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Christmas in Lent: Roxas to give P4B for survivors

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Christmas came during Lent for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group seeks P300 monthly increase in pay of domestic helpers

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A workers’ group is calling for an increase in the salary of domestic helpers in Western Visayas by P10 a day, or P300 a month.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Wage hike freeze in Western Visayas hit

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The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in Negros Occidental on Thursday said it was strongly opposing the moratorium on the implementation of the P10 wage increase in areas of Western Visayas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan).

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DSWD resumes cash dole in ‘Yolanda’-lashed Capiz

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has resumed the distribution of cash handouts to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the 16 towns and one city of Capiz province in Western Visayas.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P10 wage hike suspended in Western Visayas areas hit by ‘Yolanda’

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) agreed on Monday to suspend the implementation of the recent P10-wage hike in Western Visayas but only in areas affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), said Ponciano Ligutom, Department of Labor and Employment regional director.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH needs P41B for first phase of ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph/)

The Philippine government will be needing close to P41 billion to start the first phase of the rehabilitation in areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), said Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDRRMC officials hard-pressed in counting casualties

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Sixteen days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” pummeled the Visayas, the government is still hard-pressed in collating the latest death toll and other figures regarding the trail of devastation left by one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Western Visayas: 500,000 remain in evacuation centers

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As national attention focused on the devastation in Tacloban City brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” more than half a million persons remain in evacuation centers in Western Visayas, desperately needing food, water and shelter.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Search and rescue, power, telco services restoration top priority

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P10 wage hike measly and an insult, say Western Visayas labor groups

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Labor groups in Western Visayas have decried the mandated P10 increase in the daily minimum wage in the region as “measly and a big insult.”

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

West Visayas workers get P10 daily wage hike

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 6 granted on Saturday a P10-a day wage increase to workers in Western Visayas.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Malacañang sa Sugbo’ among 25 structures declared unsafe in Cebu City

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Henry Espinosa, chief security of the Palace of Justice in Cebu City, points at a huge hole and cracks on the wall in one of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after the October 15 earthquake. ADOR VINCENT S. MAYOL/CDN

The Palace of Justice, the Central Visayas regional office of the Commission on Human Rights and the “Malacañang sa Sugbu” have been cordoned off and declared off limits after structural engineers determined they had been rendered unsafe by the October 15 earthquake.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Give pork barrel to relief–senators

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Some Senate leaders have proposed realigning pork barrel funds to relief and rehabilitation efforts in disaster-stricken areas like Western Visayas, Central Luzon and Zamboanga City.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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