SSS sees P41-B loss in contributions if rate hike delayed

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The state-run pension fund Social Security System stands to lose over P41 million worth of contributions if the scheduled increase in contribution rate is shelved, an official said Thursday. SSS president and chief executive…

Minimize bike, laptop price increase DTI asks retailers

Krissy Aguilar 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday asked bicycle and computer / gadget retailers and sellers to only impose “reasonable” increases in its prices. DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo issued the appeal and…

CCTO records increase in volume of vehicles in Cebu City streets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—On the third week under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), vehicular  traffic in major streets here seemed to have returned back to normal.  Ronnie Nadera, the spokesperson of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO), said they recorded…

‘Lean On Me’ streams increase by 729% after Bill Withers’ death

04/08/2020

“Lean On Me” earned the late soul icon Bill Withers his first and only number one hit on both the R&B and pop charts at the time of its release in 1972. The anthem of friendship, which…

Vietnam records largest increase in new coronavirus infections

03/23/2020

HANOI — The Ministry of Health on Sunday night announced seven more SARS-CoV-2 infections, adding to the 12 announced earlier the same day. Sunday’s 19 new infections are the largest single-day rise in the country and bring the…

Prices of rice increase in some Cebu City markets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The price of rice has increased at least P100 per sack or an increase of P1 per kilo in the Inayawan Public Market here.  A week prior to Cebu City being placed under…

Fewer virus cases in China, but deaths abroad increase

02/21/2020

China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with deaths in Japan and South Korea. Fatalities in China hit 2,118 as…

City dad wants banks to consult public on plans to increase ATM withdrawal fees

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon urged banks to consult the public and be transparent on their plans to increase fees on cash withdrawals using automated teller machines (ATM). The increase may be imposed after the…

DTI to oppose ATM fee increase

08/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will oppose an increase in the fee for withdrawing cash from automated teller machines (ATMs) following the lifting of the cap on the charge, according to Trade…

Briones clarifies: I’m not against teachers’ salary increase

06/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Friday clarified she is not against the salary increase of public school teachers. Briones said her previous remark on the issue was “misunderstood” or “misrepresented to…

Cebu biz leader’s warning: Any wage increase will impact small businesses

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An increase in the minimum wage is expected to have an impact especially on small businesses, said Rey Calooy, founder of Filipino Cebu Business Club. He said this can lead to the layoff…

CV commuters to pay P9 minimum bus fare starting April 1

Doris C. Bongcac 03/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bus and mini bus drivers in Cebu province and the rest of Central Visayas will already be collecting the new minimum fare of P9 for the first five kilometers of travel and another…

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