Congress OKs Anti-Age Discrimination Act

The House Bill No. 6418 or the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act is said to provide employment opportunities for deprived older workers and discriminated young graduates that is judged based on their age.

According to Senator Pia Cayetano this bill will allow equal opportunities for all and provide better employment rate for the country.


Bank profits slip down for 2015

Income of big banks decreased by more than one percent last year due to lower foreign exchange profits and higher expenses amid competition in the banking industry.

In a preliminary data of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), it showed profits of universal and commercial banks has reached P120.27 billion last year or P1.39 billion lower compared to the P121.66 billion recorded in 2014.

The interest income of the banks reserved a double-digit 10.3 percent growth to P367.28 billion last year from P332.93 billion in 2014 while interest expense increased 17.5 percent to P83.22 billion from P70.83 billion.


Comelec: PMM waives power over Señeres substitution

The Commission on Elections allowed Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka (PMM) to take charge of the position substitution for the late presidential candidate and former ambassador Roy Señeres Sr. to resolve the issue between the Señeres family and the party list.

According to Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, the commission was forced to include the late Señeres Sr.’s name in the ballot printing due to late resolution for substitute candidate.


32 arrested in CALABARZON raids

Thirty-two persons were arrested while three minors were rescued in raids in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon on the weekend.

According to Senior Superintendent Joel Pernito, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group regional director, the raids were part of a one time large-scale operation under the Oplan Lambat-Sibat, an anti-crime measure which the Philippine National Police said proved effective in Metro Manila.

The arrested persons, who are engaged in contract killings and illegal drug activities, were members of the Armiendo, Quilingan and Peña criminal groups, says Pernito.

Two were nabbed in Cavite, eight in Quezon and 22 in Laguna including eight in Biñan, five in Bay, and three each in Cabuyao, Calamba, and Los Baños.

Conducted since Feb. 8, the raids were based on 44 warrants for violation of drug laws and illegal possession of firearms.

Twenty-two firearms, ammunition, P9,800 in cash and at least 150 grams of illegal drugs with an estimated street value of P480,00 were seized by police.

Social welfare officers were in-charged with the minors.


49 dead in Mexico prison riot

A riot erupted in a prison at Mexico where inmates attacked one another with the use of hammers, rods, and self-made knives.

Nueve Leon State Governor confirmed that 60 hammers, 86 rods, and 120 self-made knives were used in the said brawl at Topo Chico Prison in Monterrey. Meanwhile, 49 were confirmed dead while more than a dozen of prisoners were injured.


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