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Comelec budget next year slashed

Rank-and-file employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) pushing for a substantial increase in their salaries called yesterday for the restoration of the P215.5 million slashed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the poll body’s proposed budget for 2012.

Manila, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III cautiously welcomed yesterday a landmark ruling by a Hong Kong court allowing a Filipina domestic helper to apply for permanent residency in the city. The President stated that he has no qualms about efforts to improve the welfare of Filipinos but would still review the implications of […]

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