MERGE ALL SET. The Bacolod City Government Center is all set for the 120th Independence Day celebration today* (Andy Alvarez photo)


WV wage hike granted
RANGES FROM P13.50 TO P41.50
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Good news for minimum wage earners.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board announced yesterday that the daily minimum wage rates will increase by P13.50 and P41.50 for all types of workers, respectively in the Western Visayas this year.

RTWPB Chair and Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Johnson Cañete announced this yesterday afternoon at the Sugar Workers Development Center in DOLE Compound in Bacolod City, and he said he hopes that it will be implemented in August after it has been screened by the central office. moremoremore


Ma pressing raps vs. son
for brutal slay of 3 siblings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The mother of the three minors who were killed Saturday in Brgy. Marcelo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, is pressing charges against her eldest son, for the deaths of his three siblings, Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, town police chief, said yesterday.

John Mark Melibo, 21, was apprehended by the police on Sunday through the help of barangay residents, a day after he had killed his three younger brothers inside their home, the police said.

Melibo, who was observed to be suffering from mental illness, used a butcher’s knife in killing his brothers, when their parents were not around. moremoremore

 

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4,600 jobs available
in DOLE job fair today
BY MARK L. GARCIA

More than 4,600 job opportunities for Negrenses are available in the Kalayaan, Trabaho, Negosyo, at Kabuhayan job and livelihood fair being held today by the Department of Labor and Employment-6 at the 888 Chinatown Premier Mall in Bacolod City.

DOLE regional director Johnson Cañete said there will be 2,651 local and 1,985 overseas jobs available today during the event that offers opportunities in various industries, like the business process outsourcing, construction, and transportation.

Among these jobs, he said, are customer service representatives, technical support association, heavy equipment mechanic engineers, mechanical, civil, and electrical welders, crane operators, drivers, conductors, and accountants.