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Seattle hikes minimum wage; will others follow?

Hoisting signs, supporters showed support for the passage of increasing the minimum wage in the city to $15 for Seattle employers on Monday, June 2, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. Phased in over the next seven years, Seattle will have the highest minimum wage in America. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)

Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Comelec: Ejercito’s ‘overspending very clear’

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. dismissed claims that politics was behind the disqualification of Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd orders measles watch

Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines for its antimeasles campaign in response to what it described as the “alarming increase” in the number of individuals contracting the highly contagious respiratory disease.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP: It’s all quiet at the campaign front

THE first two days of the campaign for the barangay elections in Cebu were peaceful, according to police officials. Still, chief of directorial staff Senior Supt. Edward Carranza asks all police station chiefs to provide security in all areas where candidates hold campaign activities to maintain peace and order. No election-related incidents were reported so [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »