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Employees told: No 13th month pay till now? File complaint at DOLE-7 office

Futch Anthony Inso 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is encouraging employees from private establishments to lodge a complaint before their office, if they have not received yet their 13th month pay…

Siaton explains why DOLE-7 has two assistant regional directors

Futch Anthony Inso 01/03/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—The regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) admits that the agency have two assistant regional director (ARD) for the first time. Regional director Salome Siaton revealed that Lilia…

Samsung chairman retains top spot as wealthiest businessman in S. Korea

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 01/01/2020

SEOUL — Ailing Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee retained the top spot as the wealthiest South Korean businessman with his stock assets rising by 4 trillion won ($3.4 billion) in 2019, to reach 17.6 trillion won, according…

Cebu’s API inks franchise deal with IWG to develop more working spaces in Visayas

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Homegrown property developer AppleOne Properties Inc. (API) expands its portfolio by obtaining exclusive franchise rights to develop workspaces in the Visayas in partnership with International Workplace Group (IWG).  During the signing of the…

MCIA to remove domestic airport’s initial security screening

Norman V. Mendoza 12/21/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Initial security screening at the  domestic airport of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be permanently removed starting  Christmas week. In an interview with Lawyer Steve Dicdican, MCIA general manager, SAID the…

5 financial reminders to take note as you enter the new year 

Branded Content 12/20/2019

Money can be an intimidating subject to discuss across all ages, gender and social status. A discussion on money is often viewed as a taboo; almost in the same breath as religion and politics. But in order…

Infra projects, decentralization thrust to benefit Cebu’s office space sector

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The government’s infrastructure projects and decentralization thrust will benefit Cebu’s office property sector since Cebu is the largest business destination outside Metro Manila, according to Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services. …

Tech Mahindra targets 1,500 additional workers in Cebu in 2020

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY—Tech Mahindra is projected to increase its workforce in Cebu next year. Anand Achuthan, Tech Mahindra Philippines country head, made the announcement during the ribbon cutting ceremony of their 4th site in Cebu held Tuesday, December…

Refillable aluminum LPG canister now available in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY — In a bid to cut into the market for illegally-refilled butane canister in Cebu, Pascal Resources Energy Inc. (PREI) launched its 230-gram refillable aluminum liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canister. PREI created Gaz Lite, the…

Gwen infers ‘conflict of interest’ in Manila Water JIA terms breach

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —   Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is suspecting conflict of interest as the reason behind former Capitol officials “failure to protect the interest of the province” concerning the joint investment agreement of the provincial government and…

MCWD withdraws from case asking court to nullify termination of board members

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY — The Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) has withdrawn as plaintiff from the case seeking nullification of their termination. “MCWD is withdrawing from the case that it filed for Declaration of Nullity of the Notice…

13th Month Pay and Christmas bonus are two different things — DOLE-7 chief

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The Thirteenth Month Pay should not be confused with Christmas Bonus.” Regional Director Salome Siaton of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas said this amid the celebration of the Christmas…

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