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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

DOH CHD-MM Establishes 846 Botika ng Barangay (BnB) Outlets in Metro Manila

The Center for Health Development – Metro Manila (CHD-MM) has established a total of 846 Botika ng Barangay (BnB) outlets in Metro Manila as part of the Department of Health’s (DOH) directive of promoting equity in health by ensuring the availability and accessibility of affordable and essential, safe and effective quality medicines to all. “The DOH’s target is establishing one BNB outlet per barangay. We have already covered almost half of the 1,705 barangays in Metro Manila. And we will be targeting the next half after we have identified and evaluated other applicants for the BnB program,” Director Janairo stated. The Botika ng Barangay (BnB) refers to a drug outlet managed by a legitimate community organization (CO/non-government organization (NGO) and/or the Local Government Unit (LGU), with a trained operator and a supervising pharmacist specifically established in accordance with Administrative Order No. 144 s.2004. The BnB outlet should be initially identified, evaluated and sel

AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (October 25-27, 2011)

Here are the comparative People/Individual Ratings  of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from October 25 to 27, 2011 based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Phils. among Mega Manila households:   October 25, Tuesday Morning: USI Replay  (TV5) 0.1%;  Gising Pilipinas  (ABS-CBN) 0.1%;  I Witness Replay  (GMA-7) 0.4% Umagang Kay Ganda  (ABS-CBN) 1.4%;  Unang Hirit  (GMA-7) 2.1% ;  Sapul 5: Sapul Sa Singko  (TV5) 0.6%;  Kumare Klub  (TV5) 1.1% Mickey Mouse Clubhouse  (TV5) 1.7%;  Detective Conan  (GMA-7) 3.5%;  Spongebob Squarepants  (ABS-CBN) 1.3% Handy Manny  (TV5) 2.4%;  Eyeshield 21  (ABS-CBN) 0.9%;  Hunter X Hunter  (GMA-7) 4.1% Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers  (ABS-CBN) 0.9%;   Phineas and Ferb  (TV5) 2.4%;  Bleach  (GMA-7) 4% Kris TV  (ABS-CBN) 1.8%;  Batibot  (TV5) 2%;  Dragon Ball Z Kai  (GMA-7) 4.7%; Scooby-Doo Where Are You!  (TV5) 2.3%;  Slamdunk  (GMA-7) 4.8% ;  Powerpuff Girls Z  (TV5) 2% Kapuso Movie Festival: Mayor Latigo  (GMA-7) 7%;  Showtime  (ABS-CBN) 3.

Kantar Media-TNS National Household Ratings (October 25-27, 2011)

Here are the comparative Household Ratings  of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from October 25 to 27, 2011 based on the overnight ratings of Kantar Media/TNS among National households:   October 25, Tuesday Morning: Gising Pilipinas  (ABS-CBN) 1.3%;   Kape't Pandesal  (ABS-CBN) 1.8%;   I Witness Replay  (GMA-7) 1.5% Umagang Kay Ganda  (ABS-CB) 5.1%;   Unang Hirit  (GMA-7) 4.2% Spongebob Squarepants  (ABS-CBN) 5.5%;  Detective Conan  (GMA-7) 8.6% Eyeshield 21  (ABS-CBN) 4.2%;  Hunter X Hunter  (GMA-7) 11.2%  Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers  (ABS-CBN) 3.9%;  Bleach  (GMA-7) 10.8% Kris TV  (ABS-CBN) 5.9%;  Dragon Ball Z Kai  (GMA-7) 10.9%;  Slamdunk  (GMA-7) 10.9% Showtime  (ABS-CBN) 10.1%;   Kapuso Movie Festival: Mayor Latigo   (GMA-7) 14.8%   Afternoon: Happy Yipee Yehey  (ABS-CBN) 9.3%;  Eat Bulaga!  (GMA-7) 23.8% Kapamilya Blockbusters: Ispiritik Walastik Kung Pumitik  (ABS-CBN) 8.6%;  Pahiram ng Isang Ina  (GMA-7) 14.3% My Fair Lady  (ABS-CBN) 7.6%;  Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahali

Luz McClinton - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Luz McClinton  (Mom of Steel ng Muntinlupa), a 32-year-old body building champion who began working as a kid selling goto and cigarettes. McClinton, Luzviminda Longabila Nickname:Luz Real Name:Luzviminda Longabila McClinton Origin:Muntinlupa (Kalibo, Aklan) Age:33 Birthdate:1978-05-29 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:bodybuilder Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:working out, hard training, bodybuilding, dancing Favorite Color:lavender, black, beige Favorite Food:prawns Favorite Show:PBB, Nat-Geo, Biography Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Sharon Cuneta, Jennifer Lopez, Vilma Santos Favorite Singer:Jennifer Lopez, Pussycat Dolls, Regine Velasquez

Kim De Guzman - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Kim De Guzman  (Ang Stunning Sweetheart ng Olongapo), a 19-year-old beauty and bikini pageant contestant who’s still longing for her father’s love. de Guzman, Kim . Nickname:Kim Real Name:Kim . de Guzman Origin:Olongapo Age:19 Birthdate:1992-06-07 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:shopping, eating, playing with dogs Favorite Color:white, black, brown Favorite Food:sinigang, spaghetti Favorite Show:Showtime, The Simpsons, Bio, MTV Cribs Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Anne Curtis, Angel Locsin, Amanda Seyfried Favorite Singer:Drake,MusicSoulChild, Usher

Kigoy Abarico - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Kigoy Abarico  (Ang Bay Diskarte ng Ormoc), a 32-year-old man who has been living on the streets all his life and aims to change himself for the better inside the house. Abarico, Marnill S. Nickname:Kigoy Real Name:Marnill S. Abarico Origin:Ormoc, Leyte Age:32 Birthdate:1979-10-19 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:playing guitar, drinking with friends, talking about life Favorite Color:sky blue, white, black Favorite Food:fried chicken Favorite Show:Dragon Ball Z, TV Patrol, MMK, ASAP Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Maja Salvador, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Connelly Favorite Singer:Rod Stewart, Siakol, Yano, Wolfgang

Protege contestants get song assignments from other mentors

The big twist is happening this Sunday,  October 30 , on the most talked about widest and biggest reality singing search in the country as the remaining nine music acts continue with their battle for the big break on Protégé.   'For the first time on the show, the protégés will get song assignments from other mentors, a challenge that may make or break their status in the competition. And as the battle on stage intensifies, protégés are caught in the web of intrigue that started growing at the beginning of this week of the 2nd elimination night.   "Samantha, Joey G's protégé blurted no-holds-barred comments about Denise, Gloc 9's protégé. The "Urban Pop Gurl" from Pangasinan said that Denise should have been the one who got eliminated because she is the weakest among all contestants. This started a furious exchange of words among the singers. Rey Valera's protégé, Janina, Jay-R's protégé, Kenneth and Claire's protégé, Jensen got tangled up in this

PMPC Star Awards for TV 2011 Nominees

Here's the list of nominees for PMPC Star Awards for Television 2011: Best Children Show Art Angel (GMA 7) I Got It! (ABS-CBN 2) Kawan Ng Cordero (UNTV 37) Tropang Potchi (GMA 7) Best Children Show Host Tonipet Gaba and Roxanne Barcelo - Art Angel (GMA 7) Archie Alemania - I Got It! (ABS-CBN 2) Julian Trono, Ella Cruz, Sabrina Man, Gabriela Cruz, Bianca Umali -Tropang Potchi (GMA 7) Blanca Santiago, James Salamaca, Eric Cabobos - Kawan Ng Cordero (UNTV 37) Best Educational Program Aha! (GMA 7) Born To Be Wild (GMA 7) Matanglawin (ABS-CBN 2) Quickfire (GMA News TV) Salamat Doc (ABS-CBN 2) Best Educational Program Host Drew Arellano - Aha! (GMA 7) Kim Atienza - Matanglawin (ABS-CBN 2) Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. - Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA 7) Kiko Rustia and Doc Ferds Recio - Born To Be Wild (GMA 7) Bernadette Sembrano - Salamat Doc (ABS-CBN 2) Best Travel Show Asenso Pinoy (NBN 4) Estranghero (UNTV 37) Landmarks (Net 25) Trip Na Trip (ABS-CN 2) Weekend Getaway (GMA News

Slatter Young - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Slatter Young  (Ang Hotshot Engineer ng Cebu), a 23-year-old civil engineer, who wants to prove himself successful even without his family’s affluence. er Young Origin:Cebu City Age:24 Birthdate:1987-12-19 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:civil engineer Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:board games, hanging out, going to the gym, competitive shooting Favorite Color:white, blue, purple Favorite Food:steak Favorite Show:Family Guy, HIMYM, Community Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Bea Alonzo Favorite Singer:Jack Black, U2, bamboo, Wolfgang, The Script, Train, Tenacious D

Tin Patrimonio - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Tin Patrimonio  (The Captain’s Daughter ng QC), the 19-year-old daughter of popular basketball player Alvin Patrimonio, who’s home schooled because of her intense training in the sport Tennis and is used to interacting only with family and close friends. Patrimonio, Anna Christine Conwi Nickname:Tin Status:Current Housemate Real Name:Anna Christine Conwi Patrimonio Origin:Cainta, Rizal Age:20 Birthdate:1991-12-29 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Christian Hobbies:hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, karaoke, going to the spa and beach Favorite Color:blue, pink, red Favorite Food:desserts, sweets Favorite Show:Friends, Gossip Girl, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie Favorite Singer:Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Christian songs

Seichang Ushimi - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Seichang Ushimi  (Ang Pinoy Anime ng Japan), a 22-year-old Fil-Japanese who was raised by his Japanese grandmother and can only speak Nihonggo and English but is very enthusiastic in learning about his Filipino roots. Ushimi, Seiichi . Nickname:Seichang Real Name:Seiichi . Ushimi Origin:Tokyo, Japan Age:22 Birthdate:1989-03-16 Nationality:Filipino-Japanese Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:- Hobbies:reading books Favorite Color:pink, purple, wine red… basta cute Favorite Food:kare-kare, adobo, barbecue Favorite Show:Dragonball Z, Pinoy Big Brother, ASAP Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Sarah Geronimo, Penelope Cruz Favorite Singer:SMAP band

Pamu Pamorada - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Pamu Pamorada  (Ang Kiti-kiti Kid ng Batangas), a 19-year-old student who idolizes Vice Ganda and loves to make people laugh despite not having her parents around while growing up. Pamorada, Annielie Gerez Nickname:Pamu Real Name:Annielie Gerez Pamorada Origin:Lipa, Batangas Age:19 Birthdate:1992-01-08 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:pagtugtog at pagsayaw bago matulog, kumain at kumanta Favorite Color:white, yellow, red, green Favorite Food:sinigang Favorite Show:Kristin, Tayong Dalawa, Mula sa Puso, Rosalka, Glee, Korean telenovelas Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Anne Curtis, Dimples Romana, Kaye Abad, Maricar Reyes, Jodi Sta. Maria Favorite Singer:Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, LeeAnn Rimes, Mary J. Blige, Sarah Geronimo

Jazz Manabat - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Jazz Manabat  (Ang Sensual Siren ng QC), a 24-year-old model, whose current 5-year relationship with her boyfriend is on the rocks. Manabat, Jahziel Ruiz Nickname:Jaz Real Name:Jahziel Ruiz Manabat Origin:Quezon City Age:24 Birthdate:1987-04-09 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:watching movies, window shopping, jogging, surfing the net, chatting with friends Favorite Color:black, orange, pink Favorite Food:pasta, pancit, lumpia Favorite Show:America’s Next Top Model, Pinoy Big Brother, The Buzz Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Toni Gonzaga, Kris Aquino, Alessandra de Rossi Favorite Singer:Katy Perry, Freestyle

Divine Maithland-Smith - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Divine Maithland-Smith  (Ang Darling Dude ng Cebu), a 20-year-old Fil-British tattoo artist and sports enthusiast, who is not ashamed to say that she is a lesbian. Maitland-Smith, Divine Muego Nickname:Divine Real Name:Divine Muego Maitland-Smith Origin:Cebu City Age:20 Birthdate:1991-03-09 Nationality:Filipino-British Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:atheist; believes in a higher power Hobbies:going to the gym, hanging out with friends, drawing Favorite Color:purple Favorite Food:beef steak Favorite Show:Modern Family, Hell’s Kitchen Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Angelina Jolie Favorite Singer:Usher

Roy Gamboa - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Roy Gamboa  (Ang Sales Lakay ng Pangasinan), a 29-year-old sales man who came from a modest family of fishermen and made a name for himself using his gift of gab. Gamboa, Roy Marcelo Nickname:Roy Real Name:Roy Marcelo Gamboa Origin:Pangasinan Age:29 Birthdate:1982-01-15 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Iglesia ni Cristo Hobbies:dancing workout, videoke to the max, pasyal-pasyal Favorite Color:green Favorite Food:dinengdeng, pinakbet, gulay Favorite Show:Bottomline, PGT, late night shows with interviews, cooking and singing contests Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Angelica Panganiban, Eugene Domingo Favorite Singer:Jed Madela, Martin Nievera, Ne-Yo

Kevin Fowler - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Kevin Fowler  (Ang Dreamboy ng California), an 18-year-old student who has lived in Japan, Italy and the US because of his father’s job. He has been a victim of bullying because of his race but he stood above it as his family’s love made him tougher. Fowler, Kevin Andrew Nickname:Kevin Real Name:Kevin Andrew Fowler Origin:California, USA Age:18 Birthdate:1993-09-23 Nationality:75% Filipino, 25% American Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Christian Hobbies:working out, playing the guitar, dancing, hanging out with friends Favorite Color:blue, red, silver Favorite Food:pancit, sinigang Favorite Show:American Dad, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Anne Curtis, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone Favorite Singer:Drake, Michael Jackson, Atreyu, Black Tide, Bobby Ray, Avenged Sevenfold

Paco Evangelista - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Paco Evangelista  (Ang Hopeless Romantic ng Gensan), a 26-year-old business man, who is struggling to put his life together after his father’s death, failed relationship with his girlfriend and financial setbacks in his business happened in 2009. Evangelista, Philip Joel Lape Nickname:Paco Real Name:Philip Joel Lape Evangelista Origin:General Santos City Age:26 Birthdate:1985-07-28 Nationality:Filipino Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion:Roman Catholic Hobbies:photography, film making Favorite Color:green, blue, red, white Favorite Food:pasta Favorite Show:So You Think You Can Dance, Cedie Ang Munting Prinsipe, HIMYM, Boston Legal Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress:Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Cristine Reyes, Alessandra de Rossi, Eugene Domingo Favorite Singer:Sting, Parokya ni Edgar, Eraserheads, Wolfgang, Jon Mayer, Urbandub

Joseph Biggel - Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited

Joseph Biggel  ( Promdihirang Tisoy ng Marinduque), a 19-year-old half German, half-Filipino jack of all trades. The list of jobs he does includes being a banana farmer, a fisherman, a cow herder and a funeral parlor makeup artist. Biggel, Joseph Emil S. Nickname: Biggel Status: Current Housemate Real Name: Joseph Emil S. Biggel Origin: Marinduque Age: 19 Birthdate:1992-07-27 Nationality: Filipino-German Occupation:- Civil Status: Religion: Roman Catholic Hobbies: basketball, singing R&B and rap Favorite Color:white, black Favorite Food:saging na saba Favorite Show:Showtime, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Favorite Actor: Favorite Actress: Cristine Reyes Favorite Singer: Akon, Parokya ni Edgar

PBB Unlimited Housemates

Here are the official housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited: Jazz Manabat  (Ang Sensual Siren ng QC), a 24-year-old model, whose current 5-year relationship with her boyfriend is on the rocks. Slatter Young  (Ang Hotshot Engineer ng Cebu), a 23-year-old civil engineer, who wants to prove himself successful even without his family’s affluence. Kigoy Abarico  (Ang Bay Diskarte ng Ormoc), a 32-year-old man who has been living on the streets all his life and aims to change himself for the better inside the house. Tin Patrimonio  (The Captain’s Daughter ng QC), the 19-year-old daughter of popular basketball player Alvin Patrimonio, who’s home schooled because of her intense training in the sport Tennis and is used to interacting only with family and close friends. Roy Gamboa  (Ang Sales Lakay ng Pangasinan), a 29-year-old sales man who came from a modest family of fishermen and made a name for himself using his gift of gab. Kevin Fowler  (Ang Dreamboy ng California), an 18-year-old stud

Party Pilipinas presents "Pantasya" this Sunday

This Sunday, (October 30), the biggest gathering of the brightest stars will surely fulfil your wildest fantasies as  Party Pilipinas  presents "Pantasya."   "Primetime frontman, Dingdong Dantes takes the lead with his drumbeats as he opens up with a fantastic production number you should not miss.   " Party Pilipinas  resident belters take you to Paris with love on  VOX the Duets Edition  while Jake, Derrick, Steven, MM, MJ and Aljur serenade their way to every girls' heart as the irresistible  Keso Boys .   "Nine remaining Protégés once again step on the Party Pilipinas stage to prove that they have what it takes stay in the battle and continue to fight for that big break.   " Party Pilipinas  sexiest bevy of beauties--Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heusaff, Sarah Lahbati, Rochelle Pangilinan--together with  Ms Kapuso World  Chloe McCulley make every mans fantasy come alive with their hottest moves on the stage.  

Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer will be featured on ASAP Rocks this Sunday

ASAP Rocks  treats viewers this Sunday ( October 30 ) with a special Halloween episode titled 'Shockers Special.'   "The  ASAP Rocks  concert stage is all set for a fun-filled Halloween special featuring a must see ASAP All-Access interview with famous Asian heartthrob Mario Maurer and a grand welcome for the newest Kapamilya Paulo Avelino who will perform with Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales, Empress Schuck, and Jake Cuenca.   "Watch out for the hair-raising back-to-back collaborations of Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano with his son Paolo and his rock band Salamin and the exciting team up of Asiansation Christian Bautista and international Japanese Pop Idol Baby M.   "Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo will rule the stage with a heart stopping performance while Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP Champs, and Starpower Four show off their ultimate singing prowess. Also watch out for the production number of ASAP Supa

A love without boundaries on 'Maalaala Mo Kaya'

As part of “Maalaala Mo Kaya’s” (MMK) month-long 20th anniversary celebration, MMK puts the spotlight this Saturday (October 29) on a love story that knows no boundaries. Seasoned actress Rio Locsin will breathe life to ‘Anita,’ a woman who came from a failed relationship and falls in love with Hideo (Ya Chang), a Japanese man. Hideo, despite being Japanese is passionate about Filipino culture, particularly its language and music. His son, however, thinks of Filipino women as nothing more than gold-diggers. When Hideo’s son challenges Anita’s love for his father, Anita’s perfect love story goes downhill. How can a woman prove her love when she is up against his own husband’s son? How can a relationship transcend culture and belief? What will the cost of understanding be? Written by Maan Dimaculangan and directed by Nuel C. Naval, “Japan” episode also features Desiree del Valle and Neri Naig. Don’t miss the anniversary episodes of the longest-running, top-rating, and multi-awarded drama

Coldplay releases new album Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay's fifth studio album,  Mylo Xyloto  (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), was released in the Philippines last October 24 by Capitol Records through Polyeast Records. The album features production work by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork), Daniel Green and Rik Simpson (Jay-Z, Portishead), "enoxification" and additional composition by Brian Eno (U2, David Bowie).  Mylo Xyloto  follows 2008's  Viva La Vida , which charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.   "Mylo Xyloto now released in digital4 which is now available in stores nationwide. Half of the CDs will be packaged with the full color artwork as the cover while the other 50% will have the CD booklet flipped, showing the silver initials "M X" via a die-cut sheet placed over the color image.   "Paradise," the follow-up to Coldplay's current single, "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." Both singles are currently heating-up radio airwaves a

Jillian Ward's Daldalita captures viewers on its pilot week, based on Nielsen TV data

Daldalita,  GMA Network's newest family-oriented drama series, instantly captivated the hearts of TV audiences after garnering high numbers during its pilot week, according to data from the industry's widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.   "Based on household data recorded in Urban Luzon for October 17 to 21 (based on overnight data),  Daldalita  scored 36.5 share points, ahead of ABS-CBN's  Maria la del Barrio' s 26 points and TV5's  Aksyon 's 22 points. Urban Luzon makes up 77 percent of total television households nationwide   "For the same period in Mega Manila, it posted a household audience share of 36.8 points, higher than ABS-CBN's  Maria la del Barrio 's 23.5 points and TV5's  Aksyon 's 24.2 points. Mega Manila comprises 58 percent of total television households nationwide.   " Daldalita' s engaging storyline and likeable characters became an instant hit on the network's Afternoo

DOH Pushes for Transparency in the Pharmacy Industry

Knowing the prevailing price of your medicines and where to get them with one click will now be possible as the Department of Health (DOH) announced that it has started implementing early this month its Electronic Drug Price Monitoring System (EDPMS) which allow for greater transparency in the pharmaceutical sector by providing information on drugs and medicines for consumers nationwide.   “The EDPMS is an online system where the drug industry can electronically report their prices and/or inventory of drugs on a monthly basis to the DOH. Out of this, a Price Medicine Report (PMR) can be generated and be made available to the public,” revealed Health Assistant Secretary Paulyn Ubial.   Data from the EPDMS can likewise be used by PhilHealth in the establishment of its drug reference price index for drug reimbursement and by health institutions, both public and private, in their procurement as well as in their planning and decision making processes.   The DOH will regularly release and po

Beckham, LA Galaxy to play vs Azkals on Dec. 3

Filipino football fans will get an early Christmas gift when major league soccer team LA Galaxy visits the Philippines for a friendly game against the Philippine Azkals on December 3 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. LA Galaxy President Thomas Payne confirmed that the entire Galaxy team, led by football superstar David Beckham, will be in town to play against the Azkals. "We're looking forward to playing in front of a crowd that's in front of the action. It's gonna be a really memorable night for this community and for the sport of soccer," Payne said. The friendly game against Galaxy will be a fitting end to a year that saw a rise in football's popularity in the Philippines, thanks in part to the improvement of the Philippine Azkals. "This will end the year with a big bang," said Azkals team manager Dan Palami. "We thought the convincing win against Nepal was good enough, but here we are with an early Christmas bonus." Payne believes that the

Vice Ganda's Praybeyt Benjamin grosses 24 Million for it's first opening Day

According to reports, Vice Ganda's Praybeyt Benjamin's frist day gross reached 24 Million Pesos! In this movie Vice plays the role of Benjamin Santos whose family has a long tradition of serving in the military. In fact, the movie’s stunning opening traces the roots of the Santos’ military service, from the days of Lapu-lapu and the Katipunan, up to the current times. Conflict ensues when Lolo Benjamin which was played by Eddie Garcia finds out that his grandson (Vice) cannot continue the tradition because he is gay. But when Lolo Benjamin is captured by terrorists, the grandson enters the military and musters all his masculine strength to save his dear grandfather, and the rest of the war-torn country as well.

Top 10 Highest Rating Fantaseryes

Here are the Top Most Viewed Fantaseryes in the Philippines according to AGB Nielsen data: 1. Wansapanataym (1997, ABS-CBN) 56.4% 2. Darna (2005, GMA) 52.1% 3. Encantadia (2005, GMA) 51.7% 4. Marina (2004, ABS-CBN) 50.8% 5. Mulawin (2004, GMA) 47.3% 6. Dyesebel (2008, GMA) 44.9% 7. Captain Barbell (2006, GMA) 43.7% 8. Kamandag (2008, GMA) 43.6% 9. Sugo (2007, GMA) 43.2% 10. Joaquin Bordado (2008, GMA) 42.2%

‎2011 Golden Screen TV Awards - List of Nominees

Here are the nominees for the 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards that will be held at the Teatrino Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan on November 29, 2011. Outstanding Educational Program I Got it: Sugar (ABS-CBN 2) Sports 37 (UNTV) Tropang Potchi (GMA 7) Sabadabadong (GMA 7) AHA: Ang Lotto at si Rizal (GMA 7) KNC Show (UNTV) Batibot (TV5) Outstanding Educational Program Host Archie Alemania (I Got It: Sugar/ABS-CBN 2) Ryan Ramos (Sports 37/UNTV) Julian Trono (Tropang Potchi/GMA 7) Drew Arellano (AHA: Ang Lotto at Si Rizal/GMA 7) Outstanding Lifestyle Program Sharon@ Home:Girls Night In (Lifestyle Network) US Girls: Batangas ‘ Ala Eh’ (Studio 23) Pop Talk (GMA News TV) Metro Society: Young City Shapers (Lifestyle Network) Outstanding Lifestyle Program Host Angel Aquino (US Girls/Studio 23) Sharon Cuneta (Sharon@Home/Lifestyle Network) Tonypet Gaba (Pop Talk/GMA News TV) Mitzi Borromeo (Metro Society: Young City Shapers (Lifestyle Network) Outstanding Magazine Program Astig (TV5) I Juander: Dala