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Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The labor department's dilly-dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization

Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress, not the Department of Labor and Employment, can completely ban contractualization

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:35 PM

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.'

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month

Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds

Peace process with Reds 'still alive,' says Bello

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:58 PM

In a forum in UP Diliman, Secretary Silvestre Bello III stresses the importance of keeping the talks going

Peace process with Reds 'still alive,' says Bello

Duterte to meet with labor groups on February 27

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:10 PM

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

Duterte to meet with labor groups on February 27

After HTI fire, labor dep't wants safety inspection task back

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:36 PM

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

After HTI fire, labor dep't wants safety inspection task back

No 'endo' in 2017? Challenge of ending labor contractualization

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are confident about regularizing the 65,000 employees affected by the 5-5-5 scheme

No 'endo' in 2017? Challenge of ending labor contractualization

DOLE issues IRR for anti-age discrimination law

Feb 11, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Republic Act 10911, passed into law in August 2016, prohibits employers from hiring workers based on age

DOLE issues IRR for anti-age discrimination law

Duterte to meet with Leftist Cabinet officials on peace talks

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:36 PM

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

Duterte to meet with Leftist Cabinet officials on peace talks

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 5, 2017

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Sunday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 5, 2017

Bello recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

Feb 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The labor secretary issues the order to Angelita Narvaez for 'her inaction and lack of concern for our overseas Filipino workers'

Bello recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

DOLE order ending contractualization expected in February

Feb 04, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III wants to sign the department order on Valentine's Day, February 14

DOLE order ending contractualization expected in February

Cavite factory fire victims to get aid from DOLE, DSWD

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:13 PM

(UPDATED) The provincial government and the company, House Technology Industries, have committed to provide financial assistance to the affected employees

Cavite factory fire victims to get aid from DOLE, DSWD

Bello, factory fire, Beyonce | Midday wRap

Feb 02, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Bello, factory fire, Beyonce | Midday wRap

Gov't panel seeks to reinstate ceasefire, NDF commits to talks

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:10 AM

A February 22-25 side meeting is supposed to discuss the government draft of a proposed bilateral ceasefire deal

Gov't panel seeks to reinstate ceasefire, NDF commits to talks

Bello: NPA withdrawal from ceasefire unexpected

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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

Bello: NPA withdrawal from ceasefire unexpected

Trump's ban: It's not about national security

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

Trump's ban: It's not about national security

PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises

Jan 30, 2017 - 6:34 PM

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

PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises

PH, NDF make significant headway in talks despite clashes

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:27 AM

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

PH, NDF make significant headway in talks despite clashes

'Duterte's track record shows respect for human rights' – Bello

Jan 22, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The government's chief peace negotiator defends the President from the National Democratic Front's allegations that the administration has committed human rights abuses

'Duterte's track record shows respect for human rights' – Bello

War on drugs, Marcos revival hurting talks – NDF

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks

War on drugs, Marcos revival hurting talks – NDF

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:57 PM

The government panel is hoping to sign a bilateral ceasefire deal amid threats that the New People's Army could go back to war

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020

Gov't panel meets Duterte before critical 3rd round of NDF talks

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders government negotiators to fast-track the talks

Gov't panel meets Duterte before critical 3rd round of NDF talks

Political prisoners will be released 'in due time' – Bello

Jan 14, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the amnesty declaration covering 434 political prisoners will be 'part of the end-game'

Political prisoners will be released 'in due time' – Bello

Pulse Asia survey, Abe, Super Mario | Evening wRap

Jan 13, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Pulse Asia survey, Abe, Super Mario | Evening wRap

Gov't in backchannel talks to protect ceasefire – Bello

Jan 13, 2017 - 5:15 PM

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

Gov't in backchannel talks to protect ceasefire – Bello

Rappler Talk: Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5-month-old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse

Rappler Talk: Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds

Labor groups urge Duterte to certify anti-contractualization bill as urgent

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:19 PM

They say the department order submitted to the President won't fix the Labor Code provisions that legalize subcontracting through placement agencies

Labor groups urge Duterte to certify anti-contractualization bill as urgent

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Gov't chief peace negotiator visits NPA turf during anniversary

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Secretary Silvestre Bello III assures rebels that President Rodrigo Duterte will keep his promise to release sickly and elderly political prisoners

Gov't chief peace negotiator visits NPA turf during anniversary

Duterte to release around 20 political prisoners by Dec 25 – Bello

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Some of those likely to be released may be asked to join the ongoing peace talks, says chief government negotiator and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

Duterte to release around 20 political prisoners by Dec 25 – Bello

Labor groups reject DOLE's 'stricter endo' order

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A coalition of labor groups says the new order set to to be issued on December 28 will only benefit employers

Labor groups reject DOLE's 'stricter endo' order

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Ronnie Dayan, Marcos burial, Mayweather-Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ronnie Dayan, Marcos burial, Mayweather-Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:06 PM

'The plight of the labor sector started during Marcos' time,' says labor group All Workers Unity at a rally protesting the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization

Marcos burial won't affect peace talks with Left – Bello

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM

'The issue of burying the strongman is of little significance to the purpose of peace talks and that is to achieve just and lasting peace for our country,' says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III

Marcos burial won't affect peace talks with Left – Bello

Duterte admin reports 25,000 regularized workers so far

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Labor Secretary Bello says that with the cooperation of employers and management groups, ending illegal contractualization by end of 2017 is 'doable'

Duterte admin reports 25,000 regularized workers so far

Gov't not giving up on Dec 10 bilateral ceasefire deal

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Despite reported violations of the unilateral ceasefires declared by both government and the Left, government panel chief Silvestre Bello III says the ceasefire is holding out

Gov't not giving up on Dec 10 bilateral ceasefire deal

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

Marikina leads efforts to promote gov't talks with communist rebels

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:14 PM

The government's chief negotiator, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, and National Democratic Front panel member Benito Tiamzon – both Marikina residents – presented successes and challenges in the peace talks

Marikina leads efforts to promote gov't talks with communist rebels

After Day 100: How Duterte gov't can fight contractualization better

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How far is the labor department from its target of cut contractualization by 50% this year and completely abolish it by 2017?

After Day 100: How Duterte gov't can fight contractualization better

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the 2nd round of talks

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Attached are the common outlines and frameworks for the final peace pact that will end Asia's longest running communist insurgency

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the 2nd round of talks

PH starts process of freeing 434 'political prisoners'

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The National Democratic Front has been pressing for the release of all 'political prisoners' as a necessary 'incentive' for the communist rebels to agree to a bilateral ceasefire agreement

PH starts process of freeing 434 'political prisoners'

NDF presses general amnesty grant to 432 political prisoners

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Government statements that the general amnesty will depend on the progress of the talks are tantamount to holding political prisoners hostage 'to secure advantage across the negotiating table,' say communist rebels

NDF presses general amnesty grant to 432 political prisoners

UP to assist in Duterte's talks with communist rebels

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:57 PM

UP Vice President Prospero de Vera Jr will play an active role in the talks with the NDF. He sits as member of the government committee that will negotiate socio-economic reforms.

UP to assist in Duterte's talks with communist rebels

Warriors, negotiators: Optimism on Day 1 of Oslo talks

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:37 AM

Benito Tiamzon, alleged chief of the CPP and once branded as a hardliner, takes part in the peace negotiations

Warriors, negotiators: Optimism on Day 1 of Oslo talks

PH hopes for peace deal in a year as NDF talks resume

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Formal negotations between the government and communist guerrillas resume after an impasse of 5 years

PH hopes for peace deal in a year as NDF talks resume

Labor chief Bello in Saudi Arabia over stranded Filipino workers

Aug 18, 2016 - 6:50 AM

Filipino and Saudi officials are working together to help thousands of stranded workers under a directive from King Salman

Labor chief Bello in Saudi Arabia over stranded Filipino workers