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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, February 16, 2012
Consultation needed over order
for drivers, fare collectors: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayasstill has to consult with the transport industry before the implementation of the department order issued by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on the employment and work conditions of conductors and drivers.

Ponciano Ligutom, DOLE regional director saidthe department order has to be implemented throughout the country but Western Visayas still has to meet with the transport group to discuss the rules.

He said the order provides that wages of drivers and conductors are performance-based and  must be fixed. It means  that they will receive not less the minimum wage plus their commission, based on their “road performance,” he added.

BFAR to tackle
‘hulbot-hulbot’ ban

The total ban on “hulbot-hulbot,” a fishing vessel using Danish Seine fishing gear is among the issues to be discussed by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director  Asis Perez during the 4th Visayan Sea Summit set in Iloilo City tomorrow, a government press release said.

The use of the “hulbot-hulbot” is prohibited within a certain area as defined under Republic Act 8550 known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, the press release said.

But there is a plan to totally ban “hulbot-hulbot”, considering that it is “detrimental to the habitat of fishes and other aquatic resources.

Shop offers
Australian wines

Cellar Fine Wine and Liquor at Balay Quince, 15th and Lacson Street launched a range of Australian Wines from Taylors’ Vinyard in Clare Valley, Australia recently, a press release from the company  said.

Guests were treated to seven varieties from the Taylors Estate Range and the Taylors’ Promised Land Range.

Taylors’ wines have been in the industry for more than three decades.

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