Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Radio reporter ambushed in Davao

MANILA, Philippines – A radio broadcaster was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mati City, Davao Oriental Tuesday afternoon, police said. Nestor Libaton, 45, a reporter for dxHM-Diocesan News, was killed while on board a motorcycle with another reporter, identified as Eldon Cruz, at around 2 p.m. Cruz was not hurt in the incident. Police have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting. Senior Supt. Perpetou Macion of the Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office said investigations are ongoing. -- Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Davao

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Job fairs, protests held on Labor Day


Lines were long at a job fair in Baguio on Tuesday but those who wanted to gain employment endured the wait.
“Gusto ko kasi talaga ‘yung stable na trabaho. Mahirap ‘yung pahinto-hinto eh,” said Anselmo Mintar Jr., one of the applicants. Out of over 3,000 applicants, nearly 700 were hired on the spot.
The Labor Department and ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro also held a job fair.
Among those who joined the long lines was Emmanuel Ravidas.
He is determined to get a new job after his wife gave birth, saying his salary is not enough for their daily needs.
In Davao City, Jeaneth Puno, a teacher, applied to become a receptionist in Dubai.
She was among those who were hired on the spot.
In Iloilo, a job fair offered free hair cuts, massages and check-ups.
Meanwhile, demonstrations were also held in the provinces to protest against government's labor policies.
Protesters in Cebu threw tomatoes and stomped on a photo of President Benigno Aquino III.
They said government is not prioritizing the welfare of workers.
In General Santos City, militants held a noise barrage in front of the office of the Labor Department. Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News