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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 »

Cosap conducts surprise drug test on 76 officials and workers of Barangay Banilad, Cebu City


  Officials and employees of Barangay Banilad in Cebu City underwent a surprise drug testing on Sunday morning. A total of 76 officials and employees were tested by the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap), which is authorized under an existing city ordinance, according to Cosap head Dr. Alice Utlang. “It’s in the […]

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

Mother continues business for workers


She could have retired from manufacturing native products but her workers strengthened her resolve to continue her business. Norma Carreon’s business has already reached more than 40 years, supplying hats, fans, placemats, bags, laundry baskets made from buri trees, coco shells and pandan materials to export companies in Cebu, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Manila, Davao, […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Suspension of classes forced drivers not to ply routes

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NOT every jeepney driver who didn’t ply his usual route yesterday joined the transport strike, at least according to some of them. The scarcity of passengers in some parts of Cebu City after some schools suspended their classes also forced some drivers not to go to work, said Rudy Laconza of the Alliance of Transport […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) approved yesterday a P13 daily wage increase in Metro Cebu for workers in the private sector. The amount, which raises to P366 the minimum wage in Metro Cebu, was reached by the wage board following hours of deliberation yesterday that brought down the daily […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City’s kasambahay to get P3K


Household service workers in Cebu City and in other parts of Central Visayas can now expect a P1,000 increase of their monthly minimum rate. Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) regional director Exequiel Sarcauga, who also sits as chairman of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7), said the minimum monthly […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

CSBT to hire job order workers as info officers


The Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) management will hire job order employees to help address the recurring issue of passengers being declined to board buses for long-distance trips during peak travel days despite the passengers waiting in line for hours for their turn to board the buses. Joey Herrera, CSBT manager, said the issue is […]

Posted: February 5th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »