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
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Secretary Silvestre Bello III assures rebels that President Rodrigo Duterte will keep his promise to release sickly and elderly political prisoners
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
A coalition of labor groups says the new order set to to be issued on December 28 will only benefit employers
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
The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas
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'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
'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
Labor Secretary Bello says that with the cooperation of employers and management groups, ending illegal contractualization by end of 2017 is 'doable'
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
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
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
How far is the labor department from its target of cut contractualization by 50% this year and completely abolish it by 2017?
Attached are the common outlines and frameworks for the final peace pact that will end Asia's longest running communist insurgency
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
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
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.
Benito Tiamzon, alleged chief of the CPP and once branded as a hardliner, takes part in the peace negotiations
Formal negotations between the government and communist guerrillas resume after an impasse of 5 years
Filipino and Saudi officials are working together to help thousands of stranded workers under a directive from King Salman