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THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) on Friday announced its guidelines for production shoots in the entertainment industry under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). These will include conducting casting via video and limiting production staff.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said it is looking into the corn milling and trading industry as one of its priority sectors for competition analysis and enforcement in 2019.
THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said it is pushing for a “rationalization” of construction worker salaries to support the government’s infrastructure program.
ADULT joblessness in the second quarter dropped to 19.7% from 23.9% a quarter earlier, Social Weather Stations (SWS) said Thursday, citing the results of a survey.
THE government’s job skills training agency said it has tied up with FindWork Philippines, a human resources consulting firm, to match employers participating in the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure program with qualified candidates via a mobile application.
AN ASSOCIATION of employers said the economy is not yet in crisis due to high inflation but added that its main concern is the potential for wages to rise to an “excessive” degree.
COMPANIES OPERATING within the Central Visayas have been given until Nov. 1 to file for an exemption from the new minimum wage rates that took effect Aug. 3.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) yesterday filed another application for the arrest of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, this time before the court that already dismissed the criminal charges for rebellion against the ex-mutineer in 2011.
OVERSEAS Filipino Workers (OFWs) will no longer need exit clearance to leave Qatar after the government there amended its labor code, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.
LATEST labor data in July bared a mixed picture as unemployment eased, but those wanting more work increased.
THE SUPERVISORS’ union of PLDT, Inc. (PLDT) yesterday filed a notice of strike against the telecommunication firm’s alleged unfair labor practices as they held a protest outside the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) main office in Manila.
THE Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) said in its budget hearing that without “superior incentives,” it will have a hard time attracting investors.
THE NUMBER of Filipinos satisfied with the way democracy works under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has dropped to 78% as of March 2018 from 86% in Sept. 2016, but the average remains the highest among past leaders, a Social Weathers Survey (SWS) study reported.
THE Department of Energy (DoE) has promised to review a recent order directing oil companies to offer diesel fuel compliant with the Euro 2 emissions standard as an inflation-control measure, after opposition to the order surfaced at a Congressional hearing.
FORMER NAYONG Pilipino Foundation (NPF) officials reiterated that its deal with Hong Kong-based gaming firm Landing International Development Ltd. complied with all legal requirements, saying that graft and corruption allegations against its officials are part of a smear campaign to derail the $1.5-billion integrated resort and casino project.
A BILL that will increase the independence of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has been endorsed by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who claims that the measure will bring the agency’s powers in line with those envisioned under the 1987 Constitution
THE High Court dismissed detained Senator Leila De Lima’s motion for reconsideration regarding her petition to attend the oral arguments of the Philippines’ exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC). This as minority solons have petitioned for the incarcerated senator to argue via audio feed.
SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto III of the Nationalist People’s Coalition on Thursday said “We would rather come out with an official list that we will support after the filing of certificate of candidacy.”
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will file a motion for reconsideration with the Court of Appeals in a bid to overturn an injunction against the enforcement of a DoLE order to PLDT, Inc. calling on the telco to grant regular status to contractual workers.
THE International Labor Organization (ILO) has found that 93% of the poor in the Asia-Pacific are exposed to environmental degradation and political instability, creating difficulties for the labor sector.
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said the arrest of three lawyers in relation to a raid in a Makati bar suspected as an illegal drug trading venue “raises grave concerns for the rule of law in the Philippines.”
THE tax appeals court ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to pay back Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (Semirara) over P27 million worth of illegally collected Value Added Taxes (VAT).
SOUTH LUZON Tollway Corp. has been granted a refund of P49 million by the tax appeals court after it was issued an invalid assessment notice.
THE SHIFT to federalism is now unlikely to move ahead within President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, but its significance as a continuing public issue remains, analysts sought for comment said.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it will launch an “anti-colorum drive” against unregistered transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) next month. “ffective...