Chua: Gov’t offices can already shift to four-day workweek

Ben O. de Vera 03/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines—To save on gas, the country’s chief economist has urged a shorter workweek, possibly starting with government employees. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua told President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, that amid skyrocketing…

Council wants hazard pay for frontliners, mass testing in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wants all frontliners serving amidst the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to have hazard pay. Vice Mayor Michael Rama delivered a privilege speech on Wednesday, April 1,…

House approves new round of pay hike for gov’t workers

Patricia Ann V. Roxas - Inquirer.net 12/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on final reading a bill that would increase the salary of government employees starting January 2020 up to 2023. Via nominal voting, 187 lawmakers approved House Bill…

House panel OKs gov’t workers’ pay hike by 2020; urgent passage sought

Patricia Ann V. Roxas - Inquirer.net 12/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House appropriations committee swiftly approved on Monday the consolidated bill increasing the salary of government employees by 2020. The panel will seek the certification as urgent of House Bill No. 5712 from the…

Mandaue City employees to receive P25,000 bonus on 50th Charter Day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/31/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—It will be a happy golden anniversary for employees of the Mandaue City government. This is because all employees of the city will receive bonuses and wage differentials in time for the celebration of Mandaue…

Five job order employees at Penro dismissed

Antonette Garciano 07/11/2016

FIVE job order employees of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) were ordered dismissed from service on Monday. Penro legal officer Ace Escolar said the five persons can only be reinstated if they were cleared…

3 Capitol workers test positive for drug use

Melissa Q. Cabahug 05/20/2015

Three employees of the Cebu provincial government tested positive for illegal drug use in a surprise test yesterday at the Capitol’s legislative building. However, the results are still subject to confirmatory tests, said  Joey Herrera, executive director…

Mandaue gov’t employees to get P20,000 bonus

Norman V. Mendoza 12/31/2014

Regular employees of the Mandaue city government can  look forward in January  to a  P20,000 performance bonus. In a special session last Monday, the City Council passed an ordinance for their  Performance Enhancement Incentive (PEI). About 700…

Capitol workers in drinking spree may lose jobs

Peter L. Romanillos 05/21/2014

The five provincial government workers who were caught by Gov. Hilario Davide III in a drinking spree during office hours on Friday may be fired, said Cebu Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino. He said the employees who were…

4 Cebu civil servants make the grade

Edison Delos Angeles, Marian Z. Codilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/19/2014

Four of the 1,174 successful bar examinees – Regal Oliva, Mark Rusel Salomon, Rey Chris Panugaling and Ian Kenneth Lucero –  are government employees in Cebu. Oliva, the city treasurer of Mandaue City, and Solomon, city accountant…

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