Weekly e-flyer from Philippine Information Agency Cebu
What's up Cebu?
- 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
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
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