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AROUND 17,000 jobs vacancies were offered Sunday, Aug. 12, at the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Caravan led by government agencies under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program.
THE Palace announced on Friday that a Court of Appeals (CA) Justice has been appointed as a new justice for the Supreme Court (SC).
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday reversed its earlier ruling that cleared businessman Peter Go Lim of drug-related charges, formally accusing him with “conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading.”
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has been authorized to approve licenses of recruitment agencies that hire overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Friday.
THE LABOR department has banned employers deducting wages from workers for payment plans from profiting as a result of their participation in the scheme.
A REGIONAL court in Manila has declared former leftist Bayan Muna representative Saturnino “Satur” C. Ocampo, United Nations Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, and two others as “non-parties” in a petition filed by the Justice department tagging the communist groups in the country as terrorists.
MALACAÑANG and the Labor department are preparing to appeal an injunction issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which froze an order to PLDT, Inc. to provide regular employment status to more than 7,000 workers.
FORMER SENATOR Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. filed on Monday an “extremely urgent motion to inhibit Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, citing “his wife’s undeniably close ties with former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, Jr. and Ms. (Maria Leonor G.) Leni Robredo.”
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an order directing foreign placement agencies (FPAs) hiring domestic workers for Kuwait to put up an escrow account for their possible money claims in contract disputes.
THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will hold public interviews for applicants of the position of chief justice on August 16, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.
THE LABOR department is seeking more time from President Rodrigo R. Duterte to complete its second list of companies allegedly involved in illegal contractualization.
THE LABOR department said it will assist the 7,000 or so contractual workers of PLDT, Inc. (PLDT) through an “emergency employment program.”
TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the government’s aggressive infrastructure program will create 1.8 million jobs a year, both directly and indirectly through related industries and suppliers.
A NEW case was filed before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against the companies behind Dengvaxia and former and incumbent officials of the Department of Health (DoH), in connection with the death of 11-year-old John Paul R. Rafael in 2016 soon after his inoculation with the vaccine that year.
THE SENATE Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development is seeking an inquiry into regularization issues of employees from PLDT Inc. (PLDT) and Nutri-Asia Inc. (NutriAsia).
THE Supreme Court downgraded estafa charges against businessman Delfin S. Lee, thereby allowing him the recourse of bail.
DISCRIMINATION related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is still predominant in the workplace, despite widespread awareness now on the illness, a labor organization reported.
PLDT, Inc. (PLDT) questioned a recent order by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) regarding the employment status of its workers as “irregular” and “procedurally inappropriate,” because it considers previous orders issued by the department to have been final.
HIRING ACTIVITY grew for a fifth straight month in May, with job listings rising 7% year on year, though the growth rate was slower than the 12% recorded in April, and the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector continuing to post double-digit declines, online jobs website Monster.com said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has dismissed a petition by the parents of slain law student Horacio Castillo III to include a dean at the University of Santo Thomas (UST) in connection with Mr. Castillo’s death by hazing on September 17 last year.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said the wage board for the National Capital Region (NCR) will meet later this month to consult stakeholders and determine whether there are “supervening conditions” that will allow it to conduct wage hearings as soon as legally possible.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires to the post of Ombudsman, according to SC spokesperson Theodore O. Te.
TWO OUT of three Filipinos are against charter change, despite seven out of 10 Filipinos having little awareness towards the proposed shift to federalism, the latest survey by Pulse Asia showed.
EDUCATION advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) calls on the government to establish a workforce development plan that would help boost economic growth.
FOUR of five Filipinos or 81% of respondents polled reject the government’s policy of allowing Chinese intrusion in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Social Weather Stations found in its Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey.
AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Friday the deadlines for filing of petitions of registrations of political parties for next year’s National and Local elections.