PDEA to hire more personnel to boost anti-drug campaign

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has opened its doors for those who want to serve as front liners in the war against illegal drugs through providing employment opportunities.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said the PDEA Academy gears up anew for the recruitment and selection of successful applicants that will comprise the Drug Enforcement Officer Basic Course (DEOBC) Class 2017-11 who will then be hired as drug enforcement officers (DEOs).

Lapeña added that DEOs have an entry level position of Intelligence Officer 1 (IO1), a permanent item with Salary Grade 11.

“Chosen applicants will have an opportunity to...

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President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks to one of the attendees of the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. (Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo)President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks to one of the attendees of the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. (Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday stressed anew his promise to the Filipinos that he would secure lasting peace in Mindanao.

“To our brothers and sisters who have been affected by the violence and conflict in Mindanao, I assure you that the government is committed to securing just and lasting peace in the island,” President Duterte said in his speech before an audience of Muslim Filipinos as he graced the Eid’l Fitr celebration held at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace. 

The Chief Executive said the military and police remain hard at work to ending the crisis with dispatch,...

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DTI proposes new sampling guidelines for steel products

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The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has proposed a memorandum circular amending the implementing guidelines for the mandatory certification of steel products covered by Philippine National Standards (PNS) 49:2002, PNS 211:2002, and PNS 657:2008.

The draft memorandum circular (MC) specifies that the sampling size requirements are according to the Internal Organization for Standardization (ISO) International Standard (IS) 2859-1:1999 (Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes – Part 1 Sampling Schemes Indexed by Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection).

Under the MC, the sampling size shall only be determined once the sampling lot size and general...

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DTI charges 127 service and repair shops for operating without permit

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The Department of Trade and Industry’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) formally charged 127 service and repair shops in the National Capital Region for operating without the required permit.

The DTI- FTEB reported that for the first quarter of 2017, they monitored 219 service and repair shops in the NCR.

DTI-FTEB Officer-in-Charge Ferdinand L. Manfoste explains, “From the 219 firms that the teams monitored, the DTI-FTEB issued the Notice of Violation (NOV) to 144 firms that were found violating the Presidential Decree (PD) 1572 – Empowering The Secretary Of Trade To Regulate And Control The Operation Of Service And Repair...

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