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IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about the Philippine labor sector

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The employment rate in the country is at 94.7% as of January 2018

Gov’t urged to shield poor from higher costs due to tax reform law

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says 15.6 million informal workers will be affected by the newly-signed Train law

Workers with good behavioral skills get better pay – study

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:45 PM

A World Bank study finds that more firms have difficulty looking for workers 'with appropriate socioemotional skills'

SOFT SKILLS. A World Bank report says Phiilippine employers are looking for workers with good behavioral skills.

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

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill

FAILURE. Various of labor groups hold a protest rally on the government's failure to address the needs of workers as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office on Friday, June 30. Photo by Darren Langit

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:06 PM

The plight of the labor sector started during Marcos time says labor group All Workers Unity at a rally protesting the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NOT A HERO. Various labor groups stage a protest rally against the unannounced burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Saudi minister 'not satisfied' with female employment rate

May 04, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Labor Minister Mufarrej Al Haqbani says however that the driving ban for women is not one of the factors behind the level of female employment

epa05066146 Saudi women stand outside a polling station after casting their votes in the Kigdom's municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 12 December 2015. For the first time Saudi women have been allowed to run and vote in the the country's municipal elections, regarded as a small but significant opening of the ultra conservative society to women. Though female candidates were not allowed to campaign and had to be accomapanied by a male guardian in order to be able to vote in the country where they are still not allowed by law to drive. The voting age was also lowered prior to the election from 21 to 18. EPA/AHMED YOSRI

On Labor Day, Robredo wants to plug gaps in labor laws

May 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

At a Labor Day rally the vice presidential candidate also says voters should look at what candidates have done for the labor sector even before workers rights became a hot topic for the elections

PROTECTING WORKERS. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo addresses labor groups at a rally organized by SENTRO on May 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo's media group

Nat'l labor party seeks accreditation, bets woo it for support

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The Labor Party of the Philippines plans to endorse and field national and local candidates for the 2016 polls once it is accredited

WORKER. A Filipino fish port worker carries a tuna before weighing it at the Fish Port in General Santos City, southern Philippines, on June 17, 2015. Photo by Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Tagle honors workers: ‘You are the face of God’

May 01, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Our noble workers are truly admirable – they who work quietly and diligently and even with the little money they earn do not get tempted by the widespread culture of corruption