Labor group: P31 minimum wage increase is insult to Central Visayas workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The labor group Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU) said the P31 minimum wage increase is an insult to Central Visayas workers. On March 24, 2022, the Central Visayas…

Wage Board approves P31 increase for CV minimum wage earners

Futch Anthony Inso 05/24/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-7 has approved a P31 increase for all minimum wage earners across Central Visayas. This was confirmed to Cebu Daily News Digital by Joe Tomongha, labor…

Dengue cases in Central Visayas up by 287% with 31 deaths

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The increase in dengue cases is not only noted in Cebu City but also in the entire Central Visayas, data from local health officials showed. The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit here (RESU-7)…

DOLE-7 creates Industry Tripartite Council in Mining

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) announced the creation of the Industry Tripartite Council in Mining (ITC-Mining), the latest tripartite body in the region. Victor del Rosario, DOLE-7 undersecretary and concurrent head,…

PRO-7 personnel cast votes through absentee voting

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,751 police personnel in the region are expected to cast their votes until Thursday, April 28, 2022, through absentee voting. Police Corporal Glenn Bordalba of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO)…

Cybercrimes still a big problem in Region 7 — authorities

Vhenna Maria Mantilla 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –- Cybercrimes remain to be a major concern for the Central Visayas Anti-Cybercrime Unit, authorities say. The internet is today’s most democratic place, which allows the formation of a new field in gaining both…

Odette leaves P3.3B agri damage in Central Visayas…and counting

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/06/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The damage to agriculture brought by super typhoon Odette in Central Visayas has now reached P3.3 billion. Joel Elumba, Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7), said this…

Cebu City police on ‘full alert status’ for TS Odette

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All policemen in Cebu City will be on ‘full alert status’ starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, as they prepare for Tropical Storm “Rai,” which will be named “Odette”  once…

Region 7 marginalized sector solidifies support for Sotto’s bid

Doris C. Bongcac 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Multi-sector groups supporting the vice presidential bid of Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Friday expressed confidence they will grow in number in the coming days that aspirants begin showing their public service…

Mandaue City earns 97.5 compliance rating in barangay road clearing

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City has garnered a 97.5 percent average rating in the compliance of a barangay road clearing order by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Mandaue City is next to Siquijor…

PDEA-7 personnel already 87% vaccinated

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eighty seven percent of the personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has already been vaccinated. Leia Albiar, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that this meant that an estimated 150 of…

Duque: ‘No improvement’ despite prolonged ECQ in Regions 7, 10

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There seems to be “no improvement” in Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao despite the prolonged imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the regions, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday. In an…

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