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Ironically, elected officials are not required to pass the Civil Service Exam.
The Civil Service Examination is one of the most difficult examinations in the country. Every year, only around 10 percent of those who take it pass. For the Professional Level, the Civil Service Exam covers the following areas:We know a few elected ...
 
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At least where the Bureau of Customs is concerned.
Corruption is nothing new in the Philippines—to put it lightly—so any move to combat it is most welcome. The Bureau of Customs certainly hasn't been winning any awards in the Most Trustworthy category but at the very least they're trying. The next ...
 
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The Philippine Identification System, explained.
Have you ever wondered what IDs are really for? Sure, there are the obvious reasons: it’s proof you’re part of a group, it’s an efficient way to track members, and it helps with logistics overall. But what happens when the entire Philippines ...
 
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President Duterte made a surprise appointment of the former Budget Chief who’s facing corruption allegations.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has a new chief.Moving from the Department of Budget (DBM), now-former Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno has assumed the top position at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) starting today, March 5.Diokno replaced the late BSP Governor ...
 
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The Department of Transportation released the first renders of the planned subway.
By now you’ve heard that the Metro Manila Subway project is finally pushing through. It’s potentially one of the biggest projects of the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program, and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says as much.DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade has already acknowledged the subway system’s construction will ...
 
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Aviation regulators grant original proponent status to Chelsea Logistics and Mega7 to develop the two airports
Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy’s Chelsea Logistics Corporation (CLC) received the original proponent status from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to develop, maintain and operate the Davao International Airport, the agency announced on October 23, Tuesday.CLC’s unsolicited proposal was submitted to the DOTr ...
 
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Maybe it's because of the weird URL.
It was time to renew my driver’s license. Incidentally, my pickup’s vehicle registration was also due for renewal, so I had decided to hit two birds with one stone at LTO Pasig.I wasn’t able to wake up early enough, though, and arrived ...
 
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Infographic on internet sentiment before and after the violent dispersal of protesters
Soon, a Filipino citizen will only need a single identification card to prove his or her identity when transacting with any government office as well as with private firms.On May 22, the bicameral conference committee, composed of members of the House of ...
 
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Is this the answer to the passport appointment backlog?
Over the past week, social media has been flooded with complaints about how difficult it is to secure a passport renewal appointment. As of today, there are no slots available in all of their locations throughout the Philippines, except for Puerto Princesa and the ...
 
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Thoughts and prayers for Martin Andanar.
Over the weekend, the Quezon City Public Information Office had a Twitter joust with a netizen due to the issue of who should be in charge of installing lights along Commonwealth Avenue which we all know is dark and accident prone during ...
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