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Aboitiz Group joins Brigada Eskwela

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The Aboitiz Group heeded the government’s call for volunteers and rallied over 1,500 team members nationwide from 24 business units (BUs) for its annual group-wide Brigada Eskwela activity this year. In Cebu City, 124 employees and executives were joined by 41 volunteers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the local government to repaint […]

Posted: May 28th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

DSWD on red alert after Marawi clash

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) activated its red alert status early yesterday to monitor and prepare for the possible consequences of the ongoing armed operation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who have pledged their allegiance to the international […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Maute group holds priest, 4 others hostages — ARMM exec

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The Islamic State–linked Maute group has taken hostages a Catholic priest and four other civilians in Marawi City, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Vice Gov. Haroun Alrashid Lucman said on Wednesday. Lucman confirmed this information to INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. He said his office was able to validate reports that the Maute […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Don’t inconvenience commuters, transport group told

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WHILE jeepney drivers can stage their strike, they should not inconvenience the commuters, a top official of the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said yesterday. “I would like to appeal to Piston to make sure that the public will not suffer from their protest activities. We respect their right to protest. But […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Group opposes plan to cut trees along BRT routes

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A CIVIL society group called on the Cebu City government not to cut the 2,166 trees along the routes covered by the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, saying the trees have been integral in protecting the city from pollution. In a statement, the Pusyon Kinaiyahan said it opposed the cutting of the trees since “it […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Militant group oppose appointment of new DENR Secretary, coal-fired power plant in Sawang Calero

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CEBU CITY—At least 60 members of militant group braced the morning rain on Friday to protest against the replacement of environment secretary Gina Lopez and plan to operate a coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The group gathered near Sto. Rosario Church about 9:45 a.m. and walked to Colon Street, a distance […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Labor group to gather, elect new officers in national congress set in Cebu

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Close to 2,000 labor union members and leaders across various sectors from all over the country are set to gather under one roof in Cebu City on Saturday. This, as the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) mounts its 15th Supreme National Congress, an event that only happens once every five years. […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

2 Cebuanos secure slots to 2017 Asean age group tilt

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The 2017 National Age Group Chess Championships (NAGCC) Grand Finals officially closed yesterday with Cebuano bets shutout from the major titles in the weeklong event at the Robinson’s Galleria Cebu. Despite the poor performance of the host bets, Cebu still managed to send two entries to the 2017 ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships in Vietnam […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Dialogue with President leaves labor hanging

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CONTRACTUALIZATION The dialogue between labor groups and President Rodrigo Duterte during the Labor Day celebration in Davao City left a labor group in Cebu somewhat dissatisfied with the results. Lawyer Jonas Asis, regional vice president of the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU- TUCP), however, said the labor group is still hopeful […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Group warns of workers’ ‘uprising’ over country’s worsening poverty

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MANILA — A workers’ group warned of “an uprising among the working poor” if the government would ignore worsening poverty caused by joblessness, insufficient wages and short-term work arrangements. The Associated Labor Unions slammed the poverty and inter-generational inequality stemming from lack of jobs, inadequate wages and social protection, and short-term contracts. ALU spokesperson Alan […]

Posted: May 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »