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Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'Heads must roll over Davao mall fire deaths' – labor groups

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network calls the incident a 'massacre of working people who strive hard to earn a living'

MALL FIRE. At least 36 call center employees were killed inside Davao City's NCCC Mall on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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

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

HTI. Portion of the burned building of the House Technology Industries in the Cavite Export Processing Zone. Rappler file photo

5th HTI fire victim dies in hospital

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Antonia Caviteño is the 5th fatality from the fire that hit House Technology Industries in Cavite

4th HTI fire victim dies in hospital

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Jojo Arcinue of HTI with 65 burns died due to multiple organ failure due to sepsis reports Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla

FACTORY FIRE. A fire hit the HTI factory in Cavite on February 1, 2017. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

After HTI fire, labor dep't wants safety inspection task back

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla say the safety provisions of the law that created the Philippine Economic Zone Authority should be reviewed

REVIEW PEZA LAW. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that there is a need to review the law that created special economic zones in a press conference on the preliminary report on the fire that broke at a House Technology Industry (HTI) facility in the Cavite export processing zone.

Another HTI worker dies from Cavite fire

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Richard Sargento 33 is the latest confirmed fatality

How one worker escaped the HTI fire in Cavite

Feb 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

I heard screams shouts loud coughs loud questions loud weeps and continuous sounds of fear from everyone Kinakain na ng usok ang mga nasa hagdan pababa recounts Ariel Jerome Seroma

TOTALLY BURNT. Members from the Scene of the Crime Operatives and the Bureau of Fire Protection inspect the House Technology Industries (HTI) facility that went up in flames Wednesday, February 1. Photo from the Provincial Government of Cavite

News Briefs: February 6, 2017

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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HTI fire: Worker dies in hospital

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED This is the first officially confirmed fatality in connection with the February 1 fire inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone

Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

WATCH: Fire leaves HTI building in ruins

Feb 05, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The biggest employer in the export processing zone House Technology Industries loses a 6 hectare facility to fire

IN PHOTOS: After the fire, EPZA's HTI building

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Cost of damage to the Japanese owned firm is estimated to be between P12 billion to P15 billion

Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Remulla on Cavite EPZA fire: No cover-up

Feb 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

HTI workers in critical condition will be transferred to Philippine General Hospital for further treatment once they are stable

AFTERMATH. This photo taken on Saturday, February 4 shows the burnt HTI building in Cavite. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Cavite EPZA fire: No deaths recorded, but...

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:10 PM

All 3 189 workers on shift when the fire broke have been accounted for but authorities are not ruling out finding dead bodies when they finally inspect the HTI facility on Saturday February 4

ACCOUNTED FOR. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla shows the list of those injured when the fire broke at the House Technology Industries (HTI) building Wednesday, February 1. He said that there were no missing workers and everyone has been accounted for. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Ceasefire, factory fire, Uber | Evening wRap

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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HTI workers won't be jobless for long after Cavite EPZA fire – Remulla

Feb 03, 2017 - 2:31 PM

UPDATED Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla says regular workers will be absorbed by sister companies of House Technology Industries while adjustments are being made for the rest of some 15 000 affected workers

CRITICAL CONDITION. Divine Grace Medical Center in General Trias is one of the hospitals where victims of the Cavite EPZA fire are confined. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Mining, Duterte, Robredo | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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Bello, factory fire, Beyonce | Midday wRap

Feb 02, 2017 - 1:11 PM

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

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:43 AM

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LIST: Workers injured in Cavite export processing zone fire

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:21 AM

UPDATED Rappler updates this list of patients as hospitals make their names available

FACTORY FIRE. Up to 100 workers of House Techology Industries at the Cavite Export Processing Zone are being treated in various hospitals after the fire on February 1, 2017. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

100 hurt in Cavite factory fire

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:49 AM

UPDATED As of midnight of Thursday there are between 80 and 100 HTI workers being treated in various hospitals around Rosario town where the Cavite Export Processing Zone is located

CAVITE EPZA'S BIGGEST EMPLOYER. Fire hits the Housing Technology Industries facility in Cavite's Export Processing Zone at around 6 pm on February 1, 2017, just after employees have changed shifts. Rappler photo

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The success in ASEAN is also limited largely due to lack of linkages to the wider economy

SPILLOVERS. While the Philippines has been able to attract foreign direct investments in its zones, it "still needs to enhance benefits of technological spillovers and agglomeration – especially since enacting its more comprehensive 1995 Special Economic Zone policy," the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. Image from ADB's website