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Working on a holiday? Expect more pay

December 29, 2012

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Extra pay awaits those who work during the long holidays ahead – Dec. 30 (Rizal Day), Dec. 31, (a special non-working day) and Jan. 1 (a regular holiday.) The last week of the year has the most number of holidays. The Philippine Labor Code entitles employees additional pay for work done on holidays. For the […]

27 couples tie knot in mass wedding for OFW kin

December 18, 2012

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AFTER working as a domestic helper in Lebanon for three years, Mildred Rosal returned to the country in 2008 and found happiness in Cebu. She and her 44-year-old husband Leo Rosal were among 27 couples who got married in a mass wedding held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. The activity is sponsored by the Overseas […]

New wage hike takes effect on Dec. 7

November 23, 2012

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SOME Christmas cheer is coming for private sector workers in Central Visayas as the P22 minimum wage increase takes effect on on Dec. 7, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said yesterday. DOLE Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango said Wage Order No. VII-17 containing the P22 minimum wage increase was published […]

How much more will Cebu workers get?

November 9, 2012

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Workers in Metro Cebu, which belongs to Class A, will receive P327 a day instead of P305 once the new wage order takes effect. Those working outside the metropolis fall under different categories at a lower rate. Class A covers cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu, Danao, Naga, Carcar and Talisay along with towns of Compostela, […]

Couple nabbed on recruitment charges

November 8, 2012

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A COUPLE accused of illegal recruitment was arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) Tuesday evening. The suspects aged 46 and 38 reportedly promised jobs abroad to some individuals but were not authorized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Nine women […]

Workers of Calungsod templete also sacrifice for the new saint

November 5, 2012

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Workers of the templete to be used for the Nov. 30 National Thanksgiving Mass for San Pedro Calungsod said their work there is not just to earn money. Although they receive salaries for their labor, the templete workers said they are receiving less compared to working in regular construction projects. “Kining among pagtrabaho dinhi dala […]

Pedro as patron for migrants?

November 5, 2012

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A clamor to have the Philippines’ new saint Pedro Calungsod named patron of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) or migrants is expected to intensify after the Oct. 21 canonization. It will need a formal request to the Vatican, said Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu. “It all depends on our archbishop (Jose Palma of Cebu),” Vidal told […]

Jinggoy brings home 20 OFWs from Dubai

October 29, 2012

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MANILA—Senate President Protempore Jinggoy Estrada on Monday arrived from Dubai with 20 distressed overseas Filipino workers in tow. Estrada, chair of the Senate labor committee, said he initially learned about the workers awaiting repatriation in Dubai from Grace Princesa, the country’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates when he made a stopover to the Philippine […]

Facebook, smartphones impact on Lexmark’s printer business

August 30, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO— Lexmark is jettisoning its inkjet printers and laying off 1,700 workers as paper becomes increasingly passe in an age of ever-sleeker digital devices and online photo albums on Internet hangouts like Facebook. The shake-up announced last Tuesday is the latest fallout from the growing popularity of smartphones and tablet computers that make it […]

Lexmark confirms 2015 closure of inkjet plant, loss of 1-T jobs

August 30, 2012

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Several employees of the inkjet printer plant of Lexmark International Phils. in Lapu-Lapu City had an inkling about their management’s plans to close down operations by 2015. Those plans were made official in yesterday’s press conference, when Lexmark officials confirmed that about 1,100 employees will be laid off three years from now as part of […]