Cebu City passes ordinance for streamlined services for OFWs

Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will now be taken care of better in Cebu City after the City Council passed an ordinance that would streamline services for them. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the proponent of…

VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work

Derycka C. Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) justified its payment of P2.11 million to personnel not physically reporting to work during the pandemic as a humanitarian move for those who were quarantined after…

Controversial Plantation Bay exec ‘resigns’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An executive of a high-end resort in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan has vacated his post days after he received backlash over what netizens called a poorly handled response to allegations of discrimination from one…

‘I have no plans to sue Plantation Bay’ – mother in viral post

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mother of a six-year-old boy with special needs has no plans to file charges against Plantation Bay after the infamous response of its stakeholder to her review of the resort on an…

Lapu-Lapu City gov’t won’t investigate Plantation Bay incident

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will not dip its fingers in the controversial incident involving a child with special needs and Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, one of the island’s high-end resorts. Cindi Chan,…

Resorts told: Be ‘disability sensitive’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -The Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP) is asking the management of resorts to be more sensitive to the needs of special children. The group issued the appeal in response to reports of discrimination…

Paranoia in the neighborhood

J-Ann Avila - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2020

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan…

Protesters block buses outside NBA campus, asking for help

AFP 09/13/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — A small number of protesters carrying signs and shouting into megaphones blocked at least two buses chartered by the NBA from briefly from entering the Walt Disney World campus on Saturday night,…

CLO to aid medical frontliners suffering from ‘discrimination’ – Gealon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Despite the passage of an anti-discrimination ordinance, many of the medical frontliners in Cebu City continue to suffer from harassment and other forms of abuse. But three of them, who works at the Vicente…

Ibabao-Estancia chief’s appeal: Stop discriminating against brgy hall workers

Immae Lachica 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barangay captain of Ibabao-Estancia in Mandaue City is appealing to the public to stop discriminating against the people from their barangay especially those working in the barangay hall. Barangay Captain Romulo “Tingy”…

Cebu groups call to end discrimination, stigma against COVID-19 survivors, frontliners

Doris C. Bongcac 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Social workers in Cebu are calling for an end to the discrimination and stigma against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors and even the social workers who work as frontliners in the campaign to…

Tumulak tells frontliners: Report discrimination to the police

Doris C. Bongcac 04/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak is asking medical and non-medical fronliners who suffer from discrimination to report the abuse to the nearest police station. In a Facebook post this morning, Tumulak said that…

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