To be a helper

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 12/25/2020

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This line from the late…

Mondigo tells delivery crew to live in brgy isolation centers to avoid community exposure to COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 04/21/2020

CEBU, Philippines — While cargo trucks are still allowed to hit the streets to keep the supply chain going, delivery drivers and their helpers coming from Medellin town in northern Cebu will no longer be allowed to…

Gun slips from manager’s hand, fires; bullet hits, kills helper

Norman V. Mendoza 04/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — A 40-year old plant helper was accidentally shot and killed by his manager in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City around 7:30 p.m. today, April 5, 2020. Oliver Ho of Bogo City in northern…

PDEA-7 nab truck driver, helper for possession of P680K worth of shabu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A truck driver and his helper were arrested by personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) in their hiding place in Barangay Sto. Niño in Cebu City at around…

Domestic helper starved, abused ‘untrue’, says relative

Raul Constantine Tabanao 03/06/2018

The death of Marivic Muca, a domestic helper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, made the rounds in social media as images of her frail state circulated online. The 31-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died two days after reaching…

Police arrest Korean accused of mauling female helper

Norman V. Mendoza 06/01/2017

CEBU CITY–A Korean national was arrested by police on Wednesday night after his helper accused him of mauling her inside his rented apartment in Sitio Son-oc Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town. Young Suk Zung, 32, was detained at…

VILLAGE CHIEF ARRESTED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Rene Alima 05/02/2017

Village officials are the first line of defense against the abuse of natural resources, but a municipal councilor-cum-barangay captain in Sibonga in southern Cebu now finds himself in deep trouble for allegedly violating forestry laws. Richie Fiel,…

OFW in Hong Kong sees bright future after winning car

02/22/2017

A DOMESTIC helper in Hong Kong is about to change her life, and that of her family’s. Global pinoy Jocelyn Castañares won a new Toyota Vios, the grand prize for the Gifts of Christmas Promo of Smart…

House helper arrested for stealing jewelry

Nestle L. Semilla 12/20/2016

A house helper was apprehended on Monday afternoon in her home in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City after her employer filed a complaint against her over lost jewelry items. According to SPO1 Rumualdo Torregosa, Archie Villaceran, 32, admitted…

The wellness of women

Sofia Aliño Logarta 10/12/2016

Although most women live longer than men, they have many wellness problems. Many women in our society are poor. Due to their poverty as well as gender-related issues, they are malnourished. Most women are overworked, more so…

Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic helpers

07/15/2016

Kuwait City — Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic staff, the first country in the Gulf to do so, local media reported on Thursday. A decree issued by…

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