN) Cristine Reyes (Eva Fonda, ABS-CBN) Best Single Performance by an Actor: John Lloyd Cruz

RP's leptospirosis outbreak one of world's biggest

MANILA - The Philippines' outbreak of leptospirosis is one of the world's biggest although the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said fewer people are falling sick from the bacterial infection. DOH National Epidemiology Center chief Dr. Eric Tayag told Umagang Kay Ganda (UKG) on Thursday that from October 1-15, a total of 1,887 leptospirosis cases were reported in 15 hospitals in Metro Manila, with 138 deaths. "We are monitoring San Lazaro Hospital right now where leptospirosis cases reported daily have gone down from 40 to 14. Most of the cases are from Metro Manila and Rizal," he said. He said other areas that were not affected by typhoons Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng are also reporting cases of leptospirosis. Tayag said the outbreak of leptospirosis prompted Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to issue a distress call for help from the international community to address the problem. “We have also ready sent an SOS to the international community because this is

TNS National TV Ratings (Oct. 17-20): ABS-CBN still leads in both daytime and primetime

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from October 17 to 20, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households: October 17, Saturday Daytime: Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.5% Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16% Cinema FPJ: Iyo ang Tondo, Kanya ang Cavite (ABS-CBN) - 15.6% Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 12.2% Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 11.4% Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 9.1% Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 8.8% Black Jack (GMA-7) - 8.7% Maynila (GMA-7) - 8.6% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 8.4% Primetime: Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 27.3% The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26% Tiagong Akyat (ABS-CBN) - 22.7% Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.6% Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 21.1% 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) - 19.9% Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.2% Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 18.5% Halalan 2010: Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo (ABS-CBN) - 16.5% Celebrity Duets (GMA-7) - 15.8% October 18, Sunday Daytime: ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 16.1% Your Song Presents "

CPA Licensure Exams Results (October 2009)

The PRC said a total of 2,888 out of 6,929 exam-takers passed the CPA board. The complete top 10 list is as follows: Rank Name School Rating 1 Romelyn Manset Carpio Ivan Rhett Villacampa Macabeo De La Salle University Lipa Bicol University-Legazpi 91.71 2 Laila Topacio Amon Reginald Lajara Laco Ariel Cangrehilla Nacion De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Mindanao State University-General Santos University of Cebu in Lapu Lapu and Mandaue 91.57 3 Belvin Lopez Armenion Joseph Albert Josol Bulao Ma. Theresa Solano Pamintuan University of Cebu in Lapu Lapu and Mandaue Ateneo de Davao University Unversity of the Philippines Diliman 91.29 4 Jaime Ann Dela Cruz Datol Francis Angel Lim Reyes University of the East Caloocan University of Santo Tomas 91.00 5 Ryan Dulamal Nandwani Reyland Jethro Pen Torres University of Saint La Salle Notre Dame of Marbel University 90.86 6 Hexilon Salenga Manabat Kevin Bacungan Manansala Holy Angel University Mindanao State University-Marawi City 90.71 7 Kaiser

Scientists find 32 new planets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system and said on Monday they believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets. The planets range in size from about five times the size of Earth to about five times the size of Jupiter, they said. More have been discovered, too, they said, promising more announcements later this year. The latest discoveries bring the total of known exoplanets to about 400, said Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland. “Nature doesn’t like a vacuum so if there is space to put a planet it will put a planet there,” Udry told reporters in an Internet briefing from a meeting of astronomers in Porto, Portugal. “More than 40 percent of stars like the sun have low mass planets,” Udry added. The team used the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher or HARPS, a spectrograph attached to the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter (11.8-fo

Internet advertising appears to begin its comeback in US

SAN FRANCISCO - After bogging down in the recession, Internet advertising is regaining the momentum that has made it the decade's most disruptive marketing machine. The signs of an online revival are emerging even while advertising in print and broadcasts remain in a slump that has triggered mass layoffs, pay cuts and other upheaval. Internet advertising was just about the only bright spot in the third-quarter reports of two major newspaper publishers, Gannett Co. and McClatchy Co. Meanwhile the companies still are dealing with steep declines in print ads — an imbalance most analysts predict will take years to address. The harsh reality is that much of the advertising in long-established media, particularly in the classified sections of newspapers, will never rebound to pre-recession levels, said Lauren Rich Fine, a longtime media analyst who is now a professor at Kent State University. That grim outlook contrasts with the fact that advertisers are increasingly allocating more of t

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (October 16-19, 2009)

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from October 16 to 19, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: October 16, Friday Morning: Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.9%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.4%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 2.1%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 3.5%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 2.8%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 4.6%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 6%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 7.3% Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.6%; Mar Marchen Awakens Romance (ABS-CBN) 3.8%; Catdog (TV5) 4.4% Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 5.4%; Bleach (GMA-7) 10.6%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 4.4%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 2.6% Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 13.5%; The Adventures of Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) 4.1%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 4.3% SiS (GMA-7) 7.3%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 3.5%; Makibaoh (TV5) 5.9%; Duel Masters (TV5) 4.7% Last Romance (GMA-7) 13.9%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.5%; Juicy (TV5) 1.4% Afternoon: Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.8%; Dai

4th Scream Awards – 2009 Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of the 4th Scream Awards: Most Anticipated Fantasy Film: Alice in Wonderland Best Sci-Fi Actress: Megan Fox, Transformers 2 Breakout Performance, Female: Isabelle Lucas, Transformers 2 Breakout Performance, Male: Taylor Lautner, Twilight Best Villain: Alexander Skarsgård, True Blood Best Comic Book, Writer: Jeff Jones Best Comic Book, Movie: Watchmen Rock Immortal Award: Keith Richards Best Horror Movie: Drag Me to Hell Best Horror Actor, Male: Stephen Moyer, True Blood Best Horror Actor, Female: Anna Paquin, True Blood Best Fantasy Actor, Male: Robert Pattinson, Twilight Best Fantasy Actor, Female: Kristen Stewart, Twilight Best Director: J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Best TV Show: True Blood Best Fantasy Movie: Twilight Scream Mastermind Lifetime Achievement Award: George A. Romero Comic-Con Icon Lifetime Achievement Award: Stan Lee Ultimate Scream: Star Trek

57th Famas Awards (2009) Winners

Here are the some of the winners of the 57th Famas Awards held last October 18, 2009 at the Grand Theater of PAGCOR-Parañaque: Best Picture – Baler (Viva Films) Best Director – Mark Meily (Baler) Best Actor – Allen Dizon (Paupahan) Best Supporting Actress – Snooky Serna (Paupahan) Best Supporting Actor – German Moreno (Paupahan) Best Actress – Heart Evangelista (Ay, Ayeng) Presidential Award – Carlo J. Caparas and Donna Villa Circle of Excellence – Vilma Santos Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award – Senator Bong Revilla German Moreno Youth Achievement Award – Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson and Aljur Abrenica & Kris Bernal Golden Artist Award – Sarah Geronimo Posthumous Award – Roland Dantes

Why Microsoft can't afford Windows 7 to fail

On Thursday, Microsoft launches Windows 7, the latest version of its operating system. Its success or failure will determine the future of the world's biggest software company. When talking about Microsoft, it is useful to remind yourself of the sheer scale of its reach. Windows powers about 90% of the world's computers; by the company's own reckoning more than one billion people use it. Windows also powers Microsoft. During its last financial year, a $58.4bn (£35.7bn) turnover generated an operating profit of $20.3bn (net profit: $14.6bn). Windows accounted for well over half of that. For years, critics have claimed that Microsoft's virtual monopoly is about to end. They say it will be brought down by a resurgent Apple, insurgent open-source rival Linux or a revolution in how we use computers, when the actual computing moves from desktop machines to the "cloud" where software runs on remote servers. Windows without a Vista In reality, Microsoft has been its o

Nationwide TV Ratings (October 13-15) Kapamilya shows still rule

Here are the comparative ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from October 13 to 15 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National households. October 13, Tuesday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 6%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.7% Mar Marchen Awakens Romance (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.3% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 7.1%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 8.6% Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) 5.8%; Bleach (GMA-7) 11.1%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 12.5% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; SiS (GMA-7) 6.6% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12.7%; Last Romance (GMA-7) 10.5% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 14.3%; Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) 11% Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 16.5%; Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) 11.5% Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 14.8%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 13.8%; Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) 11.5% Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 15.8%; Game About Love (GMA-7) 5.9% Ang Lalaking

Mild quake hits Mindoro

MANILA, Philippines – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Mindoro today (Oct. 19), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Ric Mangao of Philvolcs said the mild tremor was recorded 44 kms from Lubang Island, Mindoro. In a radio interview, Mangao said the tremor was felt in Batangas City, Calamba, Laguna, Taal Island and Roxas Blvd. in Manila. He said they have yet to determine the quake's origin. - By Dennis Carcamo (Philstar News Service, www.philstar.com)

Vote for Carol - PBB Double Up

To vote and save CAROL, text BB CAROL to 2331 for GLOBE, TM, SUN and BAYAN WIRELESS or 231 for SMART and TNT. Other nominees for eviction: Jason Princess Jimson For other voting options, visit www.pinoybigbrother.com

PBB Double UP will hold first nomination night, Oct 17

After two weeks of staying inside the Big Brother house, the housemates will face their biggest task yet this Saturday ( October 17 ) when they finally choose the first two housemates they want to be evicted from Pinoy Big Brother Double Up. Find out if the results of the secret tasks and the batches of housemates will come into play on the first nomination night of PBB Double Up. This week, we saw Rob and transgender Rica successfully convincing their housemates in house A that they are indeed lovers. The task even culminated with a mock wedding proposal that was sealed with a kiss. Their success guaranteed their house will get a budget next week, but will their deception bring their names to the official list of nominees? The housemates can also vote based on character or personality. Will Princess' frankness, Jason's "laziness," or Melisa's "loud" ways earn them a nomination? On the other hand in house B, real life husband and wife Jimson and Kath, an

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Oct. 13-15): Kapuso shows maintain lead in weekday programming

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from October 13 to 15, based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: October 13, Tuesday Daytime : Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.2% Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 17.3% Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) - 16.7% Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 15.5% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.7% Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 13.7% Last Romance (GMA-7) - 13% Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 12.6% Bleach (GMA-7) - 12.4% Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) / Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 11.9% Primetime : Darna (GMA-7) - 35.3% Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 31.2% 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.8% Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 26.5% Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 26.3% TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.7% Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 25.1% May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25% Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 24.9% Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 24% October 14, Wednes