Piston, some drivers say no to fare hike

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/22/2018

CESAR Escolar, 57, patiently waited for passengers to fill all the 24 seating spaces in his jeepney. Escobar needed to carry as many passengers as he could to have a decent earning for the day especially that…

Wage hearing: Labor, management sectors explain stand on wage hike petitions

Futch Anthony Inso 05/09/2018

Wage increase petitioners from the labor sector cited the impact on workers of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and the introduction of the Public Utility Vehicles modernization program as among the factors to…

RTWP-7 hears wage hike petitions

Futch Anthony Inso 05/09/2018

The Associated Labor Unions Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) representative Arturo Barrit, clarified during his presentation at the wage hike consultation meeting, that their wage hike petition does not intend to bankrupt companies, shut down…

Ched sees hike in college enrollees as info caravan stops in Lapu

Nestle L. Semilla 04/13/2018

The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) is expecting an increase of college enrollees for the coming school year. This developed as the first batch of K-12 students graduated this year and the Republic Act 10931 or the…

Labor optimistic about wage hike but pessimistic over amount

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/08/2018

WHILE labor groups remain hopeful for a wage increase, they are doubtful about the amount. They have petitioned a P155.80 across-the-board wage hike before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Central Visayas. Cebu Labor…

Reg’l wage board to tackle pay hike petition today

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/07/2018

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) will discuss today the request for a P155.80 accross-the-board wage adjustment for minimum wage earners in the region. Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas…

Workers want P155 pay hike but bizmen say that’s ‘too high’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/28/2018

Labor groups in Cebu have filed a petition seeking an additional P155.80 daily wage adjustment for minimum wage earners in Central Visayas. Cebu Labor Coalition (CELAC) Spokesperson Metudio Belarmino Jr., explained that minimum wage earners are greatly…

Unavoidable fare rate hike

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/08/2018

With fuel prices in the country on the rise regardless of the oil price fluctuations in the global market — and it may even worsen depending on world fuel prices — due to the government’s controversial Tax…

Sen. Angara opts for PUJ modernization rather than fare hike

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2018

Instead of demanding a fare hike, Sen. Sonny Angara is suggesting for a modernization of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) as means to cushion the impact of oil price increase following the passage of the Tax Reform Acceleration…

SSS to hike contribution rate in April

Inquirer.net 01/30/2018

  The planned hike in members’ contribution rate to 14 percent from 11 percent at present is expected to be implemented in April as top officials of the state-run Social Security System (SSS) expect President Rodrigo Duterte…