Teachers ‘concerned’ with new DepEd order

SOME public school teachers in Cebu expressed concern over a new order issued by the Department of Education (DepEd) that mandates its personnel, especially teachers, to practice professionalism. Antonia Lim, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Cebu chapter president, told SunStar Cebu that DepEd Order 49 series of 2022 could penalize public school teachers for reporting […]

Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware last year — sources

Six of the individuals told Reuters they were targeted themselves. The targets included Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, senior military personnel, two regional diplomats, and advisers in Indonesia’s defense and foreign affairs ministries, according to the people. Six of the Indonesian officials and advisers targeted told Reuters they received an email message from Apple Inc. […]

Senate body seeks raps vs officials in sugar fiasco

THE SENATE blue ribbon committee has recommended criminal and administrative charges against agriculture and sugar officials for approving 300,000 metric tons of sugar imports amid rising prices and tight supply, allegedly without the president’s consent. In a committee report, the body accused the officials, who later quit their jobs, of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct and […]

Tell it to SunStar: If enacted, Tolentino’s proposal will spur crackdown on government officials, employees and their kin

Rights group Karapatan criticized Sen. Francis Tolentino for his remarks made on Aug. 31, 2022 at the Senate. The lawmaker proposed measures requiring government employees to disclose information on their relatives who may have connections with so-called terrorist organizations.“What Sen. Tolentino is suggesting is a crackdown on officials and employees in the public sector and […]

G20 talks overshadowed by Ukraine war as host Indonesia seeks consensus

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — G20 finance leaders meeting in Bali must make progress tackling the global economic threats sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine or the humanitarian consequences would be catastrophic, host Indonesia said on Friday.  Some Western ministers blasted Russian officials attending the talks, with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen saying Russia’s “brutal and […]

Tech giants duped into giving up clients’ personal data

MAJOR technology companies have been duped into providing sensitive personal information about their customers in response to fraudulent legal requests, and the data have been used to harass and even sexually extort minors, according to four federal law enforcement officials and two industry investigators. The companies that have complied with the bogus requests include Meta […]

Pacquiao pledges to require officials to disclose net worth

SENATOR and boxing legend Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao, Sr. on Wednesday said all government officials must disclose their net worth if he becomes president. Officials and their immediately family members must waive their right to bank secrecy, the presidential aspirant said in a statement. Mr. Pacquiao said public officials’ statement of assets, liabilities and net […]

Seares: ‘Assault’ of public officials on community journalists: arrest of an Iloilo blogger, inciting to sedition charge vs 3 Bohol media personalities

THIS week, here are two incidents of outcry and protest from community media: [1] Ruby Mejorada, who said she is the partner of blogger Manuel “Boy” Mejorada, reported on Facebook his arrest by the NBI Monday, November 22, for convictions of cyber libel in complaints filed by Senator Franklin Drilon. Ruby wrote that Drilon would […]