May 1 pay rules issued
The Department of Labor and Employment has released the pay rules for May 1, declared a regular holiday through Proclamation 295, issued by President Benigno Aquino III, its press release said.
Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz of the DOLE has urged employers in the private sector to bear at heart the welfare and protection of workers by observing the pay rules and other general labor standards for the regular holiday, a press release from the department said.
If May 1 falls on an employee's regular workday and the day is worked, the employee is entitled to 200 percent of his or basic wage on the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate for work in excess of eight hours. If un-worked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of the regular daily rate, provided s/he was present, or was on leave with pay, on April 30, the press release said.
Church, city hope for more homes
for victims of flood in Dumaguete
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Leaders of the local Roman Catholic Church and the city government of Dumaguete yesterday said they want a sustained partnership to provide homes for families left homeless by flood incidents.
Earlier, outgoing Bishop John Du of the Diocese of Dumaguete, and Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria led the groundbreaking and blessing of the project site in Barangay Bajumpandan, where 58 low-cost houses will initially be built through funds from the Catholic Church.
The city's counterpart is the lot on which the houses will be built. The 5,000 square-meter lot already has 60 other low-cost houses, funded by the national government also for typhoon and flood victims, Sagarbarria said.