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Cebu Daily Newscast: Workers in Central Visayas to get P33 daily pay raise

By: CDN Digital September 14,2023 - 08:06 AM

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Workers in Central Visayas to get P33 daily pay raise starting next month

Minimum wage workers in Central Visayas will get a P33 pay raise of their daily wage starting Oct. 1. | CDN Digital file photo

Minimum wage workers in Central Visayas will get a P33 pay raise of their daily wage starting Oct. 1. | CDN Digital file photo

Workers in Central Visayas will receive an early Christmas gift starting next month.

This is after the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas approved a P33 increase in the daily wage of workers from the private sector.

The new minimum wage rates will now range from P415 to P468 for non-agriculture establishments.

In the previous wage order of the agency, which took effect on June 14, 2022, the daily minimum wage in class A cities and municipalities was at P435. With the new wage order, the minimum wage in class A cities and municipalities will increase to P468 per day.

Man who applied for NBI clearance gets a hit, nabbed for qualified theft

A man who applied for an NBI clearance was arrested in Mandaue City on September 11 after being found to have been charged with a crime.

Arnel Pura, agent-in-charge of the National Bureau of Investigation Cebu District Office, said that Gerald Galicano, 48 years old, applied for an NBI clearance on August 2.

Upon checking, he was informed that his name appeared on the ‘hit’ list. He was asked to submit evidence that he was not the same person charged with qualified theft with no bail recommended before the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 of Mandaue City.

On September 6, Galicano returned to the NBI-Cebdo office in Barangay Centro, Mandaue City, to submit the requirements, such as the affidavit of denial. 

However, upon checking, it was found that the submitted evidence was fake. The man was then asked to return on September 11 and was arrested.

Chinese scientists grow first-ever humanized kidneys in pigs

Chinese scientists made a world record for growing the first-ever humanized kidneys in pigs. In other words, they have figured out how to create organs in pigs, potentially helping those who need transplants. 

The method can produce vital body parts instead of waiting for donors. Still, the project requires further research and development for real-life applications.

The experts admitted their experiment has several flaws, but it may pave the way for better healthcare. According to the University of California San Francisco’s Kidney Project, around two million people worldwide experience kidney failure. 

Using this research to provide a more reliable organ transplant supply could significantly reduce that number.

Vice Ganda, Ion Perez charged with violation of cybercrime law

A lawyer who identified himself as a representative of a group of “social media broadcasters” has filed a criminal case for violating the cybercrime law against “It’s Showtime” hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

In a statement emailed to members of the media, Lawyer Leo Olarte, president of the Kapisanan ng mga Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas Inc., said the legal action was just the first of a series of cases that his group would file against violators of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, “both in the online and offline platforms.”

The case is for violation of Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code, which provides for the prohibition of obscene exhibitions and indecency in relation to the cybercrime law, Olarte said. 

Olarte revealed that the “obscene act” was Vice Ganda’s supposed emulation of a “sexual activity” when he licked icing off his finger during the noontime show’s July 25, 2023 episode.


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