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Employers urged: Apply for SBWS if workers fail to avail of CAMP

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY— The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas is urging establishments, whose employees were unable to avail of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP), to apply for the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program.…

DOLE-7 releases over P61M to TUPAD beneficiaries

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas paid over P61 million to over 15,000 workers in the informal sector under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). The TUPAD beneficiaries joined the…

Family, friends’ support fuels football coach’s drive to beat cancer

Mars G. Alison 05/07/2020

TALISAY CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Support from family and friends is what is fueling Ralph Eben Plaza’s fight to conquer bone cancer amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis which is making his situation more difficult. The…

LTO to public: Don’t deal with people engaged in unauthorized online transactions

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has cautioned the public against dealing with any person or group offering faster online transactions with the agency. “The office of the undersigned has received verified reports on unscrupulous…

DA-7 employees coop holds first KADIWA on Wheels in Mandaue City

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY—Another cooperative is participating in the KADIWA on Wheels program in response to the request of consumers who want access to farm produce. The DA-7 Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DAEMCO) held its first KADIWA on Wheels in…

Mandaue City’s 3 new COVID-19 cases brought to VSMMC

Norman V. Mendoza 05/06/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The three new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mandaue City today, May 6, 2020, have all been brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City. This…

RP merchandise trade dropped to its lowest level in March

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The country’s merchandise trade registered a decline in March due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and the resulting restrictions in production supply chains and global trade flow. This was revealed by the National Economic…

DOLE-7 releases over P3M livelihood funds to more than 100 Sawang Calero residents

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) released over P3-million in livelihood funds for more than 100 residents of Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City. DOLE-7 turned over a check amounting…

BFAR-7 implements food security projects, distributes donated fish catch from fishermen

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY—Two fishermen organizations shared their blessings to some Cebu City residents by donating a total of 450 kilos of their fish catch. Alma Saavedra, information officer of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central…

Inmate is Mandaue City’s latest COVID-19 case

Norman V. Mendoza 05/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Philippines –A 49-year-old male inmate of the Mandaue City Jail is the newest COVID-19 case in Mandaue City today, May 5, 2020. According to the Mandaue City’s Public Information Office, Patient MC-90 is the…

Micro, small businesses have until May 8 to apply for wage subsidy program

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Micro and small businesses have until Friday, May 8, to apply for the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program that is implemented through the Social Security System (SSS) to provide a wage subsidy of between…

Capitol workers back at work as S. Leyte now in GCQ

Jani Arnaiz 05/04/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Capitol employees returned to work this morning in full force after the provincial government of Southern Leyte downgraded the enhanced community quarantine to a general community quarantine on May 1. It was…

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