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Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

'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

Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:14 AM

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

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir  | Evening wRap

DOLE clarifies: website for OFW ID registration not yet ready

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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

DOLE clarifies: website for OFW ID registration not yet ready

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Around 20,000 workers are also pending for regularization, the labor department says

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

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.

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online

Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

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

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357, based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

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

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Some 2,241 OFWs granted amnesty are still in Saudi Arabia, waiting for their tickets

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:07 PM

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

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

DOLE gets P15M to hire more labor inspectors, boost anti-endo drive

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The additional fund will allow DOLE to hire 36 labor law compliance officers

DOLE gets P15M to hire more labor inspectors, boost anti-endo drive

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

Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

Jun 15, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized

Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

LIST: Nationwide job fairs set on Independence Day

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:55 AM

The Department of Labor and Employment has organized job fairs in 21 venues across the country

LIST: Nationwide job fairs set on Independence Day

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

They also call on the government to create livelihood opportunities for affected Filipino workers, as provided under the Overseas Workers Welfare Act of 2016

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

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

DOLE contradicts PEZA: Company in Cavite fire violated standards

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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

DOLE contradicts PEZA: Company in Cavite fire violated standards

Are relatives worse employers to Filipino domestic helpers?

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Domestic helpers in the country continue to face abuse despite the implementation of Batas Kasambahay or the Domestic Workers Act of 2013

Are relatives worse employers to Filipino domestic helpers?

Duterte admin's tax reform package a 'big mistake' – labor coalition

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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'

Duterte admin's tax reform package a 'big mistake' – labor coalition

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

May 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about PH's informal sector workers

May 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Informal sector workers, comprising up to 38% of the labor force, are among the most vulnerable workers in the country

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about PH's informal sector workers

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017 - 11:11 AM

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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'

Various sectors hold Labor Day Protest at Liwasang Bonifacio

May 01, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(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

Various sectors hold Labor Day Protest at Liwasang Bonifacio

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?

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

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

200,000 jobs available in DOLE Labor Day job fair

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:51 PM

There are over 50 job fairs scheduled on May 1 all over the Philippines

200,000 jobs available in DOLE Labor Day job fair

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

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

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

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

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Job hunting this summer? Local, national gov't offices have openings

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Young job hunters now are more fortunate than my generation: more LGUs offer summer placements, and national agencies announce actively on social media

Job hunting this summer? Local, national gov't offices have openings

OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

Apr 08, 2017 - 10:14 PM

At a seminar organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, 8 new labor attachés present their credentials to the OFW community

OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

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

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Araw ng Kagitingan, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are regular holidays, while Black Saturday is a special working holiday

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

PH needs to boost skills training to gain from ASEAN integration

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Training Filipino workers would help them benefit from ASEAN's mutual recognition agreement that allows free flow of labor in the region

PH needs to boost skills training to gain from ASEAN integration

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

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 29

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Hello! Here are the top stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2017

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