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"
DOLE-7 releases half a million worth of livelihood assistance in Bohol
ADDITIONAL beneficiaries are to start soon with their
business projects after collectively receiving more than
P500,000.00 from the Department in the province of Bohol.
Department of Labo...
Business in limbo as consumers show no confidence: businessman
BUSINESSMAN Rey E.
Calooy said the business sector
is still in wait-and-see stance
while the consumers still
have no confidence because
of Covid-19 resulting to the
collapse of the economy....
Investors in Pag-IBIG get 6.12% dividend
THE Home Development
Mutual Fund (HDMF),
most popularly known as
PagIBIG Fund, has given 6.12
percent dividend to investors
and savers under Modified
PagIBIG 2 (MP2) program.
BIR closes firm in Liloan for P2B deficiency
THE Bureau of Internal
Revenue (BIR) 13 has padlocked the Cebu Grand Dragon Corporation in Liloan,
Cebu last March 19, 2021 and
was assessed of a P2 billion
Atty. Nico L...
Globe’s tower builds on track; secures 495 permits in Jan-Feb
GLOBE’S target of installing 2,000 new towers
this year got a massive support after it secured a total of
495 permits from different
local government units within the first two months of the
Megawide Carbon Market modernization holds groundbreaking
THE Carbon Market
modernization program finally had its groundbreaking
on March 24, 2021after facing delays for two times.
This signals the launch of
the multibillion public-private part...
Unity against Duterte?
unity among the presidentiables to field
one candidate against
the one supported by
President Rodrigo Roa
Duterte. However, the
one key presidentiable
Fearsome Covid-19 at nigh
Many accepted that imposing curfew and forcing
people to go home early at
night would prevent Covid-19
from spreading. However,
people go out during the day.
Is the Covid-19 virus less infecti...
G7 agrees to back expansion of IMF financial firepower
The world’s seven largest advanced economies
have agreed to support the
first expansion of the International Monetary Fund’s
reserves since 2009, a
step meant to help developing countries cope...
Pres. Sergio Osmeña’s appointees in Bukidnon
Don Sergio Suico Osmeña Sr. is the only Cebuano who became the Liberator President and rebuilt
the country by appointing
officials to govern the local government units after
World War 2.
Do medical practicioners need to warn patients on risks?
A reader of Cebu Business Week asked this
writer whether a medical
doctor needs to warn a
patient on the danger of
the operation and the side
effects of the treatment?
Jimmy was rushed...
Health and safety in the workplace. A bane or boon?
Recognizing the accountability of governments and employers
in saving lives at work,
unions all over the world
are calling for the International Labor Organizations (ILO) to designate
Airlines continue to operate flight schedules
AIRLINES have announced they will continue
to operate flight schedules
Cebu Pacific (CEB) said
it will continue to operate its flight schedule, as
planned, for the next thre...
Business name registration pitched 48%
DATA from the Department of Trade and Industry
(DTI) showed that business
name registration, the first
step in starting a single proprietorship business, during
the pandemic year 2020
TESDA launches agribusiness program for OFWs
THE Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA) said it
has launched a program to
train repatriated overseas
workers in agribusiness.
At the launch on March
E-commerce seen to rise due to digital payments
CONSUMERS have experienced convenience on their
financial transactions during
the pandemic. It is expected to
heighten electronic commerce
Dan Wolbert, Visa...
VCMC undergoes rebranding
Medical Center is undergoing
a rebranding as well as a revamp in its entire operations.
Dr. Giselle Gaviola,
VCMC business development
executive said that the project...
DOF supports PDIC charter changes
THE Department of Finance (DOF) is supporting
the proposed measure seeking to increase the deposit
insurance coverage provided
for by the Philippine Deposit
Insurance Corp. (PDIC) and
Cebu City welcomes Spanish navy ship
MAYOR Edgardo C. Labella marked a historic weekend by welcoming to Cebu
City the captain and crew
of the Spanish Royal Navy
training ship Juan Sebastian
Elcano led by Captain Santiago de Colsa....
Mayor to give fund aid to senior citizens
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo
C. Labella has signed an executive order giving financial
assistance to senior citizens
at P1,000 a month or a total
of P3,000 for the month of
January, February and Ma...
Labella, Rama lead simulation of vaccination
MAYOR Edgardo C. Labella and Vice Mayor Michael Rama have led the
simulation exercise at the
gym of Lourdes Shrine,
Punta Princesa, Cebu City
for the Covid-19 vaccination of the Cebu City Gover...
Ermita chief backs Carbon modernization
Mark Miral of Ermita, Cebu
City said that development is
good for the city government
and its people; hence, he is
supporting the modernization of Carbon Public Market
Espina urges vaccination vs. Covid-19
A RESERVED general
of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines (AFP) urged
the people to be vaccinated
against Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) so the economy will be reopened completely.
Guardo inspects Mabolo asphalting project
Guardo inspected the newly
finished asphalting project
of Mayor Edgar C. Labella
in Sitio Holy Name, Mabolo, Cebu City which is one
of the city’s massive asphalt
projects in a...
Bohol SP allows Yap to borrow up to P2 billion
THE 28th Sangguniang
Panlalawigan (SP) of Bohol has given its go signal to
Governor Arthur Yap to avail
of the Omnibus Term Loan
Facility (OTLF)/Credit Line
of the Land Bank of the Philippines...
Yap orders resort’s foam party dropped
BOHOL Gov. Arthur
Yap has directed the mayor
of Panglao to order a resort
there to drop plans to hold a
Yap said Alamanza Resort has no accreditation
from the Department of...
PH apprehensive over huge Chinese ‘fishing fleet’
THE Philippines has
called on China to withdraw
more than 200 ships allegedly encroaching upon its territorial waters in the South
Photos released by the
Philippine coast gua...
US Defense Secretary meets Afghan president
UNITED States Defense
Secretary Lloyd Austin met
Afghan President Ashraf
Ghani in an surprise visit
to Kabul on Sunday, as US
reviews the peace process
there and its intended troop
UAE to test cloud-busting drones to enhance rainfall
DRONES that fly into
clouds, giving them an electric shock to “cajole them”
into producing rain, are
about to be tested in the
United Arab Emirates.
The country already uses
Trump plans social media comeback
FORMER US President
Donald Trump will soon return to social media “with his
Jason Miller, Trump’s
adviser, has said he believes
“ we’re going to see President
AVAIL OF TAX AMNESTY: BIR
THE Bureau of Internal
Revenue (BIR) 13 urged the
people to avail of the estate
tax amnesty and not wait for
the fast-approaching deadline on June 14, 2021.
Atty. Isaac “Jun” Darcera
Consumers must not pay for Bantayan power cost: advocate
THE power cost in Bantayan Island, Cebu using a
private plant to supply electricity to Bantayan Electric
Cooperative (BANELCO) is a
classic case of stranded cost
from imprudent forecasting,
October becomes Cooperative Month
THE House of Representatives has passed a bill into
law declaring every October
of the year as Cooperative
Month to recognize the importance of cooperativism.
Rep. Sabeniano “Ben”
DOLE: ‘no vaccine, no work policy,’ illegal
WORKERS in the private sector, who refuse or fail
to be vaccinated against the
COVID-19 virus should not be
discriminated in their workplaces.
The advisory issued by
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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