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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

Black Saturday April 7, 2012 Holiday Philippines

President Noynoy Aquino has declared April 7, 2012 a non-working day holiday. “Our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest,” he said. April 9 (Monday) is also a holiday in observance of Araw ng Kagitingan.

Metrobank Holy Week Banking Hours (Schedule)

Here is Philippine bank Metrobank’s schedule for the Holy Week 2012 and Araw ng Kagitingan: Branches that will be opened during the Holy Week (April 5 & 7, 2012) and Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9, 2012) I.  April 05, 2012 (Thursday)   Branch Name Banking Hour 1 La Union – Main 9:00AM – 2:00PM 2 Santiago – Main 9:00AM – 3:00PM 3 San Jose, Nueva Ecija 9:00AM – 12:00NN 4 Angeles – Fields Avenue 9:00AM – 12:00NN 5 Batangas – Main 9:00AM – 1:00PM 6 Batangas – Calicanto 9:00AM – 12:00NN 7 Tacloban – P. Burgos 9:00AM – 12:00NN 8 Borongan – Samar 9:00AM – 1:00PM   II.  April 07, 2012 (Saturday)               Branch Name Banking Hour 1 Tarlac – F. Tanedo 9:00AM – 12:00NN 2. Laoag – Rizal 1:00PM – 4:00PM 3. Vigan – Main 1:00PM – 4:00PM 4. Cabanatuan – Main 12:00NN – 3:00PM 5. Angeles – Main 1:00PM – 4:00PM 6. San Pablo – Main 1:00PM – 4:00PM 7. Sta. Cruz – Laguna 1:00PM – 4:00PM 8. San Pedro Shopwise – Pacita 1:00PM – 4:00PM 9. Legaspi – Mabini 12:00NN – 3

BPI Holy Week Banking Hours (Schedule)

Bank of the Philippine Islands is geared up to service the requirements of our clients for the coming Holy Week. Our contingency plan is already in place and includes ATM teams on call to service the cash needs of our customers. We expect heavy withdrawals during this time so we encourage our clients to plan their cash requirements early enough to avoid the rush. We are also reminding ATM users to always be on alert and take note of the Security / PAALALA / Safety reminders when using the ATM: Check the ATM area before using it. If anything or anyone appears suspicious, leave at once. Do not use an ATM that appears to have tampered card or cash slots. If you withdraw in the evening, do use an ATM in a well-lighted place. Never accept any help from a stranger or good samaritan. Get your card, cash and receipt at once. Do not count your money at the ATM in front of other people. Call your bank if you need assistance. BPI and BPI Family branches and Express Banking Centers in malls will b

Rediscover Baguio...

     GROCERIES - from basic necessities to luxury treats. - VICTORIA'S SUPERMART along Mabini for those coming down General Luna Rd. - NOVO along General Luna Rd. - SUNSHINE SUPERMART along Abanao Rd. - the grocery at the basement of Abanao Square - good ol' TIONG SAN Groceries - one along Magsaysay and Harrison - HOLIDAY SUPERMART along Bokawkan - 456 Grocery at the basement of Baguio Center Mall - Grocery at the basement of Porta Vaga - Benguet Supermart, Basement of Prime Hotel along Session Rd. - Puregold at Naguilian Road (what used to be CSI at the basement of Coyeesan) * For imported groceries, the fancy and not-so-basic needs - the Commisary at CJH - the not-so "Black Market" at the dry goods section of the Market (not-so back alleys between pasalubong/fruit/vegetable stalls in the now renovated old market section) and they still do MONEY EXCHANGE THERE, too! - Mother Earth - 2nd Floor, Midland Building Kisad Rd. There are some other smaller ones all around th

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Pro-Environment Baguio Councilors

This page contains the names of Baguio City councilors who did NOT sign and endorse SM's expansion plans which will kil l 182 trees at Luneta Hill. First is Hon Richard Carino who fought hard to save the trees, then Edison Bilog, Phylian Weygan-Allan, Isabelo Cosalan, Peter Fianza and Karminn Dinney Cheryl Yangot. Remember them. VOTE FOR THEM next year. They care for Baguio and its environment. This page will continue to educate the citizenry on environmental concerns and will seek ideas from members and from the said honorable councilors how to make Baguio a greener, safer and cleaner city. Pro-Environment Baguio Councilours

CORPORATIONS BUYING EARTH, KILLING THE PLANET

Two hundred twenty seven million hectares of land in developing countries -- an area the size of Western Europe--has been sold or leased to multinational investors since 2001. The bulk of these land acquisitions have taken place over the past two years. Think about this. The Philippines is not exempted. Think about SM. If these trend continues, the entire planet would be sold to international investors within the next two decades. No one can foresee the implications of this but they wil be far-reaching. In African and sub continental India, large tracts of land are being bought. In many instances, local governments or governments are the ones selling the land (Does it remind you of the SM deal?) And in Asia, traditional homelands are being sold to companies who now are in power in food, biofuel, real estate and rest and recreation facilities. Whatever the shape of the transactions they all show one major development:land has become currency in the hands of politicians, investors and sp

Why trees in Baguio matter

Woods, and the trees are essential to life. In the city, they provide oxygen, clean smog particulates, absorb CO2, raise water level, prevent water runoff and erosion and ensure genetic continuity. They have a myriad of different benefits for both wildlife and people. They play host to a s pectacular variety of wildlife, provide us with raw materials and shelter, inspire our imaginations and our creativity. The almost magical, mystical quality of woods makes them a great place for relaxation and recreation. A walk in the woods can give anyone a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Most of us have fond childhood memories of playing on or around trees. A world without trees and woods would be barren and bare. We don't want trees to be cut or removed. The Baguio Woodland Trust will hard hard for this. Baguio Woodland Trust

Boycott SM everywhere

Until they stop their expansion project that will result in the death of 182 trees on Luneta Hill, Baguio City, until they start improving the working conditions of their employees, until they moderate their greed - BOYCOTT SM AND ITS AFFILIATES! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-SM-everywhere/262645067159866

Slater Young - Pinoy Big Brother Big Winner

Here are the results or the winners of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Unlimited: Slater Young  – Big Winner  (garnered 40.02% of the total text votes) Pamu Pamorada  – 2nd Big Placer (garnered 21.49% of the total text votes) Joseph Biggel  – 3rd Big Placer (garnered 21.39%) Paco Evangelista  – 4th Big Placer (garnered 17.10%)