P35 wage hike for Metro Manila private sector workers approved

Zacarian Sarao 07/01/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A P35 daily wage hike was approved for private sector workers in Metro Manila by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the RTWPB’s order…

Rising heat prompts more Metro Manila LGUs to suspend in-person classes

Luisa Cabato - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ 04/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The scorching heat has prompted more local government units in Metro Manila  from announcing the suspension of in-person school classes on Wednesday, April 24. The suspension of face-to-face classes and the shift to online…

Younger Santisima vies for PBF super bantam crown Saturday

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu-based Alex Santisima, one of the three Santisima siblings in boxing, will vie for the Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super bantamweight title tomorrow, Saturday, July 29, 2023, versus Arnel Buyoc in San Juan…

A new national capital?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/25/2023

Metro Manila is both exploding and imploding,” mused my environmentalist colleague Dr. Ben Malayang III, as members of our small chat group compared notes on traffic jam experiences two weeks ago, amidst widespread flooding in the city.…

LOOK: Palace fur parent and cat bond during quake evacuation

Jean Mangaluz 07/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines – Employees and guests at the Malacañang Palace complex were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted Zambales, likewise felt in parts of Metro Manila. In a dash to safety, employees and guests…

P40 wage hike not enough to buy a kilo of rice — solon

Julie Aurelio 07/01/2023

The P40 increase in daily minimum pay for workers in Metro Manila approved this week cannot even buy a kilo of rice, a lawmaker said Friday. On June 27, the National Wages and Productivity Commission approved an…

Rice prices surge as production costs rise

Jordeene B. Lagare 06/24/2023

Despite having enough rice supply, retail prices of the country’s staple food in Metro Manila have jacked up by about P2 per kilogram as farmers face increased production costs. In an interview, Agriculture Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista…

Cebu-based prospects Santisima and Acope to see action in Pacquiao’s Blow-by-Blow

Glendale G. Rosal 06/21/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Two Cebu-based boxers will show what they’ve got in “Manny Pacquiao Present’s Blow-by-Blow” scheduled on July 29, 2023, at the FilOil Eco Oil Center in San Juan, Metro Manila. These are Alex Santisima Jr.…

Dad’s love: Stepfather asks daughters to take his last name

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 06/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A video of Julia Reyes featuring her stepfather asking her twin sister and her to be his daughters went viral on social media, leaving netizens in awe with the sweet gesture. The video…

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Calatagan, Batangas; Tremor felt in Metro Manila – Phivolcs

John Eric Mendoza 06/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Calatagan, Batangas was the epicenter of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake early Thursday morning, June 15, 2023, that was felt in portions of Metro Manila, according to state seismologists. According to the Philippine Institute of…

More Filipino families consider themselves food poor in Q1 of 2023 — SWS

Beatrice Pinlac 05/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families saw themselves as food poor in the first quarter of this year, rising from 8.7 million in December 2022 to 10.6 million in March 2023, according to a Social Weather Stations…

PNP patrols metro via ‘Bisikleta Iglesia’

Faith Argosino 04/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Police officers have pedaled across the metropolis amid heightened alert as the public took a break from work and school to observe the Holy Week. Through “Bisikleta Iglesia” – the Philippine National Police’s (PNP)…

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