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House OKs bill requiring universities to teach workers' rights

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would integrate labor education into the mandatory social science subjects under the general education curriculum

ENDING ENDO. Various workers'  groups stage a protest to call for the end of labor contractualization on August 26, 2019. Fie photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOLE hit for lack of baseline data on contractual workers

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:42 PM

'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

LACKING DATA. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III faces the House committee on appropriations on September 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Despite Duterte veto, Makabayan bloc refiles anti-endo bill in House

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:35 PM

For the progressive lawmakers, President Rodrigo Duterte's veto 'reflected his true bias' and priority of business interests over workers' welfare

ENDING ENDO. (From L-R) Makabayan lawmakers Arlene Brosas, Eufemia Culamat, Ferdinand Gaite, Carlos Zarate, and Sarah Elago re-file the anti-endo bill on August 5, 2019. Photo from Makabayan

[ANALYSIS] The paper tiger that was the anti-endo bill

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:12 AM

The Duterte government roared to end endo, but the final product of their collective efforts sounded more like a meow

No one to blame for vetoed anti-endo bill, says Malacañang

Aug 01, 2019 - 4:08 PM

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

Members of the Akbayan Partylist group assemble at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City to press for and end to Endo at demand for security of tenure for workers and pass legislation for a 105 days of expanded maternity leave for working mothers on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After Duterte veto, DOLE to submit proposal for new anti-endo bill

Jul 29, 2019 - 4:15 PM

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

END ENDO. Labor groups march along Espana, Manila to push for the end of contractualization schemes on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Villanueva refiles anti-endo bill days after veto

Jul 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM

'Babalik tayo sa Grade 1,' says Senator Joel Villanueva as he refiles the Security of Tenure bill that was previously certified 'urgent' by Malacañang

END ENDO. Senator Joel Villanueva delivers a privilege speech at the Senate regarding the President's veto on the anti-endo bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After Duterte's veto, labor groups vow to continue fight vs endo

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(4th UPDATE) Despite the setback, labor groups say President Duterte's veto won't stop workers' struggle to end contractualization

FIGHTING ENDO. Labor groups vow to continue pushing for the end of contractualization despite President Duterte's veto of the security of tenure bill. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte vetoes anti-endo bill

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the security of tenure bill, despite certifying it as urgent in September 2018

LABOR PROTEST. Trade union workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition hold a protest in Mendiola, Manila on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, calling for an end to contractualization. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Panelo's boo-boo: He says Duterte vetoed anti-endo bill then takes it back

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo apologizes for his error, saying President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying the measure

Members of the Akbayan Partylist group assemble at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City to press for and end to Endo at demand for security of tenure for workers and pass legislation for a 105 days of expanded maternity leave for working mothers on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fearing veto, labor groups urge Duterte to sign anti-endo bill

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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'

LABOR GROUPS. Trade union workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march along Espana, Manila to protest on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Villanueva asks NEDA if it's setting up endo bill for Duterte's veto

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:44 PM

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

Like workers, business groups don't like anti-endo bill under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:20 AM

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.'

MISLEADING: Duterte should not be 'blamed' for contractualization

May 06, 2019 - 6:37 PM

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

Amend labor code to end endo, labor candidates pitch to voters

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:08 PM

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

LABOR WIN. Labor candidates (L-R) Neri Colmenares, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano pitch their labor code amendments to end contractualization during a forum on April 15, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[OPINION] Contractualization and the rights of workers

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:08 PM

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.

[OPINION] Labor in the age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza strike

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

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

To end ‘endo', create more jobs in the provinces – Senate bet Caceres

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Several senatorial candidates agree creating more jobs will help address labor contractualization in the country

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies called for the passage of the security of tenure bill in the Senate on August 7, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOLE: Employers group to 'regularize' 220,000 workers starting February

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

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

REGULARIZE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello says Employment Confederation of the Philippines has committed to implement their 3-year regularization program starting February 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Labor leaders coalition on Senate bid: End contractualization

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:05 PM

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

LABOR WIN. Labor leaders (R-L) Ernesto Arellano, Allan Montano, Sonny Matula, Neri Colmenares, and Leody De Guzman are part of 'Labor Win' coalition to push forward pro-worker policies in the Senate. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Jollibee vows to regularize 3,000 workers yearly; but Bello wants more

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:55 PM

DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he is 'not completely happy' with Jollibee, which he said should aim to regularize 10,000 contractual workers

NOT ENOUGH FOR BELLO. Jollibee commits to regularize 3,000 workers annually.

‘End contractualization’: Sumifru workers spend Christmas at protest camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM

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

Senate bets on labor issues: End 'endo,' gender discrimination

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Government contractuals get 2-year job extension

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:21 PM

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

OPPORTUNITIES. Contractual workers who are qualified will also be considered for appointment to regular positions in government agencies, the budget department announced on November 12, 2018. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Duterte certifies proposed law vs 'endo' as urgent

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the much-awaited Security of Tenure bill

MARCH. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to end-of-contract scheme. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte urges Congress to pass law ending contractualization

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:10 PM

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'

END ENDO. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Workers say Duterte policy vs contractualization 'useless'

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization

END ENDO. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to 'endo' or end of contract scheme. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOLE orders PLDT to regularize workers 'without conditions'

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says PLDT should regularize the affected employees automatically, instead of making them reapply for jobs

REGULARIZE. PLDT workers stage a rally in support of DOLE's order for them to be regularized. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#SavePLDTContractuals: Ex-PLDT workers share stories of being jobless

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Aside from narratives of ex-PLDT contracted workers, messages of support from their relatives and friends also flood Twitter

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Some outsourced workers at NutriAsia’s facilities are paid P380 a day

CONTRACTUAL. Jornel Quiza, 28, had spent long years working with NutriAsia, hired through contractor B-Mirk. All photos by Jane Bautista/Rappler

DOLE condemns violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod says the right of workers to hold a strike should be respected, as workers complain police treated them 'like animals'

BLOCKED. Security is tightened at the gate of Marilao Plant of condiments giant NutriAsia in Bulacan on June 15, 2018. Photo by Jane Bautista/Rappler

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

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May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FACT CHECK: Duterte did not end contractualization

May 04, 2018 - 11:50 PM

What President Duterte signed on May 1, Labor day was an EO against illegal contractualization, not an order banning all forms of contractualization

FACT CHECK: Labor groups not shamed by signed EO on contractualization

May 04, 2018 - 6:53 PM

While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers

Aside from tourism ads, auditors flag PTV's P157-M spending

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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

AUDIT REPORT. State-run television network PTV-4 is flagged by the Commission on Audit for millions worth of spending.

LOOK: Duterte's executive order on contractualization

May 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM

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

Labor day 2018 marked by workers historic and outrage vs the facist Duterte regime. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: On Labor Day, thousands of workers protest vs endo EO

May 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise

LABOR DAY. On May 1, 2018, thousands of workers march to Mendiola to protest against the executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Employers' group to comply with Duterte EO despite 'reservations'

May 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'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

ON LABOR DAY. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for job opportunities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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'Walang silbi': Labor groups reject Duterte's EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 7:58 PM

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

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as urgent

May 01, 2018 - 2:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges the limitations of his new executive order and calls on Congress to amend the 'outdated' Labor Code

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Labor groups dismayed by signed 'employer-backed' EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

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

MARCH. Thousands of workers marched to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte signs executive order on endo

May 01, 2018 - 10:48 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The executive order, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day, includes a 'prohibition against illegal contracting and subcontracting'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

TIMELINE: Duterte’s promise to abolish endo

May 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

(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.

PROMISE. Although ending contractualization is among the key campaign promises of President Rodrigo Duterte, delays in the past 2 years have left labor groups frustrated. Photo by Rappler