Bill pushing P100 daily wage hike gets Senate nod on 2nd reading

Charie Abarca 02/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill pushing for a P100-daily minimum wage hike for private sector workers.  Senate Bill No. 2534 under Committee Report No. 190 was unanimously approved during…

Bill pushing for P150 increase in private workers’ daily wages filed in House

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A bill that seeks to implement an across-the-board increase in the daily wages of private sector workers has been filed before the House of Representatives. In a statement on Wednesday, the Trade Union Congress…

House bill seeks P750 pay hike for private sector workers

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A bill proposing a P750 across-the-board hike in the daily wages of private sector employees to help them cope with the high prices of commodities was filed before the House of Representatives on Monday…

Marcos Jr. taps private sector to digitize national ID system

Daphne Galvez 01/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is asking the private sector to help the government digitize the national ID system. According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Marcos appealed during his meeting with the Private…

Budget’s role in growth and governance

Dindo Manhit - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2022

The National Expenditure Program (NEP) is now being reviewed by the House committee on appropriations. Themed as the “Agenda for Prosperity: Economic Transformation Towards Inclusivity and Sustainability,” the NEP for fiscal year 2023 is the first full-year…

No Time To Waste: A collaboration

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2022

The Philippines, named as the fourth top waste generator in Southeast Asia and one of the top ocean polluters in the world, is undeniably facing a problem on solid waste management (SWM). This is a result of…

Cebu City Government honors individuals, institutions behind its success

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Individuals and institutions, who played key roles and contributions for the betterment of Cebu City by supporting its programs and undertakings, took the spotlight during the 124th Philippine Independence Day Awards Night and…

Cebu City councilor to private sector: Help rebuild public schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera urged the private sector to help rehabilitate public schools damaged by Typhoon Odette, which is in preparation for face-to-face classes. Garganera said that even if there were already…

DOH counts on private sector to speed up vaccine rollout

Dexter Cabalza, Leila B. Salaverria 05/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) aims to ramp up vaccination efforts against COVID-19 with the help of the private sector, which will put up its own jab sites and deploy health workers, Undersecretary Maria…

How the private sector can help in vaccination

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 02/20/2021

Since October 2020, I’ve been working with the private sector on the national vaccine program with vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and his team. We’ve focused our efforts on creating a vaccine portfolio, vaccine administration and…

Talisay, Minglanilla, Consolacion mayors ‘support’ random testing in businesses

Rosalie Abatayo 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mayors of the city of Talisay and the towns of Minglanilla and Consolacion, which remain under general community quarantine (GCQ), have expressed their support to Project Balik Buhay’s proposal to make it…

Good deeds in the midst of COVID-19 crisis

Atty, Ruphil Bañoc 04/17/2020

The role of the private sector in times of crisis cannot be overemphasized. Companies, big or small, non-government organizations, and private individuals have come forward to lend their helping hands to the less privileged. This does not…

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