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Wage hike in Central Visayas takes effect starting today

CEBU, Philippines —  Minimum wage earners and domestic helpers in Central Visayas will enjoy the increase in their pay starting today. Wage Order No. ROVII-22 provides the increase of the daily minimum wage rates of all private sector workers and employees in Region 7. On the other hand, Wage Order No. ROVII-D.W. 02 reflects the increased monthly minimum wage rates …

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Teenager nabbed with P300 thousand drugs

Teenager nabbed with P300 thousand drugs (The Freeman) – January 5, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The police have confiscated over P300,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation yesterday morning in Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. The suspect was identified as Rodel Florentino Panuncialman, 19, a resident of Upper Capunculan, Barangay Tisa, Cebu. The police considered …

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Firecracker-related injuries drop in Central Visayas

Firecracker-related injuries drop in Central Visayas CEBU, Philippines —   That there were fewer victims of firecracker blasts this year compared to last year means that the public may have finally learned their lesson, the Department of Health said. DOH-7 reported that there were only 36 cases of firecracker-related incidents this year compared to 50 in 2018. Two cases of …

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In Barangay Duljo-Fatima: Fire razes 70 homes

In Barangay Duljo-Fatima: Fire razes 70 homes Rowena D. Capistrano, Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 3, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A day after the New Year, at least 70 houses were gutted down by a fire that broke out in Sitio C. Padul, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City Thursday afternoon. Fire Senior Inspector Arnel Abella, ground …

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CH opens one-stop shop for biz permit renewals

CH opens one-stop shop for biz permit renewals CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City government has launched a one-stop shop for the renewal of business permits this year. Located on the second level of SM City Cebu at the North Reclamation Area, the shop will open until January 31. Attorney Jerone Castillo, officer-in-charge treasurer of the city government, said …

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Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors

Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors CEBU, Philippines —  On the first day of December 2019, displaced sidewalk vendors in Cebu City were given the chance to sell their wares again. The city government launched the Cebu City Night Market Bazaar which accommodated at least 500 sidewalk vendors affected by the road clearings conducted by Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, …

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Infra must support economic growth: ‘Cebu’s challenge’

CEBU, Philippines —  Its ability to catch up with overwhelming expansion is the real challenge that Cebu must face in 2020 as the province is in danger of getting suffocated by its own growth, business leaders said. They believe that the province may suffer from urbanization doldrums with its laidback infrastructure as the main culprit. Philip Tan, past president of …

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Rama:Drug-free City Hall doable

Rama:Drug-free City Hall doable Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – January 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama believes that a drug-free City Hall is achievable with the continuing drug screening being undertaken by the City Office for Substance Abuse and Prevention (COSAP). Rama, who was tagged as drug protector by President …

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