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But senators are not completely sold on the need to create a new government agency
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gives assurances the Philippine government is ready to repatriate overseas Filipino workers should conditions worsen in the Gulf state
In the second part of Walden Bello's interview with Senator Leila de Lima, the detained lawmaker talks about the Duterte Cabinet, the military, the GCTA mess, and moves to crush the opposition
Former congressman Walden Bello interviews detained Senator Leila de Lima. In the first part of their interview, De Lima weighs in on Philippines-China relations, Dutertenomics, and Metro Manila traffic.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III asks the House committee on appropriations for an additional P4 billion or P5 billion for his department next year
'In the absence of any data, mahirap masabi na 504,000 [regularized workers] is an accomplishment,' Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite tells the labor department
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the Philippine government wants an agreement with Saudi Arabia to protect Filipino workers in the Gulf state
[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines
The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes
The rise in illegal foreign workers in the Philippines is discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday, June 10
Dr Claudio has spoken out openly against the dishonest recruitment practices of communist front organizations on college campuses, a deeply troubling issue that deserves scrutiny
'Our concern has little to nothing to do with [Claudio's] academic credentials but rather with the use to which they have been put'
On the persecution of the historian Lisandro Claudio by political extremists
The ex-Akbayan congressman stresses the importance of defending democratic values, but the opposition also needs to come up with new strategies that go beyond 'old responses' to society's problems
'The opposition tried to bring these up ,and these are very important issues, but... they didn't make that much of a difference as that significant part of the electorate went for the President,' says former Akbayan representative Walden Bello
Former Akbayan representative Walden Bello weighs on the lessons learned from the 2019 elections
Perhaps we need to realize that we are no longer in the realm of politics as usual and take seriously the task of forging an effective mass political movement to head off the Final Solution
The World Bank provided dictator Ferdinand Marcos a curtain of international legitimacy behind which he and his cronies plundered the public till
Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims
Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'
Nagkaisa and Kilusang Mayo Uno say it was 'wrong' for Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to grant the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines a 3-year labor inspection moratorium
The lowering of the age of criminal liability is a draconian effort to control and repress the poor – backed by our society’s upper and middle classes
(UPDATED) 'We also recognize as part of his lasting legacy for workers and their families his last-minute efforts to commit to voluntarily regularize and directly hire thousands of SM employees into SM over a period of time,' a labor group says
DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he is 'not completely happy' with Jollibee, which he said should aim to regularize 10,000 contractual workers
Introducing the no-nonsense economics Professor Ben Nojoke...
As in France, only popular protest in the streets will be able to stop the government’s stubbornly stupid plan
The result has been economic largesse that is turning into a debt trap even as the strategic situation of the Philippines gets worse
Will Brazil's clone of the Philippines' Duterte come to power?
The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes
Cagayan residents brave strong winds to begin clearing debris
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the displaced residents will be tasked with helping clean debris from houses and roads affected by Typhoon Ompong
'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the financial assistance programs encountered issues during the implementation phase
An all-Cabinet member team is tasked to work with the Libyan government to secure the kidnapped Filipinos
Bello says he was disqualified by the Judicial Bar Council on the grounds that he apparently had a pending case with the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the time of deliberations. He says he was not aware of it then.
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(UPDATED) Also short-listed is San Beda and Lex Taleonis alumnus Felito Ramirez
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello asks, 'Being an Ombudsman depends on the members of the Judicial Bar Council and the President. All applicants are qualified but why choose to discredit me?'
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III denies allegations of a corruption complaint filed with President Rodrigo Duterte's Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III alleges that many of PLDT's service contractors are owned by its own executives
There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis
Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking
(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's clearance states that he no longer has pending cases as of June 18, 2018, or two days before the public interviews
Ombudsman candidate Silvestre Bello III has pending cases before the office he's vying a top post for
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Labor officials say a minimum wage increase could be implemented across the country this year, if prices continue to rise
The Department of Labor and Employment says 767 companies were engaging in the labor-only contracting, while 2,610 companies were suspected.
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Informed sources from the judiciary tell Rappler that the list of applicants for the highly coveted Ombudsman spot includes 10 individuals – from private practitioners to long-time judges
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(UPDATED) He joins a list of other prominent lawyers aspiring for the post