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August 30, 2013


  • CSC grants emergency leave for govt workers in calamity-hit areas
  • Cebu joins nationwide protest vs corruption
  • PhilHealth now covers bilateral cataract surgery
  • Feature: Keep your family safe: Don't refill butane canisters with LPG

CSC grants emergency leave for govt workers in calamity-hit areas

BY FERLIZA CALIZAR-CONTRATISTA



CEBU CITY, August 28 (PIA)--- Civil Service Commission (CSC) is granting emergency leave for government workers in areas directly affected by natural calamities and disasters.


In a press release sent to Philippine Information Agency, CSC said it will grant an emergency leave for five days for all state employees who are directly affected by recent natural calamities. READ MORE

Top officials from the Police Regional Office (PRO -7) led by P/Supt. Edward E. Carranza (center, first row) along with Police Directors from CPPO, CCPO, MCPO and LLCPO compose the panel of discussants during the Talakayan sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) forum at the Police Media Center, PRO -7 Headquarters, Cebu City, with PIA -7 ARD Fayette C. Rinen and Wen Celen of DYMR-Radyo ng Bayan moderating the forum. (VVV/PIA Cebu)


Cebu joins nationwide protest vs corruption

CEBU CITY, August 27 (PIA) --- Nearly 3,000 Cebuanos joined the rally at Plaza Independencia yesterday calling for the abolition of the controversial “pork barrel” fund.


Protesters clad in white shirts crowded the plaza a little after 10:00 AM as they filled the air with their anti-pork barrel chants. READ MORE

PhilHealth now covers bilateral cataract surgery

BY: JUJU MANUBAG-EMPUERTO


CEBU CITY, August 27 (PIA) --- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) now covers bilateral cataract surgery.


This is offered under two separate packages at a case rate of P16,000 each, according to Atty. Karisma Agraviador, Chief of Philhealth’s Public Relations Office.


The package is inclusive of coverage for facility or hospital charges at P9,600 and professional fee charges at P6,400 that is paid to the health care institution, she added. READ MORE

(L-R, upper right photo) CITOM Director Atty. Christopher Yap and Alay Lakad Exec. Director Steve Norman M. Tan as guests during the Kapihan sa PIA forum on Alay Lakad, an "Annual Walk for a Cause 2013" to be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013, 6:00 am at Imus Road to SM Northwing Parking Area. The forum was aired live at DYMR-Radyo ng Bayan from 10:00am - 11:00am. (VVV/PIA Cebu)


Feature: Keep your family safe: Don't refill butane canisters with LPG

BY: RACHELLE M. NESSIA


Portable gas stoves are becoming more and more popular in households across Visayas. This is particularly true for butane camping stoves which are designed for use during outdoor activities like camping. Due to its portability, these camping stoves are now becoming a fixture in many kitchens in the region.

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), butane camping stoves use butane gas as fuel that is sold in 250-gram net capacity. The gas is sold in canisters made of tin metal sheet with no welded joints. Pure butane gas is similar to the gas content that you can find in disposable lighters. READ MORE


Cebu Hotline Number to report suspicious behavior of tourists is 0926-773-2762

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