Cebu PB okays Php30-M for PhilHealth premium for poor constituents

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CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has allocated Php 30 million in the provincial government’s second supplemental budget as partial payment for the previous administration’s arrears in PhilHealth premiums for indigent constituents.

Cebu PB Member Peter Calderon said the legislators passed on first, second and third reading the proposed supplemental budget because of a certificate of urgency from the office of the governor. Read more about Cebu PB okays Php30-M for PhilHealth premium for poor constituents

Philosophy, an Imperative to Education

By Jocelyn S. Samuya, SST-III,Salawagan NHS

Taking the words of Ralph Emerson who said: “Beware when God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk”. How can one philosopher make a difference in education? I was dazed and tongue-tied when my professor in philosophy asked this question.

To do Philosophy is to apply Philosophy. As Philosophy per see is not just the love of wisdom but this love must transcend into its purpose. Thinkers on this planet will help mankind to understand basic truth about the nature of being and thinking. True enough all things are at risk because philosophers are seeking for answers and enlightenment. And on their quest one philosopher could make a difference especially in education. Read more about Philosophy, an Imperative to Education

Ilocos employers told to observe rules for workers’ pay on July 29

By Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY – Director Grace Ursua of the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office 1 (DOLE RO1) called on all employers in the Ilocos to pay their workers right on July 29 which is a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Ftr or the end of the Feast of Ramadan.

President Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 826 which states that “Filipinos should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr to promote cultural understanding and integration.” Read more about Ilocos employers told to observe rules for workers’ pay on July 29

Number of firecracker related injuries down; Iwas paputok campaign gains ground in Camarines Sur

By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

NAGA CITY – Two cases of firecracker-related injuries were recorded at the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) after the Christmas revelry while another case of stray-bullet was placed at the hospital’s registry on the eve of Christmas celebration.

Two hours before Christmas, a 4-year old boy was hit by a “kwitis” on his left leg at Villarey, Pasacao, Camarines Sur while a 14-year old male from San Fernando, Camarines Sur was hurt and wounded when a piccolo exploded at his right index finger. Both were treated and released after being given the necessary first aid and medical attention. Read more about Number of firecracker related injuries down; Iwas paputok campaign gains ground in Camarines Sur

PNoy assures housing assistance to quake-hit families in Bohol

By FAYETTE C. RIÑEN

BOHOL – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured affected families in severely quake-hit towns of Bohol that they will be given the assistance they need to rebuild back their homes by December during a visit here last Thursday.

During a speech at the inauguration of the temporary Abatan Bridge that connects the towns of Cortes and Maribojoc, Pres. Aquino said families in identified priority areas whose houses collapsed or rendered unfit to live in after the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15 would be given housing aid under the Housing Materials Assistance Program (HMAP) of the National Housing Authority (NHA). Read more about PNoy assures housing assistance to quake-hit families in Bohol

Muntinlupa City sends help to Leyte

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government will send at least 30 volunteers to its “adopted” towns of Alangalang and Jaro in Leyte to help in the rehabilitation of communities devastated by typhoon Yolanda.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi and Congressman Rodolfo Biazon will lead some 30 volunteer health, rescue and relief workers contingent to assess the needs of the communities and what can be done right away. Read more about Muntinlupa City sends help to Leyte

DOLE-10 rolls-out 19 computer sets for skills registry implementation

By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 10 has rolled out 19 computer sets to selected local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao to facilitate the fourth wave implementation of the skills registry system (SRS).

SRS is database registry system that links the country’s active labor supply, including information on the skills and qualifications of registrants, with the current local and overseas manpower demand. Read more about DOLE-10 rolls-out 19 computer sets for skills registry implementation

UN launches $301 million appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

by UN Daily News

12 November – The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to
provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers
are labouring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food,
clean water, shelter and basic medicines. Read more about UN launches $301 million appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

GSIS execs enjoy hefty bonuses, teachers suffer poor services and over charges; calls for Vergara’s resignation

The Commission on Audit report on the GSIS’s overcharging amounting to 1.3 billion pesos came as no surprise for the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT).

“It is the main reason why we question the hefty bonuses given to the executives of the Government Social Insurance Services especially that of Mr. Robert Vergara. The problems we are raising during the term of Winston Garcia are still rampant with the current administration. And the worse is that the current executives receives much more as compared of the last administrators,” said Alliance of Concerned Teachers national president Benjie Valbuena. Read more about GSIS execs enjoy hefty bonuses, teachers suffer poor services and over charges; calls for Vergara’s resignation

Coalition Launches People’s Initiative

Coalition Launches People’s Initiative to Get Rid of the Pork Barrel System and a Massive Grassroots Educational Campaign The Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System composed of more than seventy (70) organizations from interfaith, academic, business and civil society organizations today launches a People’s Initiative to propose new legislation to get rid of the […]

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