Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ 'to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds'
The Department of Labor and Employment reminds OFWs that the transfer from one employer to another should undergo a formal hiring process for easier documentation
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(UPDATED) The DOLE partially lifts the deployment ban on Qatar. The suspension stays for those whose papers have yet to be processed.
The suspension order is 'premature' as the government has not completed a formal assessment of the situation in Qatar, says ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III augments the manpower of Philippine overseas labor offices in Qatar and other countries in the Middle East to address the concerns of Filipino workers
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session
The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast-track the crackdown on companies that practice 'endo'
A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte will make an announcement on May 1 regarding 'possible benefits' for workers
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says they found out that contracted employees are performing jobs that are core to PLDT's operations
Saudi Arabia gives a 'very positive' response when asked to allow 160 'runaway' OFWs to return to the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte
At least 3 labor attachés recently appointed to coveted foreign posts are relatives of Cabinet members
(UPDATED) Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels return to the negotiating table amid pressure to forge a joint ceasefire agreement
The opening ceremony for the 4th round of talks is rescheduled to Monday, April 3. The instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte, however, have yet to be divulged.
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are expecting workers in small and medium-enterprises to be displaced, given the new 'end of contract' order
The two panels are also expected to decide on the 'referee' in the bilateral ceasefire agreement, after Norway begged off from the role
The communists are not expected to declare a unilateral ceasefire on March 31, says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III
The cash aid is available through the Department of Labor and Employment's Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program
The labor department's dilly-dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress, not the Department of Labor and Employment, can completely ban contractualization
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says, 'In the meantime, there's a law which allows certain forms of contractualization. That is what we will implement.'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month
In a forum in UP Diliman, Secretary Silvestre Bello III stresses the importance of keeping the talks going
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the signing of the department order requiring agencies or contractors to regularize workers will be deferred until after the meeting
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla say the safety provisions of the law that created the Philippine Economic Zone Authority should be reviewed
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are confident about regularizing the 65,000 employees affected by the 5-5-5 scheme
Republic Act 10911, passed into law in August 2016, prohibits employers from hiring workers based on age
NAPC lead convenor Liza Maza says the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a meeting with them next week shows that 'there is always room for optimism' as far as the peace talks are concerned
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The labor secretary issues the order to Angelita Narvaez for 'her inaction and lack of concern for our overseas Filipino workers'
Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III wants to sign the department order on Valentine's Day, February 14
(UPDATED) The provincial government and the company, House Technology Industries, have committed to provide financial assistance to the affected employees
A February 22-25 side meeting is supposed to discuss the government draft of a proposed bilateral ceasefire deal
Peace Panel Chairperson Silvestre Bello III says this prompts them to continue trying to forge an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire to be able to set parameters
Instead of saying the Philippine government will respect Trump’s recent order, Malacañang should speak out publicly against it, in order to blunt the momentum of an exclusionary regime that will eventually affect its citizens
Government and NDF negotiators begin talks on CASER, the 'heart and soul' of the peace process that seeks to draw a roadmap to address widespread poverty in the Philippines
The government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) submit drafts on key reform proposals, sign side agreements to resolve contentious issues, and schedule informal meetings to fast-track the completion of a peace deal
The government's chief peace negotiator defends the President from the National Democratic Front's allegations that the administration has committed human rights abuses
Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks
The government panel is hoping to sign a bilateral ceasefire deal amid threats that the New People's Army could go back to war
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders government negotiators to fast-track the talks
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the amnesty declaration covering 434 political prisoners will be 'part of the end-game'
Secretary Silvestre Bello III bucks the public statements of his counterpart, NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili, who says the danger of the ceasefire collapsing is real
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5-month-old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse
They say the department order submitted to the President won't fix the Labor Code provisions that legalize subcontracting through placement agencies