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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will sign an agreement with Japan on Tuesday that could result in at least 100,000 workers with specialized skills, including caregivers.
ONLINE HIRING activity in the Philippines rose slightly during the fourth quarter of 2018, online job recruitment site Monster.com said.
SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto III has filed a resolution calling for an investigation into Metro Manila’s water crisis.
BUS operators said one of the flaws of the part-fixed and part performance-based salary scheme being enforced by the labor department is the failure to recognize the need to pay bus drivers more than conductors.
EMPLOYERS Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr. said he does not see the need to come to an agreement with the labor sector regarding its voluntary regularization program.
LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said his department is still in negotiations to get unions to sign off on the delayed voluntary regularization plan proposed by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP), in the hope that the plan will become a tripartite deal.
WAGE and employment inequality between men and women remains an issue globally, according to a report from the International Labor Organization (ILO).
IMPORTANCE for women’s rights go beyond laws and should be emphasized especially under the current administration, various stakeholders said as International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8.
LONGER exposure to work conditions will ensure the employability of senior high school students, particularly those in Technical-Vocational Education (TVE), a technical school educator said.
AMA University Online Education (AMA OEd) said it is offering an online program featuring short courses to enhance employee skills across various industries.
FOREIGNERS looking to work in the Philippines will now be required to obtain work visas in their countries of origin, with the visa to be a prerequisite for applying for a work permit, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) gave bus companies until March 9 to incorporate a semi-fixed salary component in paying their drivers and conductors, a compensation structure that was sanctioned by the Supreme Court last year.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) is aiming for a rabies-free Philippines over the next decade and has called on all owners to have their pets vaccinated.
THE VOLUNTARY regularization plan put forward by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) has not been signed, with ECoP and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) citing various reasons for the plan’s sidetracking, which include a threat by labor groups to prosecute to Secretary of Labor for dereliction of duty.
LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III said that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the newly enacted law that extends maternity leave may be issued by May.
SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III said the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) lacks the funding and manpower to issue special working permits (SWPs) to foreigners, after Congress last week proposed to give DoLE that authority.
LABOR GROUPS called President Rodrigo R. Duterte “irresponsible” for ignoring rules governing the employment of foreigners in the Philippines, particularly Chinese workers.
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said the recently signed Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Act will not be beneficial to most women in the work force.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will sign an agreement with Japan that will expand Tokyo’s intake of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with specialized skills.
THE Sandiganbayan acquitted former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Diomedio P. Villanueva of graft charges for prosecution’s failure to prove his role in anomalous transactions worth P53 million. He is also free of civil liabilities.
THE Department of Health (DoH) said the early stages of implementing the Universal Health care (UHC) Law, faces challenges because of a shortage of funding and health workers.
TRUCKERS and customs brokers called on the government to enforce the rules on re-exporting empty containers as an urgent measure to address congestion in the Port of Manila, with stakeholders claiming that port utilization is already at 100%.
THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said it will temporarily relax its requirements for continuing professional development credits for professionals seeking to renew their licenses.
SIXTY-THREE barangays in Cotabato province have been officially proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
BUDGET Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the government is still preparing the list of major projects which it will submit to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) soon for exemption from the election ban on public works, apart from the foreign-backed works which are typically exempt.
THE Government-Academe-Industry Network (GAIN) is backing the establishment of an agency that will oversee national educational qualifications and bring them up to par with international standards.
SENATORIAL candidates under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicked off their election campaign in Pampanga on Tuesday, while the opposition Liberal Party’s eight candidates under the Otso Diretso banner began their stumping in Caloocan City, a hotspot in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war.
THE NATIONAL Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBOC) postponed yet again its session in the final tabulation and proclamation of results on the Feb. 6...
THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has issued a reminder to candidates in the upcoming national and local elections that they can be penalized for prohibited campaign materials, even if these were supposedly put up by supporters without their knowledge.
THE Department of National Defense (DND) announced that the repair and improvements of facilities in the disputed Pag-asa Island, also known as Thitu, will continue and are expected to be finished within the first few months of 2019, amid reports of increased Chinese presence in the area.
THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that it may require less refresher coursework from professionals as the agency makes adjustments to implement the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law.
A MEASURE exempting graduates and out-of-school youth from fees charged for official documents was ratified by both chambers of Congress on Wednesday.
THREE GRENADE explosions hit different areas in Lanao del Norte on the eve of the second round of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Wednesday, but the voting day itself went generally smoothly, according to election and security officials.