September 17, 2014

500T workers in 16 Cebu towns living in poverty


SOME 500,000 workers in northern Cebu who lost their livelihood to super typhoon Yolanda last year are still in vulnerable situations, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.


These workers are among the 5.9 million individuals in the Visayas who lost their livelihood.


“Vulnerable workers are people living near the poverty line or under the poverty line,” said Ivan Qarlsen Ledesma, ILO’s Cebu project coordinator, during a forum at the Philippine Information Agency.




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0

DOH 7 notes increase in measles cases in CV


A TOTAL of 1,387 cases and seven deaths due to measles were reported in Central Visayas for the first eight months of this year, said the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday.


The figure is 1,260 percent higher compared to the same period last year, which only had 102 cases and no fatalities.

But health officials noticed that while majority of cases are children, there is also a spike in measles cases among those ages 21 and above.


Cebu City leads with the most number of measles cases from January to September this year, with 508 cases and one fatality.




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0

Need to search on Google? Try using Cebuano


HAVE you noticed that you can now look something up on Google using Cebuano as search language?


Yes, Cebuano became part of Google’s search language last year, but it took nearly 10 years and a woman whose first language was Filipino before a group of native tongue lovers succeeded in making the language a part of the Internet search engine.


“The effort initially began in 2005, when Google asked volunteers to translate Google interface phrases into Cebuano,” said Jacqueline Siwala, who spearheaded Cebuano language advocates in the project.




Source: Cebu | Sun.Star Online http://ift.tt/14IcC3V

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0