'His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization,' says labor coalition Nagkaisa
The dispute between Silliman University and its teachers leads to a strike on July 19 and the suspension of classes for elementary and high school levels on the following day
For the first time in its 94-year existence, the BBC this year is forced to release a list of its employees paid more than £150,000 ($195,000, 170,000 euros) between 2016/2017
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Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III clarifies the website www.idole.ph, intended to receive the applications for the ID, is still not active contrary to word going around online
Around 20,000 workers are also pending for regularization, the labor department says
The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict. For 30 days, they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300.
The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online
Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued
The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357, based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data
The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12
Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House
Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City, and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill
Some 2,241 OFWs granted amnesty are still in Saudi Arabia, waiting for their tickets
Data from the Bureau of Working Conditions show 48,116 of the regularizations were results of efforts done in 2016; the 1,277 were from the 2017 assessments
The additional fund will allow DOLE to hire 36 labor law compliance officers
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
Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized
The Department of Labor and Employment has organized job fairs in 21 venues across the country
They also call on the government to create livelihood opportunities for affected Filipino workers, as provided under the Overseas Workers Welfare Act of 2016
(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
The Department of Labor and Employment says House Technology Industries violated labor and safety standards, contrary to the findings of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Domestic helpers in the country continue to face abuse despite the implementation of Batas Kasambahay or the Domestic Workers Act of 2013
ALU-TUCP says the tax reform package just passed by the House 'is not uplifting because those who are already poor workers would become even poorer'
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015
Informal sector workers, comprising up to 38% of the labor force, are among the most vulnerable workers in the country
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The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast-track the crackdown on companies that practice 'endo'
(UPDATED) From factory to health workers, from farmers to government employees, laborers march under the heat of the sun from Welcome Rotonda to Liwasang Bonifacio protesting for their labor rights
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 groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day 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
There are over 50 job fairs scheduled on May 1 all over the Philippines
The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says they found out that contracted employees are performing jobs that are core to PLDT's operations
The list of highest-paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry, architecture and engineering, and design, according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results
Young job hunters now are more fortunate than my generation: more LGUs offer summer placements, and national agencies announce actively on social media
At a seminar organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, 8 new labor attachés present their credentials to the OFW community
At least 3 labor attachés recently appointed to coveted foreign posts are relatives of Cabinet members
Araw ng Kagitingan, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are regular holidays, while Black Saturday is a special working holiday
Training Filipino workers would help them benefit from ASEAN's mutual recognition agreement that allows free flow of labor in the region
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are expecting workers in small and medium-enterprises to be displaced, given the new 'end of contract' order
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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