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Job fair hirings trickle labor eyes wage hike

May 2, 2012


WHILE government labor agencies held job fairs and talked about the employment picture, labor groups took to the streets and aired anew their demands for higher wages and job security in yesterday’s annual Labor Day observance. About 178 job seekers were hired on the spot out of 5,900 registered applicants in four areas of job […]

Whale shark tours Pinoy, non-Pinoy rates

April 12, 2012


THE municipality of Oslob will go ahead with its new tour rates for whale shark watching on Sunday, April 15. Filipino visitors will be paying the same P300 fee but foreigners will have to pay a higher amount of P500. Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren said new color-coded tickets have already been printed in green, yellow […]

Three Cebu universities to hike tuition this year

April 11, 2012


Three major universities in Cebu City will increase tuition by at least 6.5 percent this coming 2012-2013 school year. The move followed an earlier announcement of 26 private elementary and secondary schools in Central Visayas to raise their tuition for the coming school year. The University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) will implement a 6.5 […]

Oslob rate increase is temporary

April 5, 2012


    Regional Director Rowena Montecillo of the Department of Tourism said the April 15 rate increase for whale shark tourists is “temporary” until results of an ongoing study by marine experts tapped by the Cebu provincial government is done. “Initially during the meeting with the Technical Working Committee, the move was to totally ban […]

Labor group files P90 wage hike business says it’s untimely

March 22, 2012


WITH a minimum fare rate of P8 approved by the government last Tuesday, a labor group filed a petition for a wage increase for Central Visayas workers yesterday afternoon. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) in Central Visayas filed a P90 across-the-board daily wage increase before the Regional Tripartite Wages and […]

Cebu transport groups continue to ply routes

March 14, 2012


While Cebu’s transport groups voiced support for today’s nationwide transport strike, they will continue to ply their routes and file their P1.50 fare hike petition. The Cebu Integrated Transport Services Cooperative (Citrasco), said they will submit their P1.50 fare hike petition to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) today. Citrasco […]

Wage order to affect small businesses, trader warns

October 3, 2011


THE P20 minimum wage increase that took effect last month will hit small and medium businesses the hardest, a Cebuano business leader warned yesterday. Samuel Chioson, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said businesses like single owner or family type businesses like Internet cafes and eateries may be forced to lay off workers […]

Floor wage hiked to P305 daily for Metro Cebu

September 1, 2011


Workers in Central Visayas will receive an additional P20 in the minimum daily wage before the end of September. With a vote of 4-2 , the Regional Tripatite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) approved the P20 hike in the daily floor wage for workers in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental […]