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Gov't peace panel urges release of Aglipayan bishop

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ 'to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds'

Gov't peace panel urges release of Aglipayan bishop

Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:10 PM

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

Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

Duterte, DOT and McCann, Curry | Evening wRap

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte, DOT and McCann, Curry | Evening wRap

Only OFWs with contracts, OECs can go to Qatar, says labor dep't

Jun 07, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) The DOLE partially lifts the deployment ban on Qatar. The suspension stays for those whose papers have yet to be processed.

Only OFWs with contracts, OECs can go to Qatar, says labor dep't

DOLE urged to lift suspension of OFW deployment to Qatar

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:44 PM

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

DOLE urged to lift suspension of OFW deployment to Qatar

Philippines suspends deployment of workers to Qatar

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

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

Philippines suspends deployment of workers to Qatar

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Watch it on Rappler

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

Duterte to sign EO vs 'endo'

May 01, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast-track the crackdown on companies that practice 'endo'

Duterte to sign EO vs 'endo'

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Duterte has 'surprise' for workers on Labor Day – Bello

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte will make an announcement on May 1 regarding 'possible benefits' for workers

Duterte has 'surprise' for workers on Labor Day – Bello

DOLE to order regularization of 10,000 PLDT employees

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says they found out that contracted employees are performing jobs that are core to PLDT's operations

DOLE to order regularization of 10,000 PLDT employees

Duterte may bring home 160 'runaway' Saudi OFWs

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Saudi Arabia gives a 'very positive' response when asked to allow 160 'runaway' OFWs to return to the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte may bring home 160 'runaway' Saudi OFWs

Cabinet relatives assigned as labor attachés

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

At least 3 labor attachés recently appointed to coveted foreign posts are relatives of Cabinet members

Cabinet relatives assigned as labor attachés

PH, NDF reopen talks after bitter impasse

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:06 PM

(UPDATED) Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels return to the negotiating table amid pressure to forge a joint ceasefire agreement

PH, NDF reopen talks after bitter impasse

Talks with Reds delayed after Duterte's last-minute call

Apr 02, 2017 - 10:55 PM

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.

Talks with Reds delayed after Duterte's last-minute call

Overseas work eyed for displaced workers due to new 'endo' order

Apr 01, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are expecting workers in small and medium-enterprises to be displaced, given the new 'end of contract' order

Overseas work eyed for displaced workers due to new 'endo' order

Duterte wants bilateral ceasefire deal with NDF sealed in April talks

Mar 31, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The two panels are also expected to decide on the 'referee' in the bilateral ceasefire agreement, after Norway begged off from the role

Duterte wants bilateral ceasefire deal with NDF sealed in April talks

Gov't sees 'no reason' to declare unilateral ceasefire

Mar 31, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The communists are not expected to declare a unilateral ceasefire on March 31, says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III

Gov't sees 'no reason' to declare unilateral ceasefire

P20,000 livelihood grant available for vulnerable workers

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The cash aid is available through the Department of Labor and Employment's Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program

P20,000 livelihood grant available for vulnerable workers

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