Senator Tulfo’s proposal: No 13th-month pay to workers? No business permit renewal

Daniza Fernandez 10/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Business permits of companies should not be renewed if they fail to give their workers their 13th-month pay. This was the suggestion of Senator Raffy Tulfo during Tuesday’s Senate committee hearing on labor, employment,…

4,000 workers from 5 MEPZ firms lose jobs

Futch Anthony Inso 09/29/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Around 4,000 workers from five locators of Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in Lapu-Lapu City, which engaged in manufacturing clothes have lost their jobs after they were retrenched by these firms. In their…

Bill requires gov’t officials to submit medical certificate

Jeanette Andrade 09/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Parañaque City Rep. Gus Tambunting wants all public officials and workers to submit medical certificates every year to show they are fit to work. Tambunting has refiled a measure that his wife, former Rep.…

DOLE-7 pays over P467 M in wages to TUPAD workers in Central Visayas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) paid more than P467 million in wages to workers of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged or Displaced  Workers (TUPAD) project in various…

2 men electrocuted within an hour in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man died while another suffered injuries when they were separately electrocuted in Cebu City on Friday afternoon, June 10, 2022. Renzo Del Rosario, data management chief of the Cebu City Disaster Risk…

Cebu City mulls tax amnesty to help businesses amid minimum wage hike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is looking into the possibility of giving tax amnesty as a form of reprieve to businesses following the P31 minimum wage increase in the region. Cebu City mayor Michael Rama said…

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…

No wage hike announcement from Duterte on Labor Day

the Inquirer staff 05/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day saluted Filipino workers for their “great passion, integrity and professionalism” in everything that they do, whether locally or overseas. “These qualities have not only brought economic gains to…

No Labor Day wage hike for Western Visayas workers

Carla Gomez 05/01/2022

BACOLOD CITY — Workers in the Western Visayas will mark a bleak Labor Day celebration on Sunday, May 1, due to the non-approval of their plea for a wage hike. Wennie Sancho, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)…

Mandaue’s BHNWs ask for honorarium increase

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Barangay Health Nutrition Workers (BHNW) in Mandaue City on Monday, have requested the city to increase their monthly honorarium of P3,300. In a meeting on Monday, April 4, city officials agreed that…

In Cebu City, employers can now request booster shots for on-site workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Workers of the different companies in Cebu City can now have their booster shots at their respective workplaces. Their employers only needed to coordinate with the Cebu City Vaccination Operation Center (VOC) and…

1,499 Cebu City Hall employees left unvaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 15 percent of the employees of the Cebu City Hall are not yet vaccinated, which means that City Hall workers are getting close to getting their Christmas bonuses. Among the 9,999 employees…

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