Over 21K jobs up for grabs

Over 21,000 overseas and local jobs will initially be offered at the online job fair on Dec. 10 and 11, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III urged jobseekers to take


‘Apply for agricultural free patent’

Farmers who want to avail of the government’s agricultural free patent program have until the end of the month to file their application at all Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) nationwide. According to the Land Management Bureau (LMB)


BOC seizes live fish from Taiwan

The Bureau of Customs reported that its Mactan, Cebu sub-port, recently seized 14 kilograms (kgs) of live fish from Taiwan. In a statement, the BOC said the shipment, that lacked the required Import Clearance from the Bureau of Fisheries and


Only 35K househelpers have written contracts

A government survey showed that only 35,455 of more than 1.4 million kasambahay or household service workers (HSWs) have a signed contract with their employers. The Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Statistics Authority conducted the survey last


‘No need for Bayanihan 3’

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III discounted the need for another stimulus measure, citing the plan to use unused Bayanihan to Recover as One Act and national budget allocations. During the virtual briefing of the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee Thursday,


Unemployment eases to 8.7% in October

The country’s unemployment rate has eased to single-digit in October, coming from a high of 17.7 percent in April and 10 percent in July. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday that the number of unemployed Filipinos in October slowed down


Tourism workers to get aid

The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday encouraged displaced tourism workers in the formal and informal sectors to avail of the financial assistance and emergency employment program of the government. Through Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001 signed by DOLE Secretary


DFA: Over 277K OFWs repatriated

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has, so far, repatriated some 277,320 distressed overseas Filipinos since the coronavirus pandemic struck. Since it began its Covid-related repatriation efforts in February 2020, at least 86,413 sea-based overseas Filipinos and 190,907 land-based Filipinos

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Bacolod Council pushes PPAN implementation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution adopting the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Tuesday.          The resolution authored by Councilor Claudio Puevetevella said Section 15, Article II

OCD-6 urges strict enforcement of 4-km Permanent Danger Zone

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the Civil Defense 6 wants the strict enforcement of the 4-kilometer Permanent Danger Zone surrounding Kanlaon volcano, following its phreatic eruption on June 3. OCD-6 regional director Raul Fernandez yesterday said that there

Latest Citadines property launched in Bacolod City

The Ascott Limited successfully opened its latest property on June 14 with a festive event themed “Sinadya: Celebrating the Opening of Citadines Bacolod City.” The ceremony, with its Masskara theme, successfully captured the lively spirit of Bacolod’s renowned festivals, and

Additional DPWH district engineering office for NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental now has an additional district engineering office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed on June 13 Republic Act No. 12002, creating the Negros Occidental Fifth District

Yulo hopeful NIR fully operational by 2025

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following approval of the creation of the Negros Island Region, Negros Occidental Rep. Emilio Bernardino Yulo is hopeful that the new administrative region will be fully operational in 2025. “We can hope that by 2025, we

3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros semifinal cast set

Five teams advanced to the next round of the 3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros after games played yesterday at the Willy and Nolita Au Court, Bacolod Tay Tung High School. In the 17 and under category, Acster BTTHS drubbed C &C