Groups push for increase in age for sexual consent

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

CHILDREN’S rights organizations are pushing for the increase in the minimum age for sexual consent from 12 to 16 years old. This would mean that anybody who commits sexual acts with a minor below sixteen years old…

MCIAA expects increase of tourist arrivals in Bantayan

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/29/2018

Tourist arrivals in Bantayan Island would likely increase with the planned improvement of the provincial airport in Santa Fe town, Cebu. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) took over the operation of Bantayan Airport since January.…

DOH-7 to procure more anti-rabies vaccines

Rosalie Abatayo 06/12/2018

The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) allowed the procurement of Human Anti-Rabies Vaccines (ARVs) not prequalified by the World Health Organizations (WHO). This recommendation stemmed from the announcement of DOH-7 their supplies of WHO-prequalified ARVs…

RTWPB-7 to decide on wage hike plea today

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2018

The Regional Wage Tripartite and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) is expected to decide on the amount of wage hike for Central Visayas today, June 11. This is the fourth deliberation conducted by the wage board over the appeal…

Senior citizens in Talisay City to enjoy increase in financial assistance

John Michael Aroa 06/07/2018

The Talisay City Council approves the P1,000-increase on the financial assistance for senior citizens. Now, senior citizens will receive P4,000 per year. [Refesh for more updates]…

Balacjoda asks LTFRB-7 to rule on P4 minimum fare increase plea

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/31/2018

The Basak Lapu-laLapuity Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (Balacjoda) will ask the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) to speed up their decision for their P4 increase on minimum fare. Balacjoda Spokesperson Boboy Belarmino said that…

CV can expect a wage increase soon

Futch Anthony Inso 05/30/2018

A UNIFORM minimum wage throughout the country can only be done if Congress repeals Republic Act (R.A.) 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act which created the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) and the Regional Tripartite Wages…

Expect wage increase ‘within the month’

Inquirer.net 05/29/2018

Bello’s promise Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday said that workers can expect to receive salary increase “within the month” amid soaring prices of basic goods and commodities. “Within the month, kasi very clear ‘yung instruction…

GT Express to increase fares on Monday

Futch Anthony Inso 05/24/2018

TWICE or thrice a month, Leonora Pintado, would visit her siblings in Tuburan town and attend the regular family session of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), her family being a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program…

High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase blood pressure

AP 05/13/2018

Heating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. A study released March 21 compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature…

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