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If passed into law, the bill would integrate labor education into the mandatory social science subjects under the general education curriculum
'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
For the progressive lawmakers, President Rodrigo Duterte's veto 'reflected his true bias' and priority of business interests over workers' welfare
The Duterte government roared to end endo, but the final product of their collective efforts sounded more like a meow
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo also calls the presidential veto a 'good thing' as it showed where President Duterte stood on the measure – even if the Chief Executive himself had previously certified the very same bill as urgent
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says provisions on defining 'labor-only contracting' among others will be part of a new proposal it will submit to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council by August 5
'Babalik tayo sa Grade 1,' says Senator Joel Villanueva as he refiles the Security of Tenure bill that was previously certified 'urgent' by Malacañang
(4th UPDATE) Despite the setback, labor groups say President Duterte's veto won't stop workers' struggle to end contractualization
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the security of tenure bill, despite certifying it as urgent in September 2018
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo apologizes for his error, saying President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying the measure
Though labor groups say the security of tenure bill is a watered-down version of what they fought for, they believe it is 'better than nothing'
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the Security of Tenure bill, which is now up for the President's signature, still needs some tweaking to benefit both workers and employers
Business groups make a last-minute appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the security of tenure bill. Labor groups earlier called the bill 'weak.'
Labor groups are calling out President Duterte not because contractualization exists, but because he failed to deliver on his promise to end it in one week
For starters, labor lawyer Allan Montaño says there is a big difference to changing the word ‘or’ to ‘and’ in the labor code definition of a contractor and sub-contractor
Let us boycott the products and services of companies that practice illegal forms of contractualization or exploit legal loopholes. This way, we send a clear message that they have no place in our society.
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
Several senatorial candidates agree creating more jobs will help address labor contractualization in the country
Labor groups slam the National Voluntary Regularization Plan to be inked by DOLE and employers as a 'grand scheme' to foil the passage of the security of tenure bill
Though far from the 'Magic 12' in recent surveys, the labor leaders are banking on the support of the unions to campaign for and support them
DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he is 'not completely happy' with Jollibee, which he said should aim to regularize 10,000 contractual workers
Instead of spending Christmas with their families in Compostela Valley, they build a Christmas tree made out of scraps at their protest camp in Liwasang Bonifacio
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires
Starting January 1, 2019, the salaries of contract of service and job order workers will be equivalent to what others in comparable positions in government are getting, says the DBM
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the much-awaited Security of Tenure bill
In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that Congress – not Malacañang – can prohibit contractual employment schemes 'once and for all'
Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization
(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says PLDT should regularize the affected employees automatically, instead of making them reapply for jobs
Aside from narratives of ex-PLDT contracted workers, messages of support from their relatives and friends also flood Twitter
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What President Duterte signed on May 1, Labor day was an EO against illegal contractualization, not an order banning all forms of contractualization
While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers
COA flags P67.179 million in damages not charged to suppliers, P10.456 million in incentives without approval, and a P1.3-million non-existent parking lot project
Executive Order 51, released in full on May 2, does not declare direct hiring as the norm in labor arrangements, which groups said would have made it a 'landmark' measure
President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise
'ECOP finds worrisome the exact definition of security of tenure, among others.... [But] employers will live with it and comply,' says the Employers Confederation of the Philippines
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Metro Manila roads turn red on Labor Day, as thousands of protesters brought to Mendiola their crushed hopes of ending contractualization under the Duterte administration
President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges the limitations of his new executive order and calls on Congress to amend the 'outdated' Labor Code
The executive order against contractualization signed by President Rodrigo Duterte does not include a key provision from the labor draft that mandates direct hiring of employees
'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao
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(3rd UPDATE) The executive order, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day, includes a 'prohibition against illegal contracting and subcontracting'
(4th UPDATE) Despite certifying it as urgent, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the security of tenure bill after businesses voice their opposition against it at the last-minute. Workers say Duterte turned his back on them after he promised to end contracualization.