Tumulak sees no need placing Inayawan in state of calamity, barangay to help waste pickers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the City Council’s committee chairperson for disaster risk reduction and management, does not see any reason to place Barangay Inayawan in a state of calamity or emergency. Tumulak…

98 drug surrenderees in Sudlon 1 graduate from rehab program

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 98 drug surrenderees from Barangay Sudlon 1 graduated from the drug rehabilitation program initiated by the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) on Saturday, May 15, 2021. COSAP head John…

30 displaced workers in Lapu receive free bikes from DOLE-7

Futch Anthony Inso 12/08/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Some 30 displaced workers in Lapu-Lapu City received bicycles from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This is under the Free Bisikleta (FreeBis) program of the agency,…

Cebu City’s displaced workers urged to join DOLE’s BKBK livelihood program

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents who lost their sources of income due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) are encouraged to join the Barangay Ko Bahay Ko (BKBK) program of the Department of Labor and…

Connectivity aids Bantayan delicacy trade 

PR 03/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bantayan Island in Cebu is known for its fine, white-sand beaches and clear waters, and also for buwad, or sun-dried salted fish, better known as daing or tuyo in other parts of the Philippines. Fishing is the…

CCLEC to Cebu City fishermen: Third bridge construction won’t affect livelihood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) assured fishermen in Cebu City that their livelihood won’t be affected by the construction of the third bridge. This they said after the Nagkahiusang Mananagat sa…

De Leon: Signal jammers, livelihood for the poor may help gov’t win war on illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Installing signal jammers in jail facilities and providing livelihood to the poor and underprivileged sectors of society are ways that could help the government win the war on illegal drugs. Police Regional Office…

Taal folk ready to leave Volcano Island for good

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/16/2020

  TALISAY, Batangas, Philippines — Once Taal Volcano has calmed down, residents of Volcano Island say they will accept the “painful” reality of leaving their communities for good. According to islanders interviewed by the Inquirer, they are…

DOLE-7 releases P1.2M livelihood assistance to senior citizens group, others in Cebu 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/29/2019

CEBU CITY—Senior citizens in Cebu province are among the beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7). In an emailed press release, DOLE-7 disclosed that some senior citizens from…

Starting a business at age 54

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Jerry Gloria was already 54-years-old when she thought of pursuing her dream of becoming an entrepreneur nine years ago. She was working for an insurance company then. But she did not let her age and…

Angkas says SC order would put drivers’ livelihood at risk

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas said on Wednesday that the issuance of the temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court would put the livelihood of its drivers at risk for the holiday season. The company…

Dole outs and livelihood

Editorial 11/13/2018

While beneficiaries of the Pamilyang Pantawid Pilipino Program (4Ps) will likely denounce Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol’s position to abolish the program in favor of livelihood projects, not a few people would likely agree and even lobby for…

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