DOLE: Workers get holiday pay on Chinese New Year

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that workers will receive holiday pay if they decided to work on Chinese New Year.

The DOLE has issued pay rules for the Chinese New Year to guide employers in giving their workers proper wages and benefit, as per Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. Chinese New Year, which is a non-working holiday is happening on February 8.


Comelec exempts lawmakers from Gun Ban policy

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has exempted incumbent lawmakers who are running for posts this coming election from the Gun Ban Policy.

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. assured that the government, particularly Philippine National Police (PNP), that they will respond on the command of poll body in implementing the said policy.


Abbu Sayaf plans launch bomb series

The Military in Sulu underwent to high alert status after the discovery of the plan of Abbu Sayyaf of a launch series of bombings in Jolo, the capital province.

According to brigadier general Alan Arrojado, commander of joint task group Sulu to the succession of bombing conduct of Namil Ahajari , alyas “Gapas”, active member of Abu Sayyaf under by Commander Radulan Sahiron , the top leader in the province of Abu Sayyaf . Arrojado said that the purpose of series of bombings change the focus of current military troop conducting military operations against the group of the mountains of Radulan Patikul and Talipao.


France and Belgian Government agreed to strengthen Counter-Terror Cooperation

Last Monday, February 1, 2016, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel in lieu of the Counter-Terror cooperation, according to their statement the interior and justice ministers, along with representatives of the military, police and intelligence services of both countries started to talk and agree on the strengthening of their military and security of their nation and this will only be achieved through uniting their values for the sake of their beloved land.

A French official said the two countries were keen to boost intelligence-sharing, with the governments announcing that the French justice ministry would send a liaison official to Belgium on important cases.



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