City Hall housing ordinance

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The City Sanggunian is now proposing a house ordinance to provide decent shelter to govern ment employees who are still renting.

Councilor Manuel Patrimonio observed that there are several employees who do not own homes or lots to build their houses yet, and many are just renting, thus [he sees] the need to alleviate their condition. Under his proposed ordinance, Patrimonio said [some portions of the] lands which the city government purchased or is going to purchase can also be utilized as housing sites for regular/permanent employees. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)

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By Jennifer C. Tilos

The management of Silliman University (SU) and its staff union have signed a two-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in the spirit of mutual understanding that focuses on finding ways to respond to the economic challenges.

SU Administration represented by Atty. Karissa T. Maxino as panel chief negotiator and Vcpierre Calunsag of Silliman University Staff Association (SUSA) representing the 156 workforce entered into a CBA for the period from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021. Maxino disclosed that SUSA understood the admin’s position to negotiate within the tenets of affordability, sustainability, and with due respect to the fragility of the university.

Pres. Duterte visits wake
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Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the wake of the four policemen killed by members of New People’s Army (NPA) at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Sibulan town on July 20.

Pres. Duterte arrived at Camp Francisco Fernandez at 9:10 p.m. accompanied by Sec. Martin Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, and Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to offer his condolences and extend aid to the families of PCpl. Relebert Beronio, Pat. Raffy Callao, Pat. Roel Cabellon, and Pat. Marquino De Leon. Duterte honored the fallen policemen by conferring them the Order of Lapu-lapu with the Rank of Kalasag posthumous award to their families. Aside from this, the President also talked to the families of each soldier and extended cash assistance worth P250,000.