• 09 October 2015
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 9 -- The peace negotiating panels of the Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have called on lawmakers to prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) when Congress resumes by November.  “We realized that two important matters have taken the front seat at this time: number one is the budget which is also a very important annual bill that has to be passed before the end of the year. Number two is the filing of candidacies. But we see no reason why come November, when Congress returns for its next session from November 3 to December 16, the BBL can’t be prioritized by our Congress,”‎ government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said in a press conference at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Ferrer was joined by MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal, Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL vice chair Rep. Bai Sandra Sema of Maguindanao and Cotabato City 1st District, Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL member Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman of Anak Mindanao partylist, and Dr. Jasmin Galace, executive director of the Center for Peace Education in Miriam College and national coordinator of the Women Engaged in Action ...Read more

Student employment program to undergo evaluation

 CENTRAL  09 October 2015
 MANILA, Oct. 9 -- To further strengthen the Special Employment of Students (SPES), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has partnered with a US-based research institution and with an international grant-making non-government organization (NGO) to conduct an impact evaluation of the SPE ...Read more

APEC Business Advisory Council calls for more women participation in transport sector

 CENTRAL  09 October 2015
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Oct. 9 -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is urging the transport sector to promote women’s rights and equal rights regardless of gender, the woman behind Magsaysay Maritime Inc., the largest manning company in the country, has s ...Read more