DOLE-7 urges employers to implement new minimum wage 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/06/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — Employers in Central Visayas have to implement the new wage rates that took effect on January 5. Salome Siaton, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas,…

DOLE-7: Court orders status quo, not suspension, pending resolution of petition of Bohol biz groups

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY — The Bohol Regional Trial Court has ordered that a status quo on the minimum wage be maintained pending resolution of the petition of two business groups opposing the reclassification of Tagbilaran City. Salome Siaton,…

Jailed ex-CIA employee threatens to wage ‘info war’ vs US unless freed

06/19/2019

NEW YORK  — An ex-CIA employee must be kept isolated in prison after claiming he was waging an “information war” against the United States, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors made the comment in papers filed in Manhattan federal…

Palace to teachers on wage hike: Be patient

06/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang urged teachers in the country to be patient as they demand for the salary increase that President Rodrigo Duterte has promised them. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement after he said Education…

Palace assures teachers: Duterte ‘working’ on wage hike

06/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines  — Malacañang assured teachers on Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte was “working” on their salary increase as he ordered his economic managers to look for funding. “The President is working on that and hopefully that…

DOLE-7 tells employers to observe labor laws applicable in Monday’s election

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas is asking employers to observe the compensation scheme provided for by the labor department for the midterm polls on Monday, a special non-working holiday. Regional Director…

Cebu biz leader’s warning: Any wage increase will impact small businesses

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An increase in the minimum wage is expected to have an impact especially on small businesses, said Rey Calooy, founder of Filipino Cebu Business Club. He said this can lead to the layoff…

P25 minimum wage hike in NCR starts on Nov. 22

Inquirer.net 11/22/2018

The P25 wage increase for workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) takes effect today, Nov. 22. According to Wage Order No. NCR-22 published last Nov. 7, the new minimum wage rates in Metro Manila shall be…

RTWPB-7 postpones discussion of P150 wage hike

Futch Anthony Inso 11/05/2018

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) has postponed discussion of the P150 wage hike proposed by the Cebu Labor Coalition (Celac) until their next meeting on November 19. Joe Tomongha, labor sector…

DOLE raises NCR minimum wage to P537 with P25 hike

Inquirer.net 11/05/2018

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Monday a P25 increase in the basic pay in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the integration of the P10 cost of living allowance (Cola) in the minimum wage, thus…

P150 wage hike bid up for discussion

Futch Anthony Inso 11/04/2018

Members of the Central Visayas Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) will meet this afternoon to discuss the P150 across-the-board wage hike petition filed by the Cebu Labor Coalition (Celac). “Yes, it has already been calendared,”…

Labor groups petition for another wage hike

Futch Anthony Inso and Jose Santino Bunachita 10/23/2018

  Barely two months after the implementation of the August 3 wage order, labor groups are again filing another petition for a wage hike before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-7, yesterday morning. The Cebu…

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