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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

HAPPY PLACE IN "TROLLS"

HAPPY WORLD UNLIKE ANY AWAITS IN "TROLLS"                 From DreamWorks, creators of highly successful animation such as "Kung Fu Panda," "How To Train Your Dragon" and "Madagascar" comes "Trolls," the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year.                 "Trolls" takes the audience to a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic creatures (Trolls), with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.    "Trolls" features the voice of Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.                   Leading the

ZOMBIE UNDERSIEGE opens July 13

Trailer link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb9HxUVJRxM "ZOMBIE UNDER SIEGE" IN CINEMAS JULY 13                 Also, known as ""Navy Seals vs. Zombies," the upcomming horror action "Zombie Under Siege"   springs into full-battle action when the government loses contact with the Vice President during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   Soon, a team of battle-hardened Seals who just came back from Afghanistan is immediately sent for the rescue mission. But the team soon discovers that this is no ordinary tactical rescue: The city is under siege by hordes of fast moving, flesh eating undead.                 From Pioneer Films, "Zombie Under Siege" opens July 13 in cinemas.   Trailer link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb9HxUVJRxM  

GAVIN HOOD DIRECTS "EYE IN THE SKY"

"X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE" DIRECTOR GAVIN HOOD HELMS NEW FILM "EYE IN THE SKY"                   Acclaimed filmmaker Gavin Hood, known for his works in worldwide hits ""X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Tsotsi" and "Ender's Game" brings together Award-winning actors Helen Mirren (Oscar® and Golden Globe Award® for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen") and three-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") in the contemporary international thriller "Eye in the Sky."                   Set in the modern yet shadowy world of remotely piloted drone warfare, "Eye in the Sky" boards a top-flight ensemble cast that also includes Alan Rickman, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film deftly explores a political, legal and moral minefield in which every decision comes at a steep price.                    "Eye in the Sky" brings He

SINISTER SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN "NERVE"

SINISTER SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSED IN "NERVE"                   Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star in "Nerve," a timely edge-of-your-seat thriller and a razor-sharp examination of the seductive power of social media.                    Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, best known for their work on "Catfish" and the "Paranormal Activity" series, who have created an action-packed urban adventure that also offers keen insights into online behavior.                   Based on the popular young-adult novel by Jeanne Ryan, the game of "Nerve" introduces a pool of young thrill-seeking players who accept increasingly risky dares from anonymous watchers to win valuable rewards. As small-time pranks ramp up into dangerous, sometimes acts, fans watch the action captured live on smartphones.                   In "Nerve," when Staten Island high-school senior Vee Delmonico (played by E

SUICIDE BOMBERS TRACKED IN "EYE IN THE SKY"

DRONES TARGET SUICIDE BOMBERS IN "EYE IN THE SKY"                   Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren  stars with Emmy winner Aaron Paul in "Eye in the Sky" where Helen Mirren plays Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya.  "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul features as pilot, Steve Watts, who operates the drone from a United States Air Force base deep in the Nevada desert.                   Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." American and British military chiefs are afforded the opportunity to remotely assassinate a key terrorist target, Susan Danford (Lex King), also known as Ayesha al-Hady, an English convert and high-value al-Shabab terror suspect.                   The decision to destroy





Duterte Presidency off to an excellent start

“The mandate is clear and unequivocal: It is mandate for change, and government cannot be stopped from its promise of reforming society by getting rid of drugs, criminality and corruption.” Thus said Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in reaction to the June 24-June 27 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which shows a whopping 84% of Filipinos trust President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Andanar added, “This is a positive sign. It is very encouraging to know that people trust the President, more heartwarming for the President is the fact that the young people of this country entrust their future to his able leadership.” The President enjoys the highest “excellent” public trusting among 18-24 years old. The President’s overall net trust rating increased by 53 points from the moderate +26 taken last May. “People’s expectations are high. They have placed their and the country’s hope to the President making Mr. Duterte the People’s President.” “Everyone, from the President down to

Look Back: Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES [ June 30, 2016, Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan, Manila ] President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Guiseppe Pinto and the members of the Diplomatic Corps; incoming members of the Cabinet; fellow workers in government; my fellow countrymen. No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve. It is the people from whom democratic governments draw strength and this administration is no exception. That is why we have to listen to the murmurings of the peop

Statement on the viral media of Sen Leila de Lima with Alleged Drug Lords

The viral video showing Sen de Lima singing was actually taken during her own bday party at the DOJ quadrangle last Aug 2015. The person who was claimed to be drug lord Colangco is really Cong. Alfred Vargas, who was one of the guests. Others who attended were emcee Imelda Papin, Usec Jovy Salazar (shown at the foreground of the video), and DOJ employees. In another maliciously circulated photo in Facebook claims Senator de Lima to be singing in a bday party of a drug lord. Photo was actually taken during campaign supporter Zaldy Aquino's birthday concert in Zirkoh last December 28. This may be verified with the file videos and record of Zirkoh.

Statement of Senator Leila M. de Lima on the SC decision dismissing the plunder case versus former President Arroyo

I have yet to get hold of a copy of, and study the Supreme Court decision dismissing the plunder case of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. I understand from media reports that the High Tribunal found that there was insufficiency of evidence presented by the prosecution at the Sandiganbayan to supposedly sustain a guilty verdict. The case dismissal is unfortunate; it was handed down as it is at a time when anti-corruption efforts in the Philippines have been receiving accolades from all over the world. While we have yet to ascertain and assess the full effect of this decision, I am one hundred percent sure that this is demoralizing or disheartening to most of us, to say the least, as it delivers a huge blow to all our initiatives. I am confident that the Ombudsman will study closely this decision, with the end in view of seeking a reconsideration. In the meantime, I remain steadfast and firm in my lifelong advocacy through my legislative work and private endeavors in supp

The Philippine flag - All you need to know

HISTORY On May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The national flag was yet to be formally announced on the day of that battle. It was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898. From 1919, when the Philippine flag was once more legalized, until 1940, Flag Day was observed in October, the date the Philippine Legislature had restored the flag. From 1941 to 1964, Flag Day was commemorated on the date the national flag was unfurled in Kawit: June 12. Learn more  here . SYMBOLS IN THE PHILIPPINE FLAG Aside from the Masonic influence on the Katipunan, the design of the Philippine flag has roots in the flag family to which it belongs—that of the last group of colonies that sought independence from the Spanish Empire at the close of the 19th century, a group to which the Philippines belongs. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

REGULAR HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS FOR THE YEAR 2016 (PHILIPPINES)

The following regular holidays and special holidays for the year 2016 shall be observed in the country: A. Regular Holidays New Year’s Day 1 January (Friday) Maundy Thursday 24 March Good Friday 25 March Araw ng Kagitingan 9 April (Saturday) Labor Day 1 May (Sunday) Independence Day 12 June (Sunday) National Heroes Day 29 August (Last Monday of August) Bonifacio Day 30 November (Wednesday) Christmas Day 25 December (Sunday) Rizal Day 30 December (Friday) B. Special (Non-Working) Days Chinese New Year 8 February (Monday) EDSA People Power Revolution 25 February Black Saturday 26 March Ninoy Aquino Day 21 August (Sunday) All Saints Day 1 November (Tuesday) Additional special (non-working) days 2 January (Saturday) – 31 October (Monday) – 24 December (Saturday) – 31 December (Saturday)

Philippine Bill of Rights

ARTICLE III Bill of Rights SECTION 1. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. SECTION 2. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. SECTION 3. (1) The privacy of communication and correspondence shall be inviolable except upon lawful order of the court, or when public safety or order requires otherwise as prescribed by law. (2) Any evidence obtained in violation of this or the preceding section shall be inadmissible fo