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#AyokongMagmahal: Students lead walkout to oppose tuition increase

Feb 29, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Filipino youth from various universities and colleges in Metro Manila join the 'walkout' protest to denounce impending increase of tuition and other school fees and revival of mandatory ROTC

PROTEST. Students from different universities in Metro Manila take part in the nationwide protest on Friday, February 28 to oppose the impending tuition and other school fee increase. Photo by Kristine Vega

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Western Visayas workers get P30-minimum wage increase

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The wage order is expected to take effect in late November or early December

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. Workers load harvested sugar cane onto a truck in the central Philippine island of Negros. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Teacher-lawmaker seeks 'substantial' salary hike for public school educators

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:51 PM

'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Increased toll for SCTEX to start June 14

Jun 08, 2019 - 2:20 PM

An additional P0.51 per kilometer will be collected

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Photo from SCTEX website.

Militant groups demand pay hike, crackdown on illegal Chinese workers on Labor Day

May 01, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Protesters in Bacolod City burn the effigy of President Duterte depicted as Sauron, the dark lord in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Militant groups in Negros Occidental join the nationwide Labor Day protests on May 1, 2019. Photo by by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Police fire tear gas as protesters rally in Sudan capital

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Protesters urge Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to step down amid rising prices of bread and violent crackdown on opposition

RESIGN. President Omar al-Bashir is in hot water amid high prices of bread and increasing violence in protests. Photo from Shutterstock


Mimaropa workers get wage increase

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The wage increase takes effect on November 27 as ordered by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, which cited the need to 'help workers cope with rising cost of living'

P25 minimum wage hike in Metro Manila approved

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The amount is way lower than the proposed P334-increase by labor group ALU-TUCP, one of the petitioners

WAGE HIKE. An additional P25 will be given to Metro Manila minimum wage workers. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Diokno: 'Let's not push for higher wages' amid high inflation

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno sees inflation as a 'transitory' event, and not necessarily a good basis to adjust wages

INCREASE WAGES. A protester holds a placard calling for a national minimum wage. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Metro Manila workers expect at least P20 minimum wage hike in October

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:02 AM

But labor groups say the P20 per day increase is a measly amount and not enough to help workers cope with the rising prices of goods

HIKE. The labor department announced that Metro Manila minimum wage earners will soon have a pay hike. Rappler file photo

Now it's UV operators asking LTFRB P1-per-kilometer fare increase

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:32 PM

In a supplemental petition, operators of the shuttle service cite high fuel prices for the proposed increase in fares

FARE HIKE. Shuttle service UV Express operators ask regulators for a provisional fare increase. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Labor group pushes for wage increase amid higher prices

May 25, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Partido Manggagawa says a majority of wage earners 'gained nothing' from the tax reform law and ended up 'devastatingly hit' by inflation

HIGHER PRICES. In this file photo, a protester holds a placard with a slogan "Train to Gutom," alluding to higher prices brought by the effects of the tax reform law. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler


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May 11, 2018 - 10:54 AM

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Labor groups seek wage hike for Central Visayas

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One petition is for an across-the-board daily wage increase of P155.80, while another petition wants an increase of P120

Baguio taxi fare hike too steep? Commuters launch online petition

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:31 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB in the Cordillera requires taxis to shell out for a global navigational satellite system, Wi-Fi, CCTV with continuous recording of the past 72 hours, dashboard camera, and online digital platforms

FARE HIKE. The flag-down rate of Baguio cabs remain at P35, but the per-kilometer rate has gone up since March 1, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

No fare hike due to new taxes until March – LTFRB

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it will consult with the National Economic and Development Authority on a 'justifiable' fare increase

House OKs on 3rd reading pay hike for cops, soldiers

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The lowest-ranked uniformed personnel will see a nearly 100% increase in their basic salaries should the measure turn into law

SALARY HIKE SOON? Police, soldiers, and other uniformed services might just see a salary hike by January 2018. Malacanang file photo

[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Our electricity bills would likely increase not because of a coal tax but because coal will become more expensive in the years to come relative to renewable energy

LOOK: House OKs pay hike for soldiers, cops on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The measure covers other uniformed personnel as well, such as the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority

PAY HIKE SOON? The House approves on 2nd reading a resolution that would increase the base pay of uniformed personnel in the military, police, and other agencies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

8 office organization tips for better productivity

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Can't seem to get things done? Here's how you can change your environment to improve your work habits

Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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May 30, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Tuition, fees increases in 268 colleges and universities approved by CHED

May 29, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The most number of higher education institutions with approved tuition and fee increases are in Metro Manila Southern Luzon and Central Luzon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Filipinos' growing concern: avoiding being a crime victim – survey

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:28 AM

This is an 8 percentage point jump from 30 the year before In 2015 Filipinos were least concerned about avoiding being a victim of a crime

Police clash with Mexico gas protesters, gunfire erupts

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED President Enrique Peña Nieto uses a nationally televised New Year s address late Thursday January 5 to defend the increase again

PROTESTS. A vandalized gas station sits abandoned following protests, on January 4, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. On January 1, 2017, the Mexican Federal Government deregulated gas prices and consumers saw costs jump as much as 20% at the pumps. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP

ACTO files 'neglect of duty' complaint vs LTFRB officials

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

ACTO says the LTFRB is taking too long to act on its appeals causing inconvenience to operators and the general commuting public

Duterte poised to reject SSS pension hike

Jan 01, 2017 - 3:15 PM

I promised that it would come your way before the year ends I’m very sorry but that’s how it is I do not own the money says President Rodrigo Duterte

OFWs in South Korea to benefit from 2017 pay hike

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:18 PM

The minimum wage come 2017 will increase to KRW 6 470 or P268 73 per hour from KRW 6 030 or P250 46 per hour a 7 3 climb

Briones: We need to recognize more teachers

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The Philippines celebrates National Teachers Month from September 5 to October 5

RECOGNIZE TEACHERS. Grade two pupils at the President Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City, during the start of classes 2016-17. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte: After military, teachers next in line for salary hike

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The President says he wants to raise the salaries of teachers but does not explain where he will get the funds

File photo by AFP

Minimum wages go up in Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley

May 01, 2016 - 2:29 PM

All minimum wages in the country will thus be higher than the poverty threshold says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

California raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Labor advocates say the increase will help millions of families but some lawmakers warn it will only hurt the job market

epa05019836 Hundreds of low wage and minimum wage workers and activists demonstrate outside of a McDonalds fast food restaurant demanding an increase to the minimum wage to 15 US dollars an hour in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 10 November 2015. Workers across the United States held protest in a national day of action to raise the minimum wage. EPA/MIKE NELSON

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

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Feb 19, 2016 - 7:26 PM

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Academy vows to double women, minority members by 2020

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The Academy wants to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

THE OSCARS. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences promises reforms to diversify membership. Screengrab from Facebook/TheAcademy

Poe vs Comelec, approved PH bills, ISIS Android app | 12PM wRap

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Senior citizens: 'We can't afford medication without SSS pension hike'

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:50 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s rejection of the proposed social security pension increase affects about 2 million retirees

Fascade of SSS Main office in Quezon City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

PH military says EDCA to address capability gaps

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

One of the weakest militaries in Asia the Philippines has embarked on a modest modernization program to improve its deterrence capabilities

4 important questions to ask your boss this year

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Here are some things you should consider asking if you re aiming for greater heights this year

Tatad to SC, police salary increase, US gun control | 12PM wRap

Jan 05, 2016 - 12:29 PM

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DOLE approves P5 to P12 wage increase in Bicol region starting December 25

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The new rates apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector regardless of their position

File photo by Rappler

Minimum wage in Central Luzon up by P15

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Wage earners in Aurora have a slightly higher increase of P20

WAGE HIKE. The P15-increase is good news for minimum wage earners in Central Luzon. File photo by Rappler

Indonesia increases airport security after terror threat, Paris attacks

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:19 AM

Elite anti terror police and military personnel had already been deployed to the main airport serving Jakarta as a security measure after the Paris attacks

SECURITY. An Indonesian police officer and airport security personnel check passengers at Jakarta's International airport in Cengkareng on the outskirts of Jakarta on November 25. Photo by AFP

Salary increase, Duterte on presidency, Myanmar elections | 6PM wRap

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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Congressmen in double time: Gov't salary hike must be ready Jan 1

Nov 11, 2015 - 3:17 PM

House Bill 6268 passes the committee level on Wednesday and might be approved on final reading the same day if congressmen will show up at plenary

SSL 4. The measure is expected to be implemented by January 1, 2016.

Gov't salary hike ready in time for 2016 – congressmen

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Congress intends to pass the new Salary Standardization Law around the same time as the 2016 budget

WAGE HIKE. Government workers' salaries would soon increase should the law be passed.

Can you help 'displaced' UP Diliman students?

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:21 AM

The University Student Council in coordination with MovePH provides a mechanism to receive these donations that will help address the short term needs of the affected students