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Mandaue City allows employees to wear uniform based on preferred gender

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no stopping Mandaue City Hall employees from expressing their gender preference, even in their office uniforms. This as the city’s Uniform Committee has allowed employees to choose their uniforms according to the gender that they identify themselves with. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive assistant to Mayor Jonas Cortes and […] The post Mandaue City allows employees to wear uniform based on preferred gender appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 16th, 2020

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Santander mayor to require use of face shields starting Sept. 1

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting September 1,2020,  employees and visitors of the different municipal and barangay offices in Santander in southern Cebu will be required to wear face shields on top of their face masks. The policy will also apply to all vendors and shoppers in this fourth class municipality that is located about 134 […] The post Santander mayor to require use of face shields starting Sept. 1 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Infected Mandaue city hall employees now at 6

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The number of infected Mandaue city hall employees have risen to 6 today, Jan. 25, 2020. The latest employee found positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worked at the City Legal Office (CLO). Read: 72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation Five City Engineer’s Office workers […] The post Infected Mandaue city hall employees now at 6 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue City Hall employees warned: No gadgets, K-dramas, movies during work hours

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The use of social media sites, games, watching movies and K-drama series by Mandaue city hall and other government employees is strictly prohibited during office hours.  In the memorandum dated January 21, 2021, Lawyer Jamaal James Calipayan, city’s administrator, reminded city employees of the restrictions on working hours, the use of […] The post Mandaue City Hall employees warned: No gadgets, K-dramas, movies during work hours appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation

MANDAUE CITY, Philippine – The 72 employees from the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and Office of the Building Official (OBO) here who are close contacts of the employee from the engineering department who tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have already undergone swab tests and are now undergoing home isolation. Lawyer John Eddu […] The post 72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Mandaue forms COVID-19 vaccine board

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government has formed a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine board to ensure an orderly and smooth inoculation program once the vaccine arrives. Mayor Jonas Cortes said the committee is tasked to ensure an orderly appropriation of the vaccine to the 27 barangays according to priority sectors. Based on […] The post Mandaue forms COVID-19 vaccine board appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Mandaue traffic personnel undergo surprise drug test

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Personnel from the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) underwent a surprise drug test on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) administered the drug test of 200 out of the 244 personnel of TEAM. The 200 personnel were selected through a computer-based random-date generator. “I gathered them first for a […] The post Mandaue traffic personnel undergo surprise drug test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Gullas admits to being a ‘close contact’ of COVID-positive individual

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas is asking asking his constituents to remain vigilant and to always wear their face masks. In a Facebook post this Monday morning, January 11, 2021, Gullas said that the use of a face mask saved him from the infection. He admitted that he became a […] The post Gullas admits to being a ‘close contact’ of COVID-positive individual appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Lapu-based Japanese businessman accused of physical abuse

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – A Japanese businessman in Lapu-Lapu City took an audience with Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on Thursday, January 7, 2021, after one of his employees accused him of physical abuse. Masashi Nataga owns a restaurant and a travel and tour business and has been living in the city for 16 years already. […] The post Lapu-based Japanese businessman accused of physical abuse appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Face masks a must for Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown participants – former SFI chief

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Since the Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown is being done in the new normal, participants in the event scheduled on January 17 should wear face masks all throughout their performance. Ricky Ballesteros, former executive director of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) and an event organizer, said this during the Sinulog 2021 virtual […] The post Face masks a must for Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown participants – former SFI chief appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

JO workers of Lapu-Lapu to get P3K bonus next week

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Job Order employees (JOs) in Lapu-Lapu City are expected to receive P3,000 as bonus next week. This was announced by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan during the flag raising ceremony this morning, January 4, 2021. Read: Chan: P34M for Lapu-Lapu gov’t workers’ bonus According to Chan that this is based on […] The post JO workers of Lapu-Lapu to get P3K bonus next week appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Cebu militants hold Bonifacio Day protest

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Members of a Cebu-based militant group will converge at the Fuente Osmeña Circle in Cebu City this morning, November 30, to remind the Duterte administration of the need to already address the “many issues confronting the nation.” But in compliance with health and safety protocols, the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP)-Cebu, […] The post Cebu militants hold Bonifacio Day protest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Quezon City opens shelter for abuse survivors

The Quezon City government yesterday opened a shelter for survivors of gender-based violence, particularly women, children and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Davao region posts 92 new COVID-19 cases

DAVAO CITY – The number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Davao region has reached over 1,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) Davao Center for Health Development reported 92 new cases on Friday, October 23. Based on the COVID-10 Regional Case Bulletin, the region now has 1,012 active cases. “Of these new cases, 76 are from Davao City, six are from Davao del Norte, five are from Davao del Sur, two are from Davao de Oro, two are from Davao Oriental, and one from Davao Occidental,” the DOH said. On Thursday, eight children were among the 107 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The youngest was a one-year-old girl from Barangay Panacan here. The DOH also reported five deaths on Friday. Four of these were from Davao City, and one from Davao del Norte. Meanwhile, 62 recoveries were reported bringing to 3,306 the total number of recorded recoveries. The DOH said the recoveries included 38 patients from Davao City, 10 from Davao del Norte, nine from Davao del Sur, three from Davao de Oro, and two from Davao Oriental. Davao City currently has the most number of active cases with 750. The city has also recorded a total of 3,002 COVID-19 cases, 2,121 recoveries and 131 deaths. Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte signed on Thursday, October 22, Executive Order No. 56, which ordered the adoption of other alternative work arrangements in public and private offices until December 31. The EO noted that there was a “surge of cases in Davao City because of the innumerable allowed essential activities during the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). “Several offices and establishments have seen a clustering of cases spreading the infection to the household of the employees,” it said. “There is a need for massive reduction of individuals inside offices and establishments to ensure that overcrowding, mass gathering and socialization are continuously prohibited,” it added. Among the alternative work arrangements proposed were skeleton workforce, work-from-home and staggered working hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

EO No. 44 ‘indefinitely suspends” sea travels from Samboan town

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU – The municipality of Samboan has announced the “indefinite suspension” of all sea travels that would originate from the different ports in this southern Cebu town starting this Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The suspension order was based on Executive Order No. 44 that was signed by Mayor Emerito Calderon as a means […] The post EO No. 44 ‘indefinitely suspends” sea travels from Samboan town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Mandaue logs 17 new cases, 10 recoveries in lates COVID-19 update

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Seventeen new cases were added to Mandaue City’s tally of coronavirus disease cases based on the city’s latest report released on Wednesday night, September 9, 2020. The development raises the city’s count of active cases to 188. In the city’s latest COVID-19 update, the new cases in the city are from […] The post Mandaue logs 17 new cases, 10 recoveries in lates COVID-19 update appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

DepEd Region III produces student modules addressing gender issues

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 9 (PIA) -- Department of Education (DepEd) has produced a total of 14 School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) modules.A flagship project of DepEd R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Caindec to Cebuanos: Don’t forget to wear face shields

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Make sure to wear your face shields when taking public transportation. Victor Emmanuel Caindec said that the Central Visayas offices of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) will deploy personnel in “strategic areas” in the region starting this Saturday, August 15, to ensure […] The post Caindec to Cebuanos: Don’t forget to wear face shields appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020