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Labor inspections suspended during Christmas season – DOLE

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:16 PM

This is to prevent labor inspectors from receiving bribes from business establishments, says the Department of Labor and Employment

SUSPENSION. DOLE Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod announces the suspension of labor inspection for the Christmas season. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

OFWs with visas issued before Nov 12 exempted from OEC moratorium

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment will grant the OEC applications of OFWs who have visas issued before November 12

POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Dominador Say says that guards and janitors have been used in irregular activities in the processing of overseas employment certificates

CORRUPTION? The Department of Labor and Employment is investigating illegal activities inside the POEA. Photo from POEA Facebook Page

Suspending OEC processing for 15 days: Is it worth it?

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:56 PM

This is not the first time DOLE suspended the issuance of overseas employment certificates this year to investigate the same issue

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOLE suspends issuance of OECs for Filipino workers

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the suspension from November 13 to December 1 is due to reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

DOLE, labor unions eye new EO to stop contractualization

Nov 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment is open to creating a joint draft of an executive order against contractualization that would be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. Workers call to prohibit the practice of contractualization rather than regulating it. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘No work, no pay’ rules cover October 31, November 1

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:56 AM

October 31 and November 1 are special non-working days

Families can return to Marawi starting October 29

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development calls for close coordination among the evacuees, barangays, and social welfare offices

HOMECOMING. Family displaced by the war in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Employers told to observe holiday pay rules on November 13 to 15

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminds employers that they should follow the pay rules for special non-working days

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte declares November 13-15 as special non-working holidays. Photo by Mark Cristino/AFP

DOLE orders 5-minute standing breaks for desk workers every 2 hours

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment requires employers to give regular 5-minute standing breaks to workers who sit for prolonged periods

STANDING BREAKS. The Department of Labor and Employment orders employers to grant their workers 5-minute standing breaks. File photo by AFP

Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor unions claim this is a form of ‘union busting’ since companies do not have sufficient reason for shutdown

STRIKE. Workers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone slam the alleged scheme of factories to use temporary shutdowns. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

U.S. cites 'significant advancement' in PH anti-child labor drive

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Despite the gains, there are still around 2.1 million Filipino children who are exposed to hazardous labor

Higher cash aid available for college workers displaced by K to 12

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

At least P10,000 will be given to staff of higher education institutions who were displaced because of the K to 12 program

K TO 12 EFFECT. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III encourages displaced workers of colleges and universities to avail the financial aid available for them.

DOLE wants stiffer penalties vs contractualization

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Under the proposed measure against contractualization, employers who violate the rules on labor-only contracting are only required to regularize their workers

ENDO. The Department of Labor and Employment wants stiffer penalties for companies violating the law against labor-only contracting. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nationwide inspection set for DOLE high heels order

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Department Order 178 stops companies from requiring their employees to wear high heels at work

Things to know about illegal recruitment in the Philippines

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Here's how OFWs can spot and avoid illegal recruitment activity

How much does it cost to work abroad?

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here's what OFWs and their employers need to pay

Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

What you need to know about your overseas employment contract

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:14 PM

The overseas employment contract is a form of offsite protection for OFWs

Health workers assured of limited work hours, holiday pay

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment emphasizes the benefits health workers are entitled to

LIMITED WORK HOURS. A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment limits the work hours of health personnel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave

Sep 24, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Leaked government proposals for restricting the stay of low-skilled EU workers to just two years, would be 'catastrophic' for the industry, according to trade body, the British Hospitality Association

KITCHEN PREP. A chef prepares food in Charlotte's W5 restaurant in Ealing, west London on September 19, 2017. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Rappler Talk: Emerging opportunities for OFWs under Duterte administration

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Labor Undersecretary Bernard Olalia talks about new opportunities and other emerging markets for OFWs

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Are zero placement fees for OFWs scam or solution?

Sep 10, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Many migrant workers go into huge debt to pay placement fees just so they can work abroad. But some labor rights groups and companies say workers should not have to pay for a job.

BAGONG BAYANI. In this photo, a man stands outside The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration in Mandaluyong City. OFWs are also referred to as the Philippines' "bagong bayani" (new heroes). Photo by LeAnne Jazul

No need to legislate 4-day workweek, says Tripartite council

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Tripartite Industry Peace Council submits a position paper to the Senate to stop the law but not the practice a shorter workweek

ENTRY TO PH. An additional 200 Japanese firms want to make the most of the Philippines' inclusion to EU's GSP+. File photo by Romeo Gacad / Agence France-Presse

Over 48,000 workers to be regularized – DOLE

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:22 PM

A total of 67 927 contractual employees have been regularized since the labor department began the drive against contractualization in August last year

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

100,000 jobs for Filipinos to be available in Japan – DOLE

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:50 PM



Among the possible jobs to be opened in Japan are for nurses engineers and architects

LOOK: Pampanga hospital designates specific wing for OFWs

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Jose B Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando Pampanga is the first of several government hospitals to set up an ‘OFW wing’

OFW WING. Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital is setting up an OFW wing to accommodate the medical needs of Filipino migrant workers. Photo from the Office of Representative Aniceto Bertiz

#OFWRights: Align OFWs' repatriation with PH economic plans – experts

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity

JOB SEARCH. OFWs search for jobs online inside POEA.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOLE poised to back 4-day workweek bill

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:25 PM

But Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the government will still listen to the views of workers and employers in a meeting set for Thursday August 31

COMPRESSED WORKWEEK. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III says they are poised to support the measure that seeks to compress the minimum number of working days from 5 to 4. Rappler photo

PH hails benefits for 50,000 Filipino helpers in Qatar

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A new law in Qatar limits household staff to a maximum of 10 working hours a day and entitles them to an annual 3 week leave

DOLE: Employers can't force women to wear high heels at work

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Department of Labor and Employment also requires all business establishments to provide sitting breaks for both male and female workers

NO HIGH HEELS. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III signs an order preventing employers to require female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Qatar limits hours, ensures pay for domestic workers

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Although Qatar has come under severe international pressure to improve its record on the treatment of construction workers in the run up to the 2022 World Cup until now domestic staff have not been protected by any legislation

Andanar on DOLE booboo: Uploader googled wrong logo

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine News Agency s recent mistake takes the spotlight as the Presidential Communications Office defends its proposed 2018 budget

'EMBARASSING.' PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has had to deal with successive booboos by the PNA. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo   'EMBARASSING.' PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has had to deal with successive booboos by the PNA. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

[Balikbayan Voices] OEC stands for Overly Excessive Crap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

DOLE and POEA should realize that the world does not revolve around their ludicrous and antiquated bureaucratic procedures OFW Bertrand Rodriguez says

How Duterte gov’t plans to bring OFWs back home

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The labor department banks on the millions of jobs that ‘Dutertenomics’ will generate and on the improved reintegration program for returning OFWs

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA's Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. Rappler file photo

'Puro Nalang Aberya': Netizens react to Philippine News Agency's latest blunder

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:24 AM

Dole quickly became one of the trending topics in the Philippines on Friday night

Philippine News Agency's story on labor dep't uses Dole pineapple logo

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED In its latest mistake the beleaguered PNA uses the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment s pay rules for holidays

THE WRONG DOLE. This screenshot, taken at 9:35 pm, shows the logo of the Dole Food Company in a story about the Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment.

Contractuals will be worst hit by dissolution of Negros Island Region

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

While non permanent hires worry regulars may need to relocate to Dumaguete – at least 200 kilometers away from their present office in Bacolod City

DIVIDE. The dissolution of the region may lead to loss of jobs and uprooting for its employees.

Stop requiring women to wear high heels at work – labor union

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Unions urge the labor department to impose this on employers citing studies that have linked wearing high heels to postural problems injury and bunion formation

NO HIGH HEELS. A labor union is urging the Philippine labor department to ban employers from requiring their female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo from Wikipedia

De Lima seeks Senate probe into OFW ID

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Senator Leila de Lima criticizes the Department of Labor and Employment for launching the OFW ID without clear guidelines

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Is it only the export of jobs that has led to unemployment or are we entering a brave new world of technology steadily eroding once secure foundations of employment?

Trump hails $10B investment from Apple supplier Foxconn

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The businessman turned president made the announcement side by side with the Taiwanese tech giant s CEO Terry Gou as he tried to show his America First economic rhetoric is making a difference

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Terry Gou (C), Chairman of Foxconn, an electronics supplier, during an announcement that the company will open a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 26, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

PLDT opposes DOLE order on contractual workers' regularization

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Manuel Pangilinan led telco says there is no evidence proving that it violated the rules of the Department of Labor and Employment

NO EVIDENCE. Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT questions the absence of evidence and the use of 'template' findings by the DOLE on its regularization order. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

POST-SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before the protesters after his State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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

A BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

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Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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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

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