Teachers’ group appeals for 2-week health break

Jane Bautista 01/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — An ongoing survey for Metro Manila teachers found that 55.4 percent of 8,007 public school teachers are experiencing flu-like symptoms, strengthening the appeal of a teachers’ group for the implementation of a two-week health…

Grading Duterte (1)

Rufa Cagoco-Guiam - @inquirerdotnet 07/26/2021

General Santos City—It is that time of the year again when the country’s president delivers the State of the Nation Address (Sona). This is President Duterte’s last Sona, which means that this is his culminating activity, or…

ACT: K-12 review long overdue

Mariejo Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A group of militant teachers has called for a “long overdue” review of the K-12 basic education program, which it said is responsible for retarding instead of advancing the process of “molding patriotic youths.” The…

Teachers press Duterte to honor pledge of pay hike

Mariejo Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to honor his pledge to increase the salaries of public school teacher over and above the recently enacted Salary Standardization Law (SSL) even as…

Netizen sees hope in the world as she witnesses boy’s simple act of kindness

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 08/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are three things in life that are important: First is to be kind. Second is to create happy memories. Third is to love without expecting anything in return. The first one was…

ACT tells DepEd to stop misleading public on teachers’ pay

06/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) urged the Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday to stop misleading the public on teachers’ pay, after the latter claimed that a Teacher I receives P30,873 monthly compensation…

Cebu Chamber to work with government to address business sector concerns

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Government officials should implement policies that would address concerns of the business sector, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Virgilio Espeleta said. Espeleta said they welcomed the approval of the Ease of Doing…

LTO-7 chief: New law involving rules on motorcycle plate numbers challenging to implement

Futch Anthony Inso 03/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) has admitted that it is very challenging for them to implement the Republic Act (R.A.) 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act. The law was…

IN THE KNOW: Republic Act No. 11210

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

Other key provisions of Republic Act No. 11210: In cases of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, 60-day maternity leave with full pay is provided. Maternity leave for female workers in every instance of pregnancy, miscarriage or…

Expanded Maternity Leave Act: ‘A victory for women, families’

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

Women’s rights advocates and workers’ groups hailed a new law that almost doubled the number of days for maternity leave as a major victory for families that would greatly benefit mothers and their babies, and ensure a…

January 9 arrests: Four nabbed in Cebu

Benjie Talisic 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four people were arrested for various offenses in Cebu on Wednesday, January 9. Flord Mae Ricaplaza, 38, of Barangay Awihao, Toledo City, was the first to fall after police served her an arrest…

Former Cebu disc jockey shows modern act of kindness

Korinna Lucero 10/13/2018

  With the unstable price of basic necessities, a father fell P10 short in buying milk for his child. Showing his P150 in hand, Jerick Reyes sought for help from a man on the street, saying he…

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