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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

NEWS5 will go to the Vatican to cover the beatification of Pope John Paul II

Mula mismo sa Vatican City, kaisa ang NEWS5 sa paghahatid ng mga kaganapan sa beatification ni Pope John Paul II o ang proseso tungo sa paggagawad ng paka-santo sa isang indibidwal na napatunayang nagdulot ng himala. Sa misang gaganapin sa Holy See saMayo 1, hihirangin ang Santo Papang pinakaminahal ng buong mundo bilang 'Blessed Pope John Paul II' matapos ideklara ni Pope Benedict XVI na isang milagro ang paggaling ng isang madreng Pranses mula sa sakit na Parkinson's. "Naatasan ang batikang reporter ng NEWS5 na si Joey Villarama upang mag- ulat ng mga pangyayari mula sa Vatican. Tinatayang daan-daang libong debotong Katoliko ang sasaksi sa beatification anim na taon makaraang mamaalam ang Santo Papa noong Abril 2, 2005. "Ihahatid ng NEWS5 sa pamamagitan ng Aksyon TV Channel 41 ang misang pangungunahan ni Pope Benedict XVI sa Mayo a-Uno mula alas-kwatro ng hapon hanggang alas-sais y medya ng gabi oras dito sa Pilipinas. "Patuloy na minamahal ng mga Pilipino

Gloria Romero leads GMA-7's family drama Munting Heredera

GMA-7 offers its first family-oriented drama on primetime this year with the launching of Munting Heredera. "Playing the lead role of Doña Anastacia, a rich widow in search of her "munting heredera," is no less than multi-award winning actress and one of the original Queens of Philippine cinema, Ms. Gloria Romero, who now makes her television debut with the Kapuso network. "Joining Ms. Gloria Romero are some of today's biggest names in drama, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Camille Prats, Katrina Halili, Neil Ryan Sese, Ynez Veneracion, Leandro Baldemor, Gabby Eigenmann, Luz Valdez, Joyce Ching, Kristal Reyes, Kristoffer Martin, and Asian Television Awards best actor Mr. Roderick Paulate, who himself began his notable career as a child actor. "The program also introduces three talented young girls Mona Louise Rey, Kyle Daniel Ocampo, and Barbara Miguel. They all went through a rigorous audition process before clinching the roles of Jennifer, Michelle, and Calilla.

Delicious acquired by founders of Youtube

Yahoo! is excited to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, Hurley and Chen have firsthand expertise enabling millions of consumers to share their experiences with the world. Delicious will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS. To continue using Delicious, you must agree to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks to AVOS. After a transition period and after your bookmarks are transferred, you will be subject to the AVOSterms of service and privacy policy.

JM de Guzman and Lauren Young get closer on and off-cam in Mula sa Puso

Just like their characters Gabriel and Via in the hit primetime soap Mula sa Puso, JM de Guzman and Lauren Young seem to be getting closer to each other. "The two are said to be spending time a lot off-cam and would even fool around the set teasing and tickling each other. JM would reportedly put his chair right beside Lauren's whenever they are on standby inside the tent. "The dramatic actor doesn't deny this but clarifies that he did it so that he will get closer to Lauren who is his loveteam in the show. "We really need to establish a bond off-screen so that, the moment we are in front of the cameras, we are already comfortable with each other and do better with our scenes specially the kilig ones," explained JM. "This is the first time the two worked with each other and Lauren admitted that she didn't really have a hard time working on their chemistry. "JM is very easy to get along with so we became close really fast. I can say we are now r

Principles for Success by Dick Gordon

1. BE AMBITIOUS. Umaasa tayo lagi sa tulong. Kahit anong hirap mo, you have to be ambitious. Being ambitious is not negative. 2. HAVE THE RIGHT WORK ETHIC. Bawal ang tamad. Lalong bawal ang tanga. Manage by objective. Instead of a quick fix or instant gratification, practice delayed gratification. We should go for meritocracy. Hindi palakasan. 3. LEARN A SKILL. Poverty is an absence of choice. That's why you have to continue learning. You have to learn a skill. I never tell people "good luck". I always tell them "good skill". Be creative. Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa. God gave you skills. God will not help you if you don't help yourself. 4. WORK, SAVE, INVEST AND PROSPER. You have to work. Address your needs but always save. Get into a business. Get life insurance or a personal accident insurance kung 'yun lang ang kaya mo. We need a provident fund especially for our OFWs. We have 11 million Filipinos abroad. You put them and our people here in

Statement of President Aquino III on the resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

This morning, Merceditas Gutierrez personally submitted to me her resignation as our country’s Ombudsman, effective May 6. Her action has spared the country from a long and divisive impeachment process that would have distracted our lawmakers from dealing with the many problems we face today. It also paves the way for the appointment of a new Ombudsman. I thank the House of Representatives. I now urge the Judicial and Bar Council to begin the search for a new Ombudsman. With the support of the public, we can now proceed more decisively in making government officials more accountable to their bosses, the Filipino people. Thank you.

Happy Yipee Yehey goes to Lingayen, Pangasinan

Mistulang mga teenager ang Happy Yipee Yehey! (HYY) barkada nang ma-interview ang mga ito sa set ng HYY tungkol sa pagluwas ngayong Sabado para makipag- bonding sa isa't-isa at sa mga taga Hilagang Luzon. Sikat ang Lingayen sa magaganda nitong beaches kaya naman lahat sila'y nagsabing magbabaon sila ng swimwear, shades at siyempre, sunblock. "Lagi naman akong naka-shades kaya di na problema yun," natatawang sagot ni Randy Santiago na hindi mabilang ang dami ng sunglasses. "Ready at excited na kami! First out of town bonding ng grupo, " ani ni beauty queen Bianca Manalo. Pataas man ng pataas ang temparatura ngayon, walang humpay ang kasiyahan lalo’t live silang mapapanood sa Lingayen Beach Front, Capitol Grounds, Pangasinan. Magmomotorcade din sila para makasama ang mga kababayan duon. Ibinihagi ni Mariel na bagaman maraming lugar na sa mundo ang kanyang napuntahan, gusto pa din niyang i-explore pa ang likas at mapanghalinang kagandahan ng Pilipinas. “I’m so

June 20, 2011 Special (Non-working) Holiday - Proclamation No. 154

PROCLAMATION NO. 154 DECLARING MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, AS SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WHEREAS, Sunday, June 19, 2011, marks the 150 birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our national hero; WHEREAS, to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, June 20, 2011, as special (non-working) day throughout the country. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed. Done in the City of Manila, this 26 day o

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 First Trailer released!

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Watch the trailer below: http://youtu.be/mObK5XD8udk

NEWS5 delivers multi- platform royal wedding coverage from London on April 29, 2011

In its most complex international coverage yet, NEWS5 is broadcasting live from London by sending the biggest Philippine broadcast delegation in the UK headed by NEWS5's special correspondents to the royal wedding Cheri Mercado, Shawn Yao and Cheryl Cosim. They will give Filipinos a VIP pass back home via The Bride & Her Prince: Kasalang Royal, the most comprehensive coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton thisFriday, April 29, on TV5, Aksyon TV Channel 41, Radyo Singko 92.3 NEWS FM and online news portal InterkAksyon.com. "NEWS5's grand royal coverage is made possible by its exclusive partnership with ITN—the UK's official royal wedding channel and the news arm of ITV, the oldest and biggest commercial network in the UK. "Supported by ITN's broadcast capabilities and an all-Filipino news team, NEWS5 presenters have been reporting live on the ground to document the nitty-gritty of the royal wedding, its relevance to

Judge Oscar Herrera, Jr. - New Justice of the Sandiganbayan

Last April 26, 2011, President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed Judge Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. as Justice of the Sandiganbayan. Prior to his appointment, Judge Herrera was a presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Bulacan. He has been an RTC judge for 17 years. He has also been a law professor for 24 years, having taught Civil and Remedial Law, Practice Court and Trial Technique, Law and Values in the University of Sto. Tomas, San Beda, and Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila. Judge Herrera has received a number of awards during his career, including the Centennial Award for Judicial Excellence in Region III (2011); the Chief Justice Ramon Avancena Award for Judicial Excellence (2003); and the Dangal ng Bayan Award (2004). Judge Herrera has been considered by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for promotion more than 20 times. He made it 12 times to the shortlist of nominees submitted by the JBC to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (nine times for the Court of Appeals and t

ABS-CBN reiterates KBP’s guidelines on proper treatment of children on TV to its TV shows

ABS-CBN Corporation recently reiterated to its TV production staff, through its Office of the Network Ombudsman, the guidelines of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) on the proper treatment of children in entertainment and variety programs, which the network has been following since its implementation. As a member of the KBP, ABS-CBN strictly adheres to and abides by the code contained in the Broadcast Code of the Philippines, adopted by the broadcast group 2007, which the network ratified along with other KBP members. Some of the pertinent provisions remind TV networks that children should not be required, coerced, or bribed to narrate traumatic experiences on shows. They shall not be ridiculed, diminished, or demeaned; and camera angles should not be used to create indecent and inappropriate images. The ABS-CBN Ombudsman also restated to its TV production group the salient provisions of the Republic Act 7610 or the“Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploi

Pope John Paul II’s path to sainthood on ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN will take Filipinos to the beatification of one of the most revered persons in history---the late Blessed John Paul II---with a week-long special coverage that will highlight his holiness and contributions to the world entitled Blessed John Paul II: We Love You. The country’s largest multimedia conglomerate has started airing reports by respected broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez on the different people touched by Blessed John Paul II in TV Patrol last Monday (April 25). ABS-CBN will also send Korina to cover straight from the Vatican City starting Thursday (April 28) on TV Patrol. The actual beatification ceremony, meanwhile, will be aired live at 6:30pm on Sunday (May 1) on“TV Patrol Weekend” with anchors Alex Santos and Bernadette Sembrano. ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast also launched the Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula Beatification Special last Wednesday (Apr 27) that allows viewers and Boto Patrollers to share their fondest memories and memorabilia of the former Head

27th Star Awards for Movies - 2011 Nominees

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 27th Star Awards for Movies: Movie of the Year Emir (Film Development Council of the Philippines) Here Comes The Bride (Star Cinema/Quantum Films/OctoArts Films) Rosario (Cinemabuhay International/Studio5) Sa 'Yo Lamang (Star Cinema) Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya" (Regal Entertainment, Inc.) Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To (Star Cinema) Digital Movie of the Year Donor (Spark Films) Mayohan (Cinemalaya Foundation Inc./Alpha Dog Productions) Muli (MJM Peoductions) Senior Year (Digitang Studios/Metric Films) Sigwa(Beginnings Twenty Plus Production/Sineng Totoo Production/Star Express) Tarima (Bluegold Productions) The Red Shoes (Unitel Productions/Unico Entertainment) Movie Actress of the Year Bea Alonzo (Sa 'Yo Lamang) Anne Curtis (In Your Eyes) Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To) Angelica Panganiban (Here Comes The Bride) Lovi Poe (Mayohan) Lorna Tolentino (Sa 'Yo Lamang) Dawn Zulueta

Vote for your Miss Photogenic for Miss Philippines Earth 2011

Voting Period: April 28 - May 20, 2011 11:59 PM You have seen the candidates in photos, on TV and even in person. Based on those, you now can decide who will be Miss Photogenic. You can vote for more than 1 candidate. This is a special award. The Miss Photogenic Award has no bearing in the selection of the finalist. To vote, just visit www.missphilippines-earth.com

Pilipinas Got Talent’s ‘Big 3’ name semifinalists

Ngayong Season 2 ay level up na talaga ang mga act kaya naman level up din ang tensyon na pinagdaanan ng mga pumasa sa audition at ng Big Three judges para mapili ang 36 semi-finalists ng pinakamalaki at nangungunang talent reality show sa bansa na Pilipinas Got Talent 2. Mabusising ngang pinili ng mga huradong sina Kris Aquino, Ai Ai Delas Alas, at Freddie M. Garcia mula sa 174 acts na pinasa nila sa auditions kung sino sino ang karapat dapat magpakitang gilas sa ikalawang pagkakataon sa semi-final round. Sa huli, 19 na acts mula Luzon, walo mula Visayas, at siyam mula sa Mindanao ang pasok bilang semi-finalists na siyang nagpapatunay na may ibubuga ang Pinoy saan mang sulok ng bansa. Mula Luzon, sasabak na sa semi-finals sina Angel Calalas, B4, John Michael Narag, Maribeth Callanta, Dance Selection, Zaldy Carlos, Collins Gutierrez Genevieve Arandia, Fernan Santuyo aka Madonna Pianista, Filogram, Kenny Padalla, Bourbon (Feliz Ria Pichay), Joy’s Diva, Kapidamu Band, at Mar

Velvet to air E!'s complete coverage of William and Kate's Royal Wedding

Velvet (SkyCable Channel 53) the most glamorous female entertainment channel on cable gives you exclusive front-row seats to the wedding of the century. Be at the center of it all with E!'s Royal Wedding Coverage on April 29 to 30 . Velvet proudly offers over 7 exciting hours of in-depth coverage before, during and after the most-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Live from London, E! celebrity news personality Giuliana Rancic and UK television personality Dermot O'Leary give up-to-the minute details and exclusive scoops during the comprehensive Live From the Royal Wedding 5-hour coverage on Apr. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. Royal expert Angela Rippon, fashion analysts Louise Roe and Robbie Laughlin, and E!'s Catt Sadler join the exciting discussion. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest recaps the entire day—from the arrivals to the famous guests to the scoops on what's up ahead for the Royal couple—in Will and Kate: Road To The Altar , a on

AJ Perez's last MMK appearance to be aired this Saturday

Airing Date: April 30 , 2011 on ABS-CBN SYNOPSIS. Homeless and orphaned, Edgar, 17, and his brother Dagul, 11, decide to go to their relatives in Samar on foot. The brothers have no money, no food, and they must walk more than 500 kilometers. Along the way, they meet people who help them but it's their love for each other that makes them strong and  determined to finish their journey...." Director: Dado Lumibao Writer: Benson Logronio Cast: AJ Perez as Edgar Bugoy Cariño as Dagul

iPad 2 Arrives in the Philippines on April 29

CUPERTINO, California—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight additional countries on Friday, April 29. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores at 9 a.m. local time, select Apple Authorized Resellers, and online through the Apple Store® ( www.apple.com ) beginning at 1 a.m. Additionally, iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China beginning Friday, May 6. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime fe

Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam Result (April 2011)

Roll of Successful Examinees in the REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION Held on APRIL 17 & 18, 2011 Released on APRIL 27, 2011 1 ABADEZA, JOHN BENEDICT BONDOC 2 ABALOS, LUDWIN GENITA 3 ABALOS, MICHAEL ANGELO DIGOL 4 ABAN, LOUIE TROY ANDO 5 ABAYARE, RICHARD NABLO 6 ABDULLA, AL-RAZIL YUSOP 7 ABELLANOSA, AGA LOUIE ESTRADA 8 ABELLO, JOHN DAVID ALFARO 9 ABLAO, DIANE VENUS SAGRADO 10 ABOROT, FRANCIS ANTHONY FAVILA 11 ABOY, JOHN CARLO MENOR 12 ACERO, SHODILL ETOR 13 ACIO, RICOLEO AGUSTIN 14 ACUÑA, CHRISTIAN ANGELO JORDAN 15 ACUÑA, EARL LESTER PAULINO 16 ACUÑA, MAR PEREZ 17 ADARNE, LOLITO JR BANTILAN 18 ADECIR, RONALD RODRIGUEZ 19 ADONA, FLORENTINO III CABUGAO 20 AGILLON, JOSE ANGELO EVANGELIO 21 AGNO, KAREN-CHRISTIAN CASTRO 22 AGRAVANTE, CYREEL CABERTE 23 AGUIRRE, JHONREY LAYOSA 24 AG

SM City Baguio Grandest 3 Day Sale (April 29, 30 and May 1)

The 3 DAY SALE is the PERFECT 3 days of the year to get the BEST VALUE for your hard-earned money! On top of the jaw- dropping savings of up to 70%, you can get a chance to win one of 18 MSI notebooks! 3 short days to go! The third day of the 3 DAY SALE (May 1) opens opportunities for job seekers as SM City Baguio will be holding a JOB FAIR at the Event Center! After you shop, you might just also get the BEST JOB for you! Don't waste the opportunity to take advantage of up to 70% off on selected items! Only SM City Baguio offers the MOST EXTENSIVE CHOICES, the BEST PRICES and the GREATEST SAVINGS! With the WIDEST SELECTION of products and services to choose from that are up to 70% off, you'll surely get your money's worth!

The Aftermath Tour: Hillsong United LIVE in Manila!

One of the biggest Christian rock band is coming back to Manila this 2011! Becca Music Inc. Presents The Aftermath Tour: Hillsong United LIVE in Manila Ticket Prices: PATRON VIP(101-103) (Reserved Seating) P1800 PATRON (Reserved Seating) P1500 LOWER BOX (Reserved Seating) P1500 UPPER BOX A P800 UPPER BOX B P500 GENERAL ADMISSION P300 Tickets are now available at all Ticketnet outlets Call 911-5555 or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph for more details Ticketnet Event Page: http:// ticketnet.com.ph/2006/ detail.php?eid=1708&res=Y

CNNGo: Asia's most sinful cities

Here's the list of Asia's Most Sinful Cities according to CNNgo.com: Taipei, Taiwan (Gluttony) Seoul, South Korea (Sloth) Manila, Philippines (PRIDE) Shenzhen, China (Greed) Tokyo, Japan (Lust) New Delhi, India (Envy) Pyongyang, North Korea (Wrath) For the complete details, please visit CNNGo.com .

Safeguard Measures Act (REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8800)

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8800] AN ACT PROTECTING LOCAL INDUSTRIES BY PROVIDING SAFEGUARD MEASURES TO BE UNDERTAKEN IN RESPONSE TO INCREASED IMPORTS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:   CHAPTER I   GENERAL PROVISIONS   SECTION 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Safeguard Measures Act".   SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall promote the competitiveness of domestic industries and producers based on sound industrial and agricultural development policies, and the efficient use of human, natural and technical resources. In pursuit of this goal and in the public interest, the State shall provide safeguard measures to protect domestic industries and producers from increased imports which cause or threaten to cause serious injury to those domestic industries and producers.   SEC. 3. Scope of Application. - This Act shall apply to products being imported