Groups question labor-only contracting practices

Futch A. Inso 07/19/2018

  Cebu labor groups held a protest against labor-only contracting practices in some companies on Thursday morning (July 19). Jaime Paglinawan, coordinator of Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo -Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA-KMU), more than a thousand…

Renewable energy: Cebu companies go green

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/20/2018

Aside from bigger companies that aim to put up huge solar power plants to supply clean energy direct to the grid, there are also those that have entered the small-scale segment market of solar power. In Cebu,…

Companies may invest more in machines than in people

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/02/2018

ECONOMIST TAKE ON CONTRACTUALIZATION BAN President Rodrigo Duterte’s new executive order (EO) against illegal contractualization may dampen anti-poverty efforts by putting pressure on companies to regularize all its employees, an economics expert said. According to Dr. Raul…

Balancing Act

Rob Gonzales 04/29/2018

IT’s ALL about staying power. Mention Ricky Davao, and one can’t help but wonder how in his career spanning almost three decades he has uniquely transformed himself from engineer, to actor, to TV director. It’s not about…

Companies which violate labor laws will be subjected to Oplan Tokhang

Intern 04/23/2018

AFTER drug peddlers and users, it is now the turn of companies and business establishments who violate labor laws to be subjected to Oplan Tokhang, the dreaded state-sponsored anti-drugs campaign which resulted in thousands of deaths. But…

500 new TVNS franchises open for Cebu

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 01/27/2018

  THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had announced on Friday that they will accept applications for new Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) starting February 5, with more than 32, 000 TNVS slots available. However,…

Companies need flexible HR practices to attract, retain millennial workers

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/11/2017

WITH the stiff competition for workers, companies need to rethink their human resource (HR) practices to be able to attract and retain millennials in their workforce. “Today’s more mobile and technologically savvy workforce recognizes that the blurring…

33 companies offering 2,600 jobs join Peso jobs fair at the Capitol

Intern 05/01/2017

  Jesiel Ann Lopez, 23, joined the Labor Day jobs fair organized by the Cebu Provincial Government on Monday. Before the day ended, Lopez was already assured of employment as a sales attendant of Rulls Cellphone and…

Bulk water supplier to give free potable water

03/10/2017

With the onset of summer and an anticipated water shortage in the coming months, Cebu-based bulk water supplier Mactan Rock Industries, Inc. and its sister companies – Pilipinas Water and Aquapure, will give free potable water in…

A different kind of surrender

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2016

(A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pushers) Fe Mantuhac Barino, 59, could not remember a time when her life was not affected by illegal drugs. The chief executive officer of Duros…

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