Angara calls for increased support to Pinoy scientists

TEAM PNoy senatorial candidate Edgardo “Sonny” Angara called on Wednesday for increased government funding for local scientists to keep the best people in the country and allow Filipinos to benefit from their inventions and discoveries.

“The competition for government funding is increasing but we have to give more assistance to research and invention to advance knowledge, create new jobs, and save lives,” Angara said. Read the rest of this entry

Civil society group backs Team Oca

CALLING for a change in leadership in Cagayan de Oro City, civil society group Managsilingan Ta has openly expressed its support to the candidacy of Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar “Oca” Moreno and Councilor Edgar Cabanlas as mayor and vice mayor, respectively, including the entire ‘Team Oca.’

Mitos Ortigas, Managsilingan Ta convenor, said that the city “needs a leader who could inspire, mobilize, energize and synergize its people to feel up to the challenge of development.” Continue reading “Civil society group backs Team Oca”

PCOS testing in Pasay ‘successful’

THE final testing and sealing (FTS) of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in Pasay City went smoothly, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday.

Result showed by manual count and those generated by the PCOS machines were the same, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said who personally witnessed the FTS at Gotamco Elementary School in Pasay City. Read the rest of this entry

Team PNoy ‘not affected’ by high jobless rate

MALACAÑANG downplayed Thursday the possible negative effect of high unemployment rate on the candidacies of the administration senatorial bets.

Latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted on March 19-22 showed that unemployment rate in the country rose to 25.4 percent from 24.6 percent in December last year. This was equivalent to about 11.1 million jobless Filipinos. Read the rest of this entry