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23 gov’t workers fail surprise drug tests


MANDAUE CITY Twenty-three government employees, mostly job order workers, have been found positive of illegal drug use in two separate surprise drug tests conducted in five Mandaue City government offices in the last couple of days. Yesterday, eight JO employees of the City Legal Office, City Treasurer’s Office, City Assessor’s Office and Housing and Urban […]

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

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


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 »

Mandaue Hall officials, workers test negative for drug use


ABOUT 26 of 40 department heads and officials tested negative in a surprise drug test at the Mandaue City Hall grounds yesterday morning. City Administrator Danilo Almendras said City Hall employees and department heads were reminded last Friday to attend a meeting after the weekly flag-raising ceremony. Almendras said some department heads were in Tacloban, […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Repatriated OFWs get livelihood package from DOLE


  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday offered a package of services from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) WELL program to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated under the Saudi amnesty program. WELL stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood and Legal Assistance which will give OFWs a chance to work and sustain their families. […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Drug test for DEPW workers


Only 160 out of the 203 employees of Cebu City Hall’s Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) were present during a surprise drug test conducted by the city yesterday. One employee reportedly fled from the DEPW office after seeing the personnel from the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) conducting the surprise […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Italy to allow 3 days of paid menstrual leave for female workers


Women go through a ton of discomfort monthly due to their menstruation cycles. Now, it seems that the Italian government is looking to aid their ailing female workforce. The country’s lower house parliament, as per The Independent, could become the first ever to offer women paid menstrual leave each month. Taking in consideration those who […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in World | Read More »

DepEd among top gov’t agencies in Visayas with several workers facing Ombud complaints in 2016


  Aside from local government units (LGUs), the Department of Education (DepEd) is one of the top agencies in the Visayas area to have the most number of employees named as respondents before the Office of the Ombudsman – Visayas for 2016. According to the Central Records Management Office of the Visayas Ombudsman, the LGUs […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Province’s investigating body orders jail workers to answer complaints


THE Provincial Committee on Discipline and Investigation (CODI) has issued an order directing the 10 employees of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to answer the allegations against them. Last Monday, Legaspi filed three formal complaints before the CODI against several personnel, employees and prison guards of CPDRC. One of the complaints asked several […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ermita workers cry foul over unpaid salaries


Three months into the year and employees of Barangay Ermita still have not gotten their salaries for 2017. According to Ermita Barangay Secretary Erwin Peñafort, he has already submitted three weeks ago the vouchers for the salaries of around 100 employees of the barangay to the office of lawyer Winefredo Orcullo Jr. in Cebu City […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Brgy. Banilad workers, officials take drug test


The 76 officials and employees of Barangay Banilad in Cebu City were made to undergo a surprise drug testing yesterday morning. This is part of city government’s campaign to ensure and promote a drug-free workplace in the barangays through the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP). Dr. Alice Utlang, Cosap head, said the […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »