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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

Crossroads

The greatest dillema that I faced happened at the most unexpected time of my life. I wasn’t certain about the exact place & time but I am pretty sure of the person involved. The only time I got so confused & really didn’t know what to do. This is my story. I met her at the campus, we were sophomores then, she was my classmate but few months had passed & still we haven’t talked, maybe we were both shy then. I’ve known her through my friend who was also happened to be her friend & then we got along. Our time spent together was not that long but I must say I got to know her better. We got along just fine & became closer & closer as days went by. I'm just realizing it by now & it amazes me the most to reminisce about the moments we spent together. Time after time, day by day, we get closer & closer. I may say that I invested my full trust in her & in everything that she could do. & I told myself that I would do the best I could to protec

Ilang beses ako nakaramdam ng pagod pero kahit kelan di ko naisipan sumuko.

Nakaramdam din ako ng pagod, naramdaman ko din ang magsawa, pati ang sobrang sakit na binigay mo naramdaman ko pero kahit kailan hindi ko inisip na sukuan ka.

Sleep just isn't sleep anymore, it's an escape 😞

  Pagtulog na lang ang natitirang paraan ko para makatakas sa lungkot at sakit. Tulog na lang ang nagiging sandalan ko para makalimot pansamantala. Gusto ko na sanang dumating ang panahon na hindi na pagtakas ang dahilan ko kung bakit ako natutulog. 😞

Choua Yang, Hmong Refugee and Educator, Dies at 53

By BY STEPHEN KURCZY from NYT Obituaries https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/obituaries/choua-yang-dead-coronavirus.html?partner=IFTTT

The morning

By Unknown Author from NYT Briefing https://static01.nyt.com/slideshow/2020/10/29/briefing/the-morning.html?partner=IFTTT

The Voting Suppression Tipping Point

By BY SPENCER BOKAT-LINDELL from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/opinion/voter-suppression-election.html?partner=IFTTT

First a Sweet 16 party, now a wedding and a birthday: Long Island has more superspreading events.

By BY ED SHANAHAN from NYT World https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/28/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/first-a-sweet-16-party-now-a-wedding-and-a-birthday-long-island-has-more-superspreading-events?partner=IFTTT

Trump’s Closing Argument on Virus Clashes With Science, and Voters’ Lives

By BY ALEXANDER BURNS from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html?partner=IFTTT

Virtual conference acquaints MSMEs with DTI SSF

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) -- Around 100 Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the processed food sector from the different municipalities in the province of Iloilo participated in the recent Virtual Conference on Food Packaging and Equipment Solutions conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The activity acquainted MSMEs with the services available at the DTI Shared Service Facilities (SSF) in Iloilo which include prototyping, food processing machines and equipment, packaging and labelling. “DTI 6 encouraged them to invest in these services at a minimal cost to pave the way for innovation in their business operations and improvement in productivity and competitiveness”, said Assistant Secretary Jonji Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas in a report during the Laging Handa Network Briefing on Tuesday. The shared service facilities cooperators that participated in the activity were the Iloilo Science and Technology University (

Samar aims for Seal of Good Local Governance 2020 Award

CATBALOGAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) -- The Provincial Government of Samar has been serious in its aim to achieve the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2020 Award as disclosed by Governor Reynolds Michael Tan. During the October 26 Flag Ceremony, Governor Tan announced that the skeletal workforce arrangement of the provincial offices will no longer be extended in November. Tan likewise encouraged the employees to work harder and help each other in their efforts to achieve the SGLG Award. “The Province of Samar was the only Province in Region 8 and among the few provinces in the Philippines to have received the award,” the Tan shared. “This award gave pride and dignity to Samarnons. It also helped the province get more projects from the national government that are beneficial to the community,” Tan said, adding that it has entitled permanent employees of the province to get P5,000 Performance-Based Bonus. To recall, the Province of Samar was one of the 17 Seal of Good Local Governance

Aklanon News: Gobyerno maga bakae eon it bakuna kontra COVID-19 - Duterte

KALIBO, Aklan, Oktubre 29 (PIA) - - - Nag hambae si Pangueong Rodrigo Duterte nga mas gusto nana nga gobyerno sa gobyerno ro transaksyon eabi eon gid sa China ro pag bakae it bakuna kontra sa COVID-19 agud malikawan ro korapsyon. Gin hambae nana pinaagi sa telebisyon nga  ro mga Chinese hay naka obra eon it bakuna kontra sa virus ag ro kinahangean lang hay kon paano mag bakae ag mag panupod. Suno pa sa Presidente, ro gobyerno sa gobyerno nga transaksyon hay mas mayad nga pamaagi kaysa mag agi pa sa mga pribadong pharmaceutical nga kumpanya, para maeayo sa posibilidad nga anomaliya. Naghambae pa gid ro Pangueo nga ro Chinese Ambassador sa Pilipinas nga si Huang Xilian hay nagsugid kana nga may bakuna eon. Ro mga Intsik nga naga obra it bakuna hay nag entra  eon sa pauna-una kaibahan ro iba pang mga nasyon sa pag obra it bakuna kontra COVID-19. Abo eon ro mga posibleng bakuna nga kung siin naga paidaeom makaron sa human trials sa bilo nga kalibutan. Ro mga naga panguna nga

BJMP-Catbalogan highlights safety in 2020 National Correctional Consciousness Week 

CATBALOGAN CITY, Oct. 27 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in this city has focused on promoting safety against COVID-19, for this year’s celebration of the National Correctional Consciousness Week (NACOCOW). During the October 21 Huruhimangraw ha PIA radio program, Jail Inspector Benedicto Ramirez Jr. of the BJMP - Catbalogan City said they have been preparing for the activities relative to the celebration of NACOCOW. “The celebration primarily aims to raise the level of awareness of the community on the plight of our Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs),” the Warden shared. “It is also a way to remind everyone that we have a social responsibility towards PDLs. One of the goals of NACOCOW is to erase the stigma towards PDLs, thereby promoting acceptance in preparation for their reintegration to the community, and likewise remind them that they are innocent until proven guilty, ” JInsp. Ramirez added. This year however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the burea

Treñas: Iloilo City continues to attract investments amid COVID

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) --- Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said he is thankful that Iloilo City remains an attractive investment destination despite the pandemic due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a press conference, Treñas said he is looking forward to the employment opportunities that global technology support firm, Asurion, will bring to this metropolis. “I have always thought that the city government should always do its best to attract investments so that we could provide employment for our graduates,” he said. With Asurion set to expand operations in Iloilo City and responding to the growing consumer demand on technical support for phones and smart home devices, some 1,200 jobs will be available for the Ilonggos. Gareth Boulton, Asurion director of care operations in the Philippines, said they have been searching for a new site after deciding to expand from their current base in Luzon, since last year. “It is very important that if we have a big organizati

DA6 urges hog raisers to protect local industry vs. ASF

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas encouraged hog raisers in the region to be more aggressive in protecting the local industry against the African swine fever (ASF) disease. In a media release, Dr. Jonic F. Natividad, DA Regulatory Division Chief, said that hog raisers can protect the local industry here by employing improved bio-security measures and becoming more vigilant of online sellers offering cheap meat products including ham, sausages, and tocino. “Every local government unit in the region shall identify, support, and protect all pig farms from the backyard to commercial scale in their areas against ASF,” he said. Natividad also said that the public should report any suspected animal mortality in their respective areas. Meanwhile, based on the latest National Movement and Zoning Plan for ASF issued by the Bureau of Animal Industry, Region 6 remains free from ASF. Western Visayas is also considered as one of the leading expor

AFP recognizes designers, builders of emergency quarantine facilities

  Inside the emergency quarantine facility (EQF) in Marikina City. (File photo)  PASIG CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recognized the designers and builders of emergency quarantine facilities in the AFP.  AFP chief of staff General Gilbert Gapay on Wednesday presented a plaque of appreciation to Architect William Tan Ti Jr., Principal Architect of WTA Architecture and Design Studio at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.  The AFP chief expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Architect Ti for his efforts and initiating a partnership with the AFP. Architect Ti’s efforts exemplified the Bayanihan Spirit and the positive outcome of public-private partnerships, especially during this trying time in the country. “ As we continue to fight the effects of this pandemic that has disrupted and changed our lives, the AFP shall be eternally grateful and honored for the opportunity to be in close cooperation and collaboration with organizations and i

‘Perception Hacks’ and Other Potential Threats to the Election

By BY DAVID E. SANGER AND NICOLE PERLROTH from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/politics/2020-election-hacking.html?partner=IFTTT

M.L.B. says the Dodgers’ Justin Turner insisted on celebrating with teammates despite his positive coronavirus test.

By BY JAMES WAGNER, GILLIAN R. BRASSIL AND DAVID WALDSTEIN from NYT World https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/28/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/mlb-says-the-dodgers-justin-turner-insisted-on-celebrating-with-teammates-despite-his-positive-coronavirus-test?partner=IFTTT

$300 Million Telemarketing Scheme Preyed on Older People, U.S. Says

By BY CONCEPCIÓN DE LEÓN from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/telemarketing-scheme-elderly-people.html?partner=IFTTT

A Privacy Measure That’s Hard to Like

By BY GREG BENSINGER from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/opinion/california-prop-24-privacy.html?partner=IFTTT

Libreng bisekleta mula sa DOLE, ipinamahagi sa mga benepisyaryo ng Marikina

Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro. (File photo) PASIG, Okt. 29 (PIA) – Pinangunahan ni Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro ang pamamahagi ng mga bisikletang panghanapbuhay sa pamamagitan ng ‘Freebis’ mula sa Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Ayon sa pamahalaang lungsod, sa ilalim ng naturang programa, ang mga ang mga benepisaryo ay makatatanggap ng bisikleta, helmet, cellular phone na may kasamang sim card at load, insulated bag, rain coat, reflectorized vest, at iba pa. Samantala, hinikayat naman ni Mayor Marcy ang mga benepisaryo na ingatan at gamitin nang mabuti ang mga inihandog na gamit sa paghahanapbuhay. Ang proyektong ‘Freebis’ o Free Bisikleta ay naglalayong makapagbigay ng livelihood opportunities sa mga manggagawa na lubos na naapektuhan ng pandemya. (Marikina PIO/PIA-NCR) source https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1057336

Take This Trump Election Day Quiz Before It’s Too Late

By BY GAIL COLLINS from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/28/opinion/election-quiz.html?partner=IFTTT

Who Is Miles Taylor?

By BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/politics/anonymous-miles-taylor.html?partner=IFTTT

Court Rejects Appeal of Guantánamo Convict Who Rejoined Al Qaeda

By BY CAROL ROSENBERG from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/politics/guantanamo-detainee-appeal.html?partner=IFTTT

The Morning

By Unknown Author from NYT Briefing https://static01.nyt.com/slideshow/2020/10/28/briefing/the-morning.html?partner=IFTTT

Voting in a pandemic tests the boundaries of mask orders.

By BY NEIL VIGDOR from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/28/us/trump-biden-election/voting-in-a-pandemic-tests-the-boundaries-of-mask-orders?partner=IFTTT

Into the Unknown

By BY LISA LERER from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/us/politics/election-unknown-factors.html?partner=IFTTT

At his second Arizona rally, Trump boasts of his re-election prospects and seeks to discredit Miles Taylor.

By BY ANNIE KARNI from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/28/us/trump-biden-election/at-his-second-arizona-rally-trump-boasts-of-his-re-election-prospects-and-seeks-to-discredit-miles-taylor?partner=IFTTT

Duterte: Corruption must be stopped!

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte gave a stern warning to all government officials and personnel saying he intends to eradicate corruption in government offices in the last years of his administration. “This country continues to be plagued with corruption. I have made a pledge to the people of the Philippines and part of it is to protect the government's interest. I will concentrate the remaining last years of my term fighting corruption dahil lalong lumalakas pa ito,” Duterte said in a taped speech on Tuesday. The President added that they will come up with a very strong stand against corruption, and its eradication will be a part of it. He also said that a probe on corruption in PhilHealth will continue even though many of its officials and personnel have resigned and some were removed from the office. “Resignation will not erase their guilt. For all intent and purposes, you are still a part of the government and you are not allowed to resign. But resi

Scholarships await for Novo Vizcayanos pursuing techvoch courses

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 27 (PIA) - Scholarsips await Novo Vizcayanos here who are interested to pursue technical courses for employment. Vice Governor Jose Tomas,Sr. said a P4 million-worth of scholarship grants have been poured in by Senator Sonny Angara to the province recently. "The initial P2 million scholarship grant fund was already downloaded to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Cagayan Valley and now ready for implementation," he said. Tomas said the scholarship grants cover the following technical courses: Animal Production (swine) with National Certification (NC) II, Automotive Servicing with NC I and Electrical Installation Management with NC II. "We are very grateful for this grant because it will help our fellow Novo Vizcayanos especially the poor who are suffering from this pandemic," he added.# (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya0   source https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1057214

BFAR exceeds tilapia production for 2020

CORTES, Bohol, Oct. 28 (PIA) -- As early as the third quarter of 2020, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Bohol Provincial Fisheries Office reported a million more production of tilapia fingerlings over its target for the year. Provincial Fisheries Officer Candido Samijon said this is despite the fact that most government agencies extending services to communities have reported reduced accomplishment due to the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "The pandemic did not stop us from implementing projects especially those that contribute to the fishery industry, considering that food security has to be assured while people are staying in their homes," Samijon said during the Kapihan sa PIA. Samijon came to the Kapihan along with team members and aqua-technicians Mark Anthony Milana and Ana Liza Casquejo.  MAKING THINGS POSSIBLE FOR UPLAND TILAPIA. BFAR is also looking for places like dams and impounding systems including cree

President Trump is in Omaha tonight. Here’s why.

By BY DIONNE SEARCEY from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/us/trump-biden-election/president-trump-is-in-omaha-tonight-heres-why?partner=IFTTT

Michigan’s ban on the open carrying of firearms at polling locations is blocked by a judge.

By BY NEIL VIGDOR from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/us/trump-biden-election/michigans-ban-on-the-open-carrying-of-firearms-at-polling-locations-is-blocked-by-a-judge?partner=IFTTT

A third of mail-in ballots in the Fort Worth area were temporarily rejected because of a printing error.

By BY DAVID MONTGOMERY from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/us/trump-biden-election/a-third-of-mail-in-ballots-in-the-fort-worth-area-were-temporarily-rejected-because-of-a-printing-error?partner=IFTTT

Patience. The polling is coming.

By BY NATE COHN from NYT The Upshot https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/presidential-polls-trump-biden/patience-the-polling-is-coming?partner=IFTTT

First Inning: Another game, another Randy Arozarena homer.

By BY JAMES WAGNER from NYT Sports https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/sports/dodgers-rays/first-inning-another-game-another-randy-arozarena-homer?partner=IFTTT

When My President Sang ‘Amazing Grace’

By BY THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/opinion/trump-obama-2020.html?partner=IFTTT

The Dodgers are confident, thanks to a talented team and a closed roof.

By BY JAMES WAGNER from NYT Sports https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/sports/dodgers-rays/the-dodgers-are-confident-thanks-to-a-talented-team-and-a-closed-roof?partner=IFTTT

Californians, Vote Yes on Prop 16

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/opinion/california-prop-16-affirmative-action.html?partner=IFTTT

Justice Barrett Rises to Top of Increasingly Conservative Judiciary

By BY ALISHA HARIDASANI GUPTA from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/justice-barrett-conservative-supreme-court.html?partner=IFTTT

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

By BY JONATHAN WOLFE from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/coronavirus-today.html?partner=IFTTT

Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 46 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients

By BY GIULIA MCDONNELL NIETO DEL RIO, SIMON ROMERO AND MIKE BAKER from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/coronavirus-hospitals-capacity.html?partner=IFTTT

After a low-key off day, the Rays say they’re staying relaxed.

By BY JAMES WAGNER from NYT Sports https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/sports/dodgers-rays/after-a-low-key-off-day-the-rays-say-theyre-staying-relaxed?partner=IFTTT

The Morning

By Unknown Author from NYT Briefing https://static01.nyt.com/slideshow/2020/10/27/briefing/the-morning.html?partner=IFTTT

I Approve This Message. Now, Remember Your Secrecy Envelope.

By BY NICK CORASANITI from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/politics/get-out-the-vote-ads.html?partner=IFTTT

How Mitch McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Rapid Confirmation

By BY CARL HULSE from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/mcconnell-barrett-confirmation.html?partner=IFTTT

Biden Invokes F.D.R. to Reach Across Partisan Divide in Georgia

By BY JONATHAN MARTIN AND KATIE GLUECK from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/politics/joe-biden-georgia-polls.html?partner=IFTTT

The Dodgers are looking to overcome some bitter World Series history.

By BY JAMES WAGNER from NYT Sports https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/27/sports/dodgers-rays/the-dodgers-are-looking-to-overcome-some-bitter-world-series-history?partner=IFTTT

The Anxious Person’s Guide to the 2020 Election

By BY MATT FLEGENHEIMER, GABRIEL GIANORDOLI, DENISE LU AND EDEN WEINGART from NYT U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/27/us/elections/election-2020-questions.html?partner=IFTTT

Xanthippe: Palabra del día: October 28, 2020

Xanthippe , n : (literary, derogatory) An ill-tempered woman. Today is Ohi Day (Anniversary of the “No”) in Greece, which marks the rejection by Ioannis Metaxas of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum in 1940 during World War II to allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory.

Still no post-debate polling swings, and time is running out.

By BY NATE COHN from NYT The Upshot https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/presidential-polls-trump-biden/still-no-post-debate-polling-swings-and-time-is-running-out?partner=IFTTT

For a Cheese Lover, Two New Books

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT from NYT Food https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/dining/cheese-books.html?partner=IFTTT

This Chile Crisp Has a Momofuku Pedigree

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT from NYT Food https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/dining/chili-crunch-momofuku.html?partner=IFTTT

A West Coast Kouign-Amann

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT from NYT Food https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/dining/manresa-bakery-kouign-amann.html?partner=IFTTT

Culinary Historians Turn to Zoom

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT from NYT Food https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/dining/culinary-historians-ny-ben-katchor.html?partner=IFTTT

An Around the World Kind of Rum

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT from NYT Food https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/dining/plantation-rum-isle-of-fiji.html?partner=IFTTT

The Republican Party’s Supreme Court

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD from NYT Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html?partner=IFTTT

La jueza Amy Coney Barrett es confirmada a la Corte Suprema: ¿cuál es su historial?

By BY ADAM LIPTAK from NYT en Español https://www.nytimes.com/es/2020/10/26/espanol/estados-unidos/amy-barrett.html?partner=IFTTT