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THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has started inspecting establishments across the country to check for compliance in employing foreign nationals.
THE FIRST reported case of a lung problem linked to smoking e-cigarettes in the country involved a 16-year old girl, the Department of Health (DoH) announced on Friday.
A POLICEMAN linked to the murder of a radio broadcaster in Dumaguete City last week has surrendered.
TECHNOLOGY will aid the absorption of more elderly workers into the labor force, a key consideration for regional economies where populations are rapidly aging the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
PRESIDENTIAL Adviser for Flagship Projects Vivencio B. Dizon said 35 such projects are under construction and 38 will be completed by the end of the government’s term, while rejecting an opposition Senator’s characterization of the infrastructure program as a “dismal failure.”
MALACAÑANG is pushing the Senate to approve a proposal to increase the excise tax on alcohol products, cigarettes, heated tobacco and vapor products by certifying “the necessity of the immediate enactment” of the measure concerned, Senate Bill No. 1074.
THE Palace said the government’s infrastructure program is making progress and defended the slow going on some public works as due to “caution” in completing preliminary activities like acquiring right-of-way.
THE presidential palace wants to ban a foreign human rights activist for allegedly interfering in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.
THE Labor department yesterday asked employers to follow the law when hiring senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD).
AROUND 100 nurses have completed a program of the Department of Health (DoH) in partnership with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation, in order to upgrade the nursing profession in time for the Universal Health Care (UHC) Program which takes effect next year.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte approved measures creating more teaching positions in the public school system and to reform the current curriculum.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has floated a proposal to his Cabinet to crack down on plastic pollution after making a similar approach to his fellow regional leaders, officials said.
VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo yesterday said she has called for a meeting of an interagency body against illegal drugs after her appointment as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug czar.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will require P500 million to provide livelihood assistance to workers affected by the Mindanao earthquakes.
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a warning Monday against fraudulent online organizations claiming to be the agency and offering non-existent jobs.
AS THE 10th year anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre nears, a lawyer representing the families of the victims is hopeful that the principal suspects in the case, members of the Ampatuan political clan, will soon be convicted.
BANGKOK -- Asian countries held conclusive talks on what could be the world’s biggest trade pact and there will be an announcement of success at a summit in Bangkok, despite doubts raised by India, the Thai hosts said on Monday.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said economic growth in 2019 will come in at the lower end of the government’s target range of 6-7%, ahead of the third quarter GDP announcement this week.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte did not bring up a United Nations ruling favoring the Philippines in a sea dispute with China during a meeting with the Chinese premiere at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-China Summit in Bangkok on Sunday.
THE LOCAL government of Cotabato, the most affected province in the series of three strong earthquakes that struck central Mindanao in October, has appealed to private groups and individuals delivering relief assistance to coordinate with the incident command center at the provincial office compound in Kidapawan City.
SALARY inequality persisted in the agricultural sector between male and female workers except in Southern Luzon and Davao despite a rise in the overall wage rate, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said, citing the findings of a survey.
THE Department of Health (DoH) said it will submit its price-controlled list for 122 drugs this week for the approval of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
ABOUT 1.4 million Filipino families (5.6%) reported being victimized by common crimes in the past six months, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
THE Department of Health (DoH) said higher sin taxes will be required to fund expanded outpatient benefits and health insurance coverage for poor patients when the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law takes effect next year.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte’s attendance to the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Chile still depends on his doctors’ advice as well as developments in the ongoing unrest in the host country.
THE government will save nearly P800 billion yearly by investing in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD), factoring in the economic growth boost over the next 15 years.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s offer for Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo to head the state’s crackdown against illegal drugs is a chance for her to prove her mettle as the head of the opposition, the presidential palace said yesterday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will take extreme action against water concessionaires that fail to address the ongoing water crisis, up to and including cancellation of their contracts, his spokesman said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to attend all meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Thailand after missing major meetings last year due to “power naps,” the presidential palace said yesterday.