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Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Minimum wages go up in Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley

May 01, 2016 - 2:29 PM

All minimum wages in the country will thus be higher than the poverty threshold says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 19, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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DOLE says veto of P2,000 SSS hike wise, P500 more viable

Jan 19, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz adds that Filipino workers enjoyed more benefits under the Aquino administration

SUPPORT FOR AQUINO. Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz supports the President's veto on the proposed P2,000 SSS pension hike. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

2015: At DOLE job fairs, 45,000 applicants were hired on the spot

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The most number of applicants were hired at job fairs held in the Calabarzon region from January to November 2015

JOB SEEKERS. Filipino jobseekers fill-up application forms during a job fair inside SMX convention center during Labor Day in Manila. File photo by Ritchie Tingco/EPA

DOLE approves P5 to P12 wage increase in Bicol region starting December 25

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The new rates apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector regardless of their position

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Minimum wage in Central Luzon up by P15

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Wage earners in Aurora have a slightly higher increase of P20

WAGE HIKE. The P15-increase is good news for minimum wage earners in Central Luzon. File photo by Rappler

VLOG: DOLE tells companies to give 13th month pay by Dec 24

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:38 PM

13th month pay does not include other allowances and extra payments for employees who work overtime

DOLE to employers: Give 13th month pay by Dec 24

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Gov t also sets a moratorium on the implementation of the Labor Laws Compliance System in NCR

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS. The labor department reminds workers of their right to their 13th month pay. File photo by AFP

Taiwan increases pay of foreign house service workers

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:20 PM

They deserve the pay raise after [the rate] has remained stagnant for 18 years says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

MIGRANT WORKERS. A known labor-sending country, the Philippines gets a boost in the economy through the remittances of overseas Filipino workers. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Fury over DOLE’s decision in ex-labor attache's case

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says complainants could still appeal the decision by the DOLE panel

Workers urge DOLE to speed up reforms in fish export industry

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:59 AM

The fish workers recipients of new boats from the government want safe working conditions and fixed wages for handline fishermen

INAUGURATION. Union leaders stand on board one of the mother boats for handline fishermen funded by government. Photo from IUF

OFWs paying for expensive labor office in HK

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Why in the first place did the Department of Labor decide to move its offices from the Consulate in United Centre?

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian faces criminal raps over Kentex fire

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country

DOLE-led dialogue offers solutions to recruiters’ woes

Jul 18, 2015 - 3:29 PM

A group seeking the ouster of POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac has shelved its planned July 20 protest action given the policy proposals agreed upon

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

PH gov’t: No repatriation needed for OFWs in Greece

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Malacañang reassures Filipinos the country can withstand possible fallout of the Greek referendum citing strong and resilient local economy

File photo of overseas Filipino workers from AFP

DMCI found with 8 labor law 'deficiencies' – DOLE

Jul 06, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says 209 of the 425 displaced workers from the Torre de Manila construction site have already been re assigned to other DMCI projects

PHOTOBOMBING CONDO. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 188th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Jose Rizal at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park on December 30, 2014. At the back stands an unfinished condominium which as gained opposition among heritage advocates. Photo by Malacañang

DOLE endorses to DOJ criminal cases vs Kentex

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor

Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Five persons were killed after they were trapped inside a burning rubber slipper factory in Valenzuela City, according to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Northern Mindanao minimum wage up P12 a day by July 3

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM

These wage earners are also exempted from paying income tax on their wage and on their hazard pay holiday pay night shift differential and overtime pay

Emotional meeting between Baldoz, OFW with death sentence

Jun 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

On appeal Dalquez’ death sentence stems from a murder conviction handed down by the Al Ain Court of First Instance last May 20

Dire conditions found in factories around Kentex

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Workers are not provided with personal protective equipment including earplugs for noise pollution face masks for airborne contaminants and welding goggles

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Victims' kin, survivors file criminal raps vs Kentex

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:41 PM

A total of 52 – 8 casualties kin and 44 survivors – name 9 Kentex owners as respondents in their criminal complaint

CASUALTIES. Authorities examine charred bodies of workers killed in the Kentex factory fire in Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex says kin of more than half of fire casualties will settle

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The settlement of the civil aspect of the case aside the workers say they will still file a criminal complaint against the footwear manufacturer

Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex 'dummy' ordered to pay P8.3M to 99 workers

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The amount is higher than the initial estimate of P7 8 million

OFW in Abu Dhabi to appeal death sentence

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:48 PM

We pray that Dalquez will be saved from the death penalty and we pin our hopes too on the steadfast assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

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Jun 08, 2015 - 6:35 PM

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Kentex survivors, victims' kin file complaint vs Baldoz, Roxas

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Workers go to the Ombudsman wary that the Aquino government is sparing Cabinet members and eyeing only Valenzuela local officials for possible charges

PROTEST. Family and relatives of kentex workers killed in the factory fire file charges against labor officials before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on June 8. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ creates special panel on Kentex factory fire

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The 6 member panel will review official reports and gather evidence to determine criminal and administrative charges over the deadly blaze

Metro Manila needs more labor laws compliance officers

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

There are only about 150 labor laws compliance officers in the region catering to over 37 344 establishments far from the recommendation of the International Labor Organization

SEARCH. Authorities enter the burnt Kentex factory in Valenzuela City. Photo by Francis Malasig

No push from Aquino to pass pro-worker laws

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Aquino says there is already an impetus from members of Congress themselves to enact these laws

Labor laws compliance system is 'landmark reform' – DOLE

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:26 PM

With the unfortunate incident happening under a system lauded for being a game changer in workplace assessment Aquino is under pressure to institute long lasting pro worker reforms

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex to pay at least P7.8M to 'underpaid' workers – DOLE

May 23, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The amount excludes unpaid law mandated benefits reportedly denied to the 99 factory workers among others

Labor dep't orders Kentex 'dummy' to stop operations

May 23, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Depending on the results of ongoing probes criminal charges can likewise be lodged against CJC Manpower Services and Kentex Manufacturing

Valenzuela lawmaker hits mayor over Kentex permit

May 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Representative Magtanggol Gunigundo believes the grant of the footwear manufacturer s provisional business permit violated the Fire Code

KENTEX FACTORY. A view of a burnt footwear factory following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Deaths in PH factory fire show need for decent jobs

May 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Part of the government s commitment to uphold international labor standards is monitoring and regulating businesses so that jobs created are not mere sources of income but are also safe secure and decent

WIDOWER. Emmanuel Madiclom loses his wife and daughter to a Valenzuela fire. Photo by Faye Sales

Valenzuela factory fire 'rallying point' vs contractual labor

May 19, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Resigned Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says the incident provides an opportunity for pro worker groups to push for reforms

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May 19, 2015 - 7:15 PM

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Kentex no-show at first DOLE meeting on deadly fire

May 19, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Labor officials believe that Kentex Manufacturing s subcontractor CJC Manpower Services is its dummy

Valenzuela fire 'setback' for PH manufacturing – analyst

May 18, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The fatal Valenzuela fire prompts many groups to question the effectiveness of the labor department s Labor Laws Compliance System

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May 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Gov't pushes job safety laws after deadly factory fire

May 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Occupational safety standards were adopted in 1978 but lack teeth because Congress has failed to pass a law imposing penalties against violators says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

FATALITY. Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela City, Philippines, 14 May 2015. Francis R Malasig/EPA

Palace: More inspections after Kentex fire

May 16, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has initial reports on Kentex engaging the services of a subcontractor not registered with the labor department

FATALITIES. Authorities seal the remains of workers killed in a footwear factory in Valenzuela. Photo by PNP-PIO

Kentex offers fire victims 'negligible' compensation

May 15, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian says the owner of the factory where at least 72 died in a fire is victimizing the workers twice over

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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May 15, 2015 - 8:45 PM

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Valenzuela fire death trap highlights sweatshop abuses

May 15, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The deaths should serve as a wake up call for businessmen to stop these abuses says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

DEATHS. Body bags bear the remains of factory workers, burnt beyond recognition. Photo by PNP-PIO

Valenzuela factory passed occupational safety checks – DOLE

May 14, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Labor department records show that fire struck Kentex Manufacturing Company complied with general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards as of last check in September 2014

MASSIVE FIRE. A rubber slipper factory that burned in Valenzuela City complied with safety requirements as of September, said the government. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

President Aquino spends Labor Day in Cebu

May 02, 2015 - 1:06 AM

Aquino emphasizes on this trip that power disruptions would greatly affect the economy of the province

LABOR DAY. Aquino speaks with the members of Mandaue Chamber of Commerce at the Jobstart Philippines forum at JCentre mall in Mandaue City, Cebu. Photo by Dale Israel/Rappler