Unemployed swell to 3.9M in August due to lockdowns

Ben O. de Vera, Jerome Aning 10/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The unemployment rate worsened to 8.1 percent in August as many business establishments in Metro Manila were forced to close by the lockdown meant to contain the spread of COVID-19 and as thousands of…

Cebu City assures Sinulog choreographers of subsidy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The city government here assured choreographers of contingents who were supposed to compete in the Sinulog 2021 that they will be repaid to some extent for the expenses they incurred during preparation for the…

Sinulog choreographers to receive P100K each from Rama

Doris C. Bongcac 01/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama has agreed to release P100, 000 to each of the Sinulog choreographers to help them take care of some of their pending obligations. Marvey Caño, spokesperson of…

DILG: LGUs have until Sunday to complete SAP distribution

Doris C. Bongcac 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Today, May 10, 2020, is the deadline for the distribution of the government’s emergency subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The deadline for SAP distribution was first extended to May 7 before it…

P50-B pay subsidy approved for middle-income workers

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte approved a P50.8-billion wage subsidy program for workers at micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on Monday after he expressed reservations about a Senate proposal to include more than 5 million…

Gullas urges Talisay City residents to raise concerns to DSWD representatives

Rosalie Abatayo 04/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With limited number of families in his city that may be covered by the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas has urged residents who wonder why they are not…

Scholar’s appeal: Don’t abolish Paglaum scholarship program

Rosalie Abatayo 10/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Yvonne Tombiga survived the five-year ordeal of keeping up with school while struggling with poverty. Last March 2019, the 21-year-old native of Tabogon town in northern Cebu finished her degree in Civil Engineering.…

Labella’s EO orders ban of pork, pork products from Luzon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered a ban on the entry of pork and pork products from Luzon following the confirmation of the presence of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in some…

Cebu City to give P150 subsidy to each graduate of the 126 public schools in the city

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Graduates of all public elementary and high schools in Cebu City are expected to each receive a P150 subsidy this March for their graduation rites. Councilor Joy Young, deputy mayor for scholarships and education, told…

Angara to legitimate jeepney operators: Claim your fuel subsidy cards

Inquirer.net 02/27/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Reelectionist Sen. Sonny Angara has urged more than 80,000 legitimate jeepney franchise holders to claim their fuel voucher cards to avail of the government’s subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada Program (PPP). Angara made…

City dad calls for transparency on distribution of rice subsidy for habal-habal drivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover, Jr., demands more transparency on the distribution of the rice subsidy of the habal-habal drivers which started distribution on Saturday, February 23. Alcover, in his privilege speech during the regular…

1, 400 habal-habal drivers claim rice subsidy from City Hall

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City government prepared 2,000 sacks of rice for distribution to habal-habal and Angkas drivers today, February 23, but only 1, 400 sacks were claimed as of 2 p.m. Annabeth Cuizon, executive assistant…

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