TRAIN AND THE POOR

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Doris Mae C. Mondragon 01/04/2018

Cebu economist: Train Law will not benefit the poor Daisy, 21, works for a mall in Cebu City with a minimum daily wage of P366 or P8,064 monthly salary for working 24 days in a month. The…

Clergy told: Leave comfort zones, reach out to poor

Futch Anthony Inso 12/31/2017

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has encouraged members of the clergy to go out from their comfort zones and reach out to the less fortunate people. Palma said in press briefing on Dec. 28, that this would also…

Asean budget could have gone to help the poor, militants say

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, USC Intern Therese Alegado 11/13/2017

IN staging their rally at the dilapidated Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) yesterday, Cebu-based militant leftist groups objected to the billions of pesos spent by the government to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit…

CYBERPORN MOTHERS NABBED

Benjie B. Talisic, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semillla, Norman V. Mendoza 10/27/2017

In a span of three days, two women were arrested by the police in Cordova town on Mactan Island and in Talisay City for engaging in cyberpornography, victimizing their own children and sisters. A 20-year-old mother was…

Celebrities should do more to help the poor

Ricky Poca 10/09/2017

It is said that natural or man-made calamities bring out the best and the worst in people, and a classic example of this truism is the recent destruction of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. The same can…

CA’s refusal of Taguiwalo appointment anti-poor

Inquirer.net, Winson Ensomo 08/16/2017

  An official of the Bayan Muna in Central Visayas said the decision to deny the appointment of Social Work Secretary Judy Taguiwalo was anti-poor. Jaime Paglinawan said that Taguiwalo is among the very few government officials…

Urban poor urged: Help in city’s fight vs drugs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2017

STATE OF URBAN POOR ADDRESS At least 500 members of the urban poor sector were encouraged to help the Cebu City government in its fight against illegal drugs. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who made his State…

ELUSIVE JUSTICE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/30/2017

Seven-year-old San Niño Batucan was watching television in his home in Barangay Cansaga in the northern Cebu town of Consolacion on December 3, 2016, when he suddenly clutched his stomach in pain. The boy was hit by…

Mario’s passion: Giving the poor their sight back

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/24/2017

  Garbed in a surgical gown and armed with incision instruments, Dr. Mario Reyes sits on a chair and does cataract surgery on a patient. In 15 minutes, the procedure is over. It can be just another…

Magpale: ‘Unli-rice’ ban anti-poor

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/15/2017

  THE banning of unlimited rice serving in restaurants is anti-poor, according to Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale. Magpale’s comment was sought by the Cebu media yesterday morning following the call of Senator Cynthia Villar to ban…

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