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Mayor, Cebu City Council compete in giving Christmas bonus

December 8, 2012

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WITH the mayor and Cebu City Council competing to be generous with City Hall employees on Christmas, can the city government afford big bonuses? The mayor said he already directed City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete and the Local Finance Committee to look for the funds. Rama said his plan to give P20,000 to each employee, […]

Body of Cebuano oil rig worker found

November 30, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS — A body found in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle has been identified as a Filipino worker missing since a Nov. 16 oil platform fire. Lafourche Parish Coroner Dr. John King said Wednesday the person is Jerome Malagapo, 28. Malagapo who hails from Danao City in Cebu province had been working […]

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 […]

Higher Central Visayas min. wage starts December

November 9, 2012

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Private sector workers in Central Visayas will get an additional P22 in the daily minimum wage when a new wage order takes effect in December. This raises the floor wage to P327 a day for employees in Metro Cebu, the second highest rate in the country next to Metro Manila. The increase was approved unanimously […]

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, […]

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 […]

6 workers nabbed for stealing rice

August 10, 2012

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  POLICE arrested six laborers for allegedly stealing 14 sacks of rice which they were about to deliver to a warehouse in barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City. Qualified theft charges  will be filed against Roger Mardiquio, 42; stay-in driver of Oriente Trucking, fillers and laborers Jason Rosal, 31; Bertsagani Gomez, 38; Gaspar Bataycan, 41; Albino Macapaz, […]

Central Visayas wage board votes 3-2 to start deliberations

August 10, 2012

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An increase in the minimum wage for Central Visayas may be granted before Christmas. The door was opened yesterday by the wage board for an earlier-than-usual hike in the minimum wage for private sector workers, which is currently P285 to P305 in Metro Cebu. Voting 3 to 2, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board […]