Labella promises to discuss APORs concerns on use of COE with police, IATF

Alven Marie Timtim, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most, if not all, of the Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) in Cebu City were already issued with Certificates of Employment (COE) by their respective employers. However, they continue to have difficulty getting…

Hotel, BPO firm violated COVID-19 protocols — Feliciano

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A hotel in Cebu City violated isolation protocols for accommodating three positive cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) without being certified by the Department of Health (DOH). Retired General Melquiades Feliciano, deputy…

How life’s uncertainties led this woman to her dream business and love of her life

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 07/29/2020

Everything in life happens for a reason. Mary Grace Yap said that it was only recently when she realized that the years that she devoted to her work and family and even her accident in 2017 was…

DOLE-7: Inspection of BPO office still ongoing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE -7) is now conducting an inspection and assessment in a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm based in Cebu City.  Salome Siaton, director of…

Sa-a: Alleged ‘subhuman’ treatment of BPO workers, an isolated case

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Information Technology-Business Process Management Organization (IT-BPMO) said the incident of alleged “subhuman treatment” of workers of a BPO company in Cebu City is an isolated case.  “I would like to…

Alleged ‘subhuman conditions’ in BPO to be checked

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie Erram 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government officials in Cebu are now checking reports alleging that workers of a business process outsourcing (BPO) company operating in Cebu City have endured poor living conditions — a story that has reached…

BREAKING: Cebu City closes its borders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government closed its borders starting at noontime today, March 28, 2020. Mayor Edgardo Labella led the closure of a portion of the Cebu South Coastal Road that serves as the…

Call Center Training Hub in Lapu-Lapu inaugurated 

Futch Anthony Inso 02/12/2020

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City government inaugurated its Call Center Training Hub situated at the Hoops Dome in barangay Gun-ob here on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan led the inauguration together…

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…

Accenture launches accessibility solutions for PWDs in Cebu, Manila

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY—Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Accenture on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, held the simultaneous launching of its suite for accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in their Cebu and Manila facilities. Accenture set up a…

1 dead, 6 injured in Busay, Cebu City road mishap 

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 11/19/2019

(Updated) CEBU CITY, Philippines—One person died while six others were injured in a vehicular accident along the Transcentral Highway in Barangay Busay here past 2 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Police Staff Sergeant Ador Bacalso of…

Accenture’s men, Lear’s lady booters top Aboitiz Cup’s BPO football tourney standings

Mars G. Alison 08/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Accenture and Lear tightened their hold of the top spot in their respective divisions after winning their matches Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the 21st Aboitiz Football Cup at the Cebu City Sports…

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