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Legislated pay hike nixed Palace gives wage boards free hand to decide By MADEL R. SABATER April 22, 2011, 7:13pm

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Legislated pay hike nixed

Palace gives wage boards free hand to decide
By MADEL R. SABATER
April 22, 2011, 7:13pm
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang remains firm on its stand opposing a legislated wage hike amid the hike in fuel prices, saying that the matter should be left to the wage boards to decide.

“The government does not support a legislated wage hike,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said following calls from the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) to certify as urgent the P125 proposed wage hike.

“We support and prefer the mechanism by way of wage boards because they are in the best position to determine the working conditions, the economic conditions of those particular regions,” he added..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315260/legislated-pay-hike-nixed

28 nailed to crosses in Pampanga, Bulacan By FRANCO G. REGALA and FREDDIE C. VELEZ April 22, 2011, 6:21pm

28 nailed to crosses in Pampanga, Bulacan

By FRANCO G. REGALA and FREDDIE C. VELEZ
April 22, 2011, 6:21pm
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 28 penitents – 22 in Pampanga and six in Bulacan – were nailed to crosses on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the annual macabre re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a practice frowned upon by the Roman Catholic Church.

In Barangay San Pedro Cutud in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 10 penitents were nailed to wooden crosses on a man-made “Golgotha.”

Seven other penitents were nailed to crosses in Barangay San Juan and another five in Barangay Santa Lucia.

In Barangay Kapitangan, Paombong, Bulacan, six other penitents, including a woman, were also crucified..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315252/28-nailed-crosses-pampanga-bulacan

Street 'Senakulo' stays alive in Mandaluyong By CARLO S. SUERTE FELIPE April 22, 2011, 2:28pm

Street 'Senakulo' stays alive in Mandaluyong

By CARLO S. SUERTE FELIPE
April 22, 2011, 2:28pm
MANILA, Philippines — After ten years of playing Jesus Christ in the “Senakulo sa Lansangan” (Senakulo on the Street), 27-year-old JR Galvez shows no signs of quitting the role, vowing to continue what he started with the group “Dulaang Matiaga.”

Since his participation in 1998, when he was a high school student, he has played numerous roles in the annual senakulo.

Unlike other senakulo characters who inherited the acting tradition from their parents or community elders, it was Galvez himself who sought a part in the production..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315204/street-senakulo-stays-alive-mandaluyong

Thousands flood Antipolo for ‘Alay Lakad’ tradition By NEL B. ANDRADE April 22, 2011, 3:00pm

Thousands flood Antipolo for ‘Alay Lakad’ tradition

By NEL B. ANDRADE
April 22, 2011, 3:00pm
 
 RIZAL PROVINCE,Philippines — The traditional “Alay Lakad” of pilgrims and penitents to Antipolo City’s cathedral housing the centuries old statue of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage literally became “Alay Kalat” as thousands of trash littered the highway yesterday..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315215/thousands-flood-antipolo-alay-lakad-tradition

Landslide buries 40 in Compostela Valley April 22, 2011, 6:51pm

Landslide buries 40 in Compostela Valley

April 22, 2011, 6:51pm
MANILA (AP) – Philippine officials say a landslide in a remote gold-mining community in the south has killed one person and left 40 others missing.

Mayor Celso Sarenas says dozens of soldiers, policemen and miners are scrambling to dig out those feared buried in the landslide that struck the mountain village of Pantukan in Compostela Valley.... MORE


SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315256/landslide-buries-40-compostela-valley

Unioil offers Holy Week price discounts By MYRNA M. VELASCO April 22, 2011, 2:01pm

Unioil offers Holy Week price discounts

By MYRNA M. VELASCO
April 22, 2011, 2:01pm
MANILA, Philippines – While the other oil companies seesawed on price adjustments this week, independent player Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. went on with its own marketing strategy by offering price discounts over the Holy Week duration.

In a statement, the company noted that for every P1,000 petroleum product purchases at its participating stations, the customer can avail of P50 worth of discount.

In this period when pump prices are relentlessly rising and which subsequently exert inflationary pressures on the cost of other basic commodities, consumers are resorting to all kinds of approaches on how they can penny-pinch just to stretch their budgets..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/315193/unioil-offers-holy-week-price-discounts

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