‘Unacceptable’: Senators fume over seizure of PAL crew’s onion ‘pasalubong’

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Monday said they are distraught that Philippine Airlines (PAL) crew members are now in hot water for bringing onions to the Philippines as “pasalubong” (souvenir). Senators JV Ejercito and Raffy Tulfo pointed…

Probe starts anew for 6 missing persons allegedly taken in Talamban inn by persons claiming to be cops

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen continue to investigate the circumstances and to find out the whereabouts of six missing persons, who were allegedly taken more than two months ago in an inn in Barangay Talamban…

Lapu-Lapu City Council to DSWD: Help 4,000 retrenched MEPZ workers

Futch Anthony Inso 10/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has requested the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide assistance to 4,000 retrenched workers from the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ). In a resolution that was…

Tulfo seeks ‘decent wages’ for gov’t workers earning below industry rate

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Government workers earning below industry standard such as street sweepers and traffic aides should be given decent wages, Senator Raffy Tulfo said Monday. Tulfo said that the government should comply with the labor standards…

Certificate of indigency not required for educational cash aid — Tulfo

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — An indigent student is not required to present a certificate of indigency to receive the educational cash aid being offered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is released, Social Welfare Secretary Erwin…

4Ps recipients, gov’t scholars not included in DSWD cash aid for students — Tulfo

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Social Welfare Secretary Erwin Tulfo on Saturday said that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and government scholars are not qualified for the agency’s cash aid, and those who received it should refund the…

Indigent students to get one-time cash aid from DSWD

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced Thursday that it would distribute one-time cash assistance to indigent Filipino students. According to DSWD, students can use the financial aid to cover the cost…

Fathers should provide child support, says DSWD

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 07/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said it will provide help to mothers seeking child support from the fathers of their children. Upon the instruction of DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo,…

Tulfo: I’m willing to be guest candidate for senator to any presidentiables

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Media personality Raffy Tulfo is willing to become a guest candidate for a senator to any presidentiables in the upcoming 2022 national elections. Tulfo, who is an independent senatorial candidate, said that currently,…

Tulfo: If I win as senator, I will propose bills to protect rights of workers, OFWs, poor families

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Media personality Raffy Tulfo will give priority to proposing bills that would protect the rights of workers, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and poor families. “Ang aking priority bills ay tungkol po sa ating…

Ramon Tulfo says gov’t running PH like a ‘headless chicken’

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Newspaper columnist and the country’s special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo on Tuesday said the government is now running the country like a “headless chicken” that is “running without direction.” “Hindi maganda ‘yung pamamalakad…

Memes and comments of dismay flood the internet over teacher-student issue

Immae Lachica 11/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The internet has been going on and off about this issue between a teacher and her student, who reported the the former for abuse. And to no surprise, netizens were quick to jump into…

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