No wage hike announcement from Duterte on Labor Day

the Inquirer staff 05/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day saluted Filipino workers for their “great passion, integrity and professionalism” in everything that they do, whether locally or overseas. “These qualities have not only brought economic gains to…

Cebu groups stage Labor Day protest

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of progressive groups here again voiced their concerns on the need to protect the welfare of workers during a Labor Day protest on Sunday, May 1. Jaime Paglinawan of BAYAN Central Visayas…

No Labor Day wage hike for Western Visayas workers

Carla Gomez 05/01/2022

BACOLOD CITY — Workers in the Western Visayas will mark a bleak Labor Day celebration on Sunday, May 1, due to the non-approval of their plea for a wage hike. Wennie Sancho, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)…

Security measures set for Labor Day activities

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Security measures for possible activities on May 1, 2022, or during the Labor Day, are being set in Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa Macatangay, information officer of the Cebu City Police Office…

IN PHOTOS: Police, ‘Barangayanihan’ and Cebu residents

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several residents from different areas around Cebu island have received goods and kits as the Police Regional Office (PRO-7), Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), and Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) conducted their “barangayanihan”…

Labor Day salute from Ayala Center Cebu

PR 05/01/2020

Ayala Center Cebu is celebrating Labor Day on May 1 with the Filipino workers, especially the many courageous frontliners and essential workers who continue to go to work every day, amid risks to their own safety. With…

Labor groups ask congress, senate bets to champion workers’ agenda

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Labor groups in Cebu will ask congressional and Senate bets to push for workers’ agenda if they get elected into office. The labor groups’ twin agenda include the implementation of a P750-national minimum…

Despite isolated rainshowers, warm weather still expected in Cebu on Labor Day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The early morning downpour experienced in Mandaue City and some portions of Cebu City on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, are only isolated rainshowers, said the state weather bureau. Netherlen Seletrero, weather specialist of the Philippine…

DOLE-7 to organize 4 job fairs on Labor Day

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is organizing three job fairs in Cebu and one in Dumaguete City to mark this year’s Labor Day celebration. DOLE-7 Director Salome Siaton dsaid that…

Duterte orders end of Endo on Labor Day

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/01/2018

CEBU CITY- President Rodrigo has signed an executive order that puts an end to the practice of labor contracting. He signed the executive order on Tuesday morning in front of the thousands of job applicants and local…

Release of livelihood grants, simultaneous job fairs mark this year’s Labor Day celebration

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/01/2017

About 720 employees and management representatives from four cities in Cebu joined the Labor Day 2017 celebration in Talisay City on Monday morning. The day’s celebration kicked off with a caravan from Lapu-Lapu City Hall going to…

Cebu groups echo call for end to contractualization

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/01/2016

FOUR years ago, labor organizer Jefren Abalo quit his job as cement mixer in a Japanese firm at the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) 2 in Lapu-Lapu City. He said he could no longer tolerate the contractualization scheme…

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