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Woman falls from 4th floor of QC shopping mall

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

An unidentified woman (Photo by: Rafael Pelayo Jr. )

MANILA, Philippines — An unidentified woman is believed to have jumped to her death from the fourth floor of SM City North Edsa, Quezon City, Monday morning.

A salesman who was on the same floor as the victim said he saw the woman minutes before the incident, looking down at the ground floor when she suddenly stepped on a white stool and jumped. The witness ran to stop the victim but was too late.

According to SM City North Edsa the woman was immediately attended to and brought to Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) with the mall’s emergency response team but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The mall’s management is cooperating with local PNP on the ongoing investigation. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Gov’t workers renew calls for monthly pay increase

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Employees from several government agencies in Quezon City staged a protest on Wednesday (August 30) calling for an increase in their monthly salary.

The protest was joined in by workers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the National Food Authority (NFA), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Bureau of Customs (BOC), the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the local government of Quezon City.

According to the group Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE), the government should allow the P16,000 minimum wage for workers in the government and private sector and work to end contractualization as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Sabi niya contractualization has to stop under my administration, ikalawa sinabi niya rin nangako siya na itataas niya ang sahod ng mga pulis, sundalo, at mga guro,” said the group’s national president Ferdinand Gaite.

The group claimed that labor woes have worsened under the Duterte administration. In fact, based on the group’s record, government agencies with the most number of contractual employees at present include DPWH, DOH, DSWD, DA, DOTr, and DepEd.

“Ang Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas Article 13 Section 3 ang sinasabi ang lahat ng manggagawa mapa pribado man o mapapubliko ay dapat tinitiyak na mayroon silang nakabubuhay na sahod o family living wage,” said Gaite.

“Iyong mga contractual gawin na ring regular kasi antagal-tagal na niyan. Patong-patong na nagiging problema ng bansa naiiwanan na yung mga pangako ng ating pangulo,” said Romy Planas, an employee from NFA.

Workers are hoping to hear a positive decision from the administration regarding the matter. – Marje Pelayo (with report from Cathy Maglalang)

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QC to hold mega job fair on Friday, Aug. 31

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018

 

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The Quezon City government is set to hold a mega job fair on Friday (August 31).

Applications will be accepted beginning at 8:30 in the morning until four in the afternoon at the Quezon City Hall.

Twenty-one participating companies are looking for factory workers, technicians, labor workers and team leaders among others.

Interested job seekers are advised to bring extra copies of their resumes, bio-data with recent photo and other requirements.

“So nag-coconduct kami ng job fair  para mabigyan natin ng pagkakataon maghanap ng trabaho yung mga fresh graduates at sa mga grumaduate last year na until now hindi pa rin nakapaghanap ng trabaho,”  QC City Hall client assistant officer Ernan Selga said.

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9th grader nabbed for online drug selling in Quezon City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Authorities on Wednesday (August 22) arrested a Grade 9 student for selling illegal drugs through social media.

18-year-old John Eric del Mundo was caught in the act of transacting illegal substance to a poser-buyer at F. Manalo St., Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon in Quezon City last night.

His regular clients, authorities said, were his classmates and peers who trade online usually on Facebook.

“Ito ang safest way siguro sa kanila. Sa karamihan ng online [transactions], [through] Facebook, sunod-sunod na operation natin,” said PSupt. Louise Benjie Tremor, QCPD Station 10 Commander.

Arrested along with Del Mundo was his customer, Jonel Cajoles.

Superintendent Tremor said Del Mundo was previously detained in a juvenile delinquent rehabilitation center for involvement in illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, Cajoles has an existing police record for involvement in robbery-snatching incidents in the area.

Authorities seized from the suspects four sachets of dried marijuana, the marked money and a cellular phone.

They will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Reynante Ponte)

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