Lapu-Lapu gov’t workers to get bonus for city’s 13 COVID free days

Dennis Singson 12/12/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Hall employees will receive a Christmas bonus equivalent to a month’s salary. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan gave the good news during his Christmas message on the afternoon of December…

Gov’t lifts ban on deployment of health workers abroad

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government officially lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses, nursing aides and nursing assistants abroad, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). “The moratorium or temporary suspension of deployment of…

DOLE extends forced leave of workers for up to 1 year

Donna Pazzibugan 10/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allowed employers to temporarily lay off workers for an entire year during a pandemic or a national emergency. Labor groups on Tuesday said they would question…

Labella assures healthcare workers anew: Cash incentives to be released soon 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella once again assured healthcare workers entitled to receive the city’s cash incentives that they would get them soon. Labella, in a press interview on Monday, October 19, 2020,…

3.5 million workers displaced by COVID-19 pandemic—DOLE

Darry John Esguerra 10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 3.5 million workers have been displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday, October 15, 2020. According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, only…

Workers told: Be extra vigilant or you may bring home virus

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City once again recorded more than 30 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on August 21, 2020. According to Assistant City Health Officer Michelle Linsalata, that at least 15 out of…

Bello: Starting Aug 15, workers must wear face shields and face masks

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Beginning Saturday, August 15, employees are required to wear face shields aside from face masks as the government raises health protocols to battle the further spread of COVID-19 in the country. Department of Labor…

Workers from GCQ areas in province must register at WeTrace before getting travel pass

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of GCQ areas in Cebu province, who are employed in Cebu City, will need to register themselves in the contact tracing application, WeTrace, before they will be issued with a travel pass…

2 returning workers in Catmon, Cebu test positive for COVID-19

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Catmon in Cebu reported three new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, June 29, 2020.  Two of the new cases in the town are returning workers who worked in…

Four health workers among 6 COVID cases in Argao

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao on Friday, June 19, reported six new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, and four of them happened to be health care workers. “Unom na ka tawo ang konpirmado nga COVID-19 positive sa…

Healthcare workers with COVID-19 climb to 127

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of healthcare workers in Central Visayas with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to 127 as of June 9. In a report furnished to the media on Thursday, June 11, the…

Notre-Dame workers start removal of fire-damaged scaffolding

06/08/2020

PARIS — Workers at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday began the delicate task of removing tons of metal scaffolding that melted together during the fire that destroyed the monument’s roof and spire last year, an AFP…

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