• 14August
    A Seminar on Trade Union Administration, ALU-CVR Conference Room, 14 August 2018
  • 15August
    Selected Local Unions, A seminar on Values Formation, 15 August 2018
  • 17August
    A Seminar on Trade Union Fundamentals, ALU-CVR Conference Room, 17 August 2018
  • 18August
    Tagluno HBC Workers Union - ALU Leadership Training, 18 August 2018
  • 05September
    A seminar on CBA Negotiation,05 September 2018 at Cebu City


16 August 2018
DOLE open to proposed 14-mo pay
The labor department has expressed openness to a proposal in the Senate for the grant of 14th month pay to employees in the private sector. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said DOLE will consult with labor and management and consider both their interests, as well as consider the impact of the proposal to the countrys economic stability. The President is consulting with our economic advisers. We at DOLE are also consulting with both the labor and management on the feasibility of the 14 month pay to workers. In other words, there is willingness and openness in the proposal for the 14 month pay, Bello said.
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15 August 2018
Only 40 percent of SRP items hike prices DTI
The Department of Trade and Industry on Tuesday said that 40 percent of items or SKUs (shelf keeping units) under the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) list have increased prices contrary to what a consumer advocacy group had claimed that it was as much as 113 percent hike. In a statement, DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Product Group Ruth Castelo said their computation showed that only 84 out of the 209 SKUs increased their prices and 125 remained stable. This comprises only 40 percent, contrary to the 70-113 percent alleged by Laban Konsyumer, Inc., said Castelo.
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10 August 2018
Jobs Jobs Jobs offers 10,000 vacancies nationwide -Villar
More than 10,000 job vacancies await jobseekers as the nationwide Jobs, Jobs, Jobs caravan under the government’s infrastructure program Build, Build, Build- kicks off on Sunday. Job openings will be offered by different employers and contractors from the construction sectors, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said. We invited employers and contractors from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) who handle Build Build Build projects. Representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will also be present, Villar said.
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8 August 2018
National ID system okay with 73percent of Pinoys SWS
Seven out of 10 Filipinos are supportive of the national ID system, a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed. Asked Sa pangkalahatan, sumasang-ayon po ba kayo o hindi sumasang ayon sa pagkakaroon ng national ID system sa Pilipinas, 73 percent of respondents said they approve (46 percent approve, and 27 percent somewhat approve). Eighteen percent, meanwhile, said they disapprove (8 percent strongly disapprove, 10 percent somewhat disapprove).
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8 August 2018
July inflation boosts rate hike odds
INFLATION surged faster than market expectations in July to clock a fresh multi year high, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday, increasing the odds of an aggressive interest rate hike from the central bank on Thursday. The PSA reported a 5.7percent inflation rate in July, picking up for the seventh consecutive month on a year on year basis. It was also the fifth straight month that inflation pierced the central bank’s 2-4percent full year target average. Julys pace was faster than the 5.2percent recorded in June and 2.4percent in July 2017.
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31 July 2018
Tomas Accusation vs Cadungog shows police may have hand in Metro Cebu killings
THE attempts of police officials to turn the tables on former Barangay Captain Jessielou Cadungog only showed one thing: The police may have a hand in the killings in Metro Cebu. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena who expressed disgust over moves of local police officials to put a spin on the attempt on the life of Cadungog, now councilor of Tejero. The police are very much involved in these crimes. I suspect that is whats happening now in the city, he told reporters. I dont know what I m going to do and I m taking a stand here. I m just stating what I see, speaking clearly with a clear conscience but the police right now, they don’t look good, he added.
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