REVISED LABOR LAW COMPLETE
THE former Department
of Labor and Employment
(DOLE) undersecretary has
submitted the proposed
amendment to the 47-yearold Labor Code of the Philippines to benefit both labor
Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez
said the Philippines is a democratic country. However, the
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
Senate, House to suspend PhilHealth, SSS premium hike
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco filed two separate bills
seeking to grant the President the authority to suspend the scheduled increases
in PhilHealth and Social Security System (SSS) contribution rat...
TikTok officially turns over P7M donation to PNRC
TikTok has officially turned over its US$150,000
(Php7,000,000) donation to the Philippine National Red
The donation was given in support of the organization’s disaster relief effo...
Villar lone Filipino in Bloomberg’s list of world’s richest 500
BUSINESS tycoon Manuel B. Villar has surfaced as
the only Filipino listed in
Bloomberg Billionaire Index,
ranking as the 382nd of the
world’s top 500 richest people as of January 9, 2021.
DTI sets up testing facility for cement
THE Department of Trade
and Industry (DTI) said it is
setting up a new testing facility for cement this year to
strengthen the country’s testing capabilities.
DTI Bureau of Product
Visayas, Mindanao supply pork to Luzon
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is working on increasing the supply
of pork to address high pork
prices in the markets of Metro Manila and other areas of
DA Assistant S...
Competition policy awaits approval
THE National Competition Policy (NCP) is just awaiting approval by Malacanang
for its implementation via an
The NCP has been adopted
by the National Economic Develo...
New CIP cargo release sched starts Jan. 15
EFFECTIVE January 15,
2021, there will be a readjustment in the schedule for
releasing and pulling out of
cargoes at Cebu International Port (CIP).
From Mondays to Sundays, goods held at...
SEC revokes Super Cash Lending’s license
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
has revoked the certificate of
authority (CA) of Super Cash
Lending Corp. to operate as a
lending company for its unfair
debt collection practices....
ERC surpasses 2019 accomplishments despite the pandemic
THE Energy Regulatory
Commission (ERC) in its yearend report indicated better
numbers when compared to
its Accomplishments in 2019.
There is a noted 21% increase
in terms of cases acted upon...
ALS Act a step to making education inclusive
THE enactment of the
Alternative Learning System
(ALS) Act is a step towards
achieving inclusivity of education, especially for vulnerable sectors and amid the
Ensure child protection vs all forms of violence, sexual abuse
SCHOOLS must ensure
the protection of all children
from all forms of violence,
including sexual abuse, following reports that some students have been selling lewd
photos and videos online to
Twitter freezes Trump account
TWITTER locked the account of US President Donald Trump for 12 hours and
threatened its permanent
suspension following his
baseless claims about the US
presidential elections amid
riots at the...
WhatsApp, Fb to share users’ data outside Europe and UK
WHATSAPP is forcing users to agree to share information with Facebook if they want
to --keep using the service -- or
delete their accounts, except
European and UK users
Facebook, which owns
UAE to restore Qatar trade and travel links
THE United Arab Emirates could re-open trade and
travel links with Qatar within
a week under a deal that ended a bitter dispute between the
However, Emirati Minister of Stat...
Elon Musk, world’s richest
ELON Musk has become
the world’s richest person, as
his net worth crossed $185B
The Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur was pushed into
the top slot after Tesla’s share
STREET DANCING SA SENTENYAL PAABUTON: RAMA
TUNGOD kay wala tugoti sa Inter-Agency Task
Force ang virtual Sinulog,
niingon si Cebu City Vice
Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama
nga paabuton nalang sa mga
Sugboanon ang street dancing atol sa ika-5...
Dugang patakaran sa Fiesta Senyor
DUGANG patakaran ang
iimplementar atol sa kasaulugan sa Fiesta Senyor.
Ang mga paring Agustino nga maoy nagdumala sa
Basilica nagpahibawo pinaagi sa usa ka advisory nga giluwatan niadtong...
Tiwason mga proyektong nasugdan: Red Durano
TIWASON ni kanhi Congressman Ramon “Red” Durano VI ang daghan nga mga
proyekto sa Cebu 5th District
nga iya nang nasugdan sa
higayon nga siya makabalik
sa Kongreso karong July 1,
LOW-COST WATER FOR MCWD SOON
THE Danao City Bulk
Water will soon supply water
to Metropolitan Cebu Water
District (MCWD) at P20 per
cubic meter despite the attempts by some politicians to
At present, Dan...
DOTr, Consolacion to start work on port in 1st quarter
THE Department of
Transportation (DOTr) and
the Local Government Unit
(LGU) of Consolacion, Cebu
are working closely so the
construction of Cebu International Container Port
(CICP) will start...
Cebu lost decisive leader in Salimbangon
CEBU City Vice Mayor
Michael “Mike” Rama said
that Cebu has lost an energetic, innovative, and decisive
leader with the death of former Congressman Benhur L.
Bohol Capitol assists Covid-19 victims
THE administration of
Governor Art C. Yap and Vice
Governor Rene L. Relampagos in Bohol has given assistance to individuals in crisis
situations and financial assistance to Boholanos affected by...
Economy shrinking fast alarms Cebu business leader
BUSINESSMAN Rey E.
Calooy said the government
is alarmed that the Philippine economy shrank fast
shortly after the start of the
Covid-19 pandemic in 2020
compared to other countries.
Business in ‘bad’ shape until 2022: leader
BUSINESSMAN Philip Tan said that depending
on what industry they are
in, majority of those in the
business sector will not be in
good state until 2022.
Tan, management representative to...
PHL, India to enhance economic partnership
FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and India
Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran met
recently to explore ways of
enhancing economic cooperation between their two countries, especia...
After a sumptuous
dinner on December 31,
we gathered at the sala to
watch “Patay Na si Hesus.”
All of us saw the Bisaya
family comedy before. Despite all the hardships and
challenges, 2020 fo...
The disarray at the national level in the acquisition of the vaccines against
Covid-19 proves disappointing for an administration led
by what his loyal supporters
described as the best president...
New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future
Britain on Friday (Jan
1) began a new year and
life outside Europe, after
leaving the bloc’s single
market trading rules to go
it alone for the first time
in nearly half a century.
Ernesto Carreon, Cebu’s Champion of the Labor Law
Ernesto, a true-bloodied Barilino, finished his
elementary at the Barili
Elementary School, then
the Sta. Ana Academy High
School. He came to Cebu
City to earn his Bachelor
of Arts at the Col...
New Year’s wish list
Had trouble in making New Year’s resolutions
and wish lists. I plotted
a list last year, but everything fizzled and squeezed
out by this malaise named
COVID 19. We should be
Is 2021 a prosperous year for the business sector and labor?
There is no denying that
the damage wrought by the
pandemic has had significant
economic and labor market
impacts worldwide including
The stringent measures
imposed by th...
PhilHealth to hike premiums
PHILIPPINE Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth)
will increase the monthly
premium by 3.5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
Rey Baleña, senior manager of PhilHealth Corporate Communications De...
Banks waive fund transfer fees into 2021
IN AN effort to boost
digital banking and provide
safer ways for carrying out
financial transactions during
the pandemic, more banks
extend waivers for fund
DTI aims to ratify 2021 trade deal
THE Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI)
plans to finish both the ratification process and secure
Senate concurrence the recently signed 15-country
mega-trade deal in 2021.
The 1939 novel Gadsby is the longest book ever published that doesn’t contain the letter ‘e.’
The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer
Santa Claus was given an official pilot’s license in 1927
A Brazilian man was killed in bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him
Agyrophobia is the belief that crossing a street will harm you in some way
Jackie Chan broke twelve concrete blocks with his hand, while keeping the egg he was holding intact.
Before alarm clocks were affordable, there were professional “Knocker Uppers” to wake people up for work.
In the 18th Century, Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin were both defeated at chess by a machine called the Mechanical Turk.
Japanese people use more paper for manga than toilet roll? Most modern Japanese toilets feature bidet washing facilities rather than toilet paper.
Kakorrhaphiophobia is the Fear of failure.
Chrometophobia is the Fear of money.
The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
“Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
All polar bears are left handed.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH.”
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