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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has sounded out the Senate on a plan to reduce the cash transfer budget for 2020 and shifting the funds to a program to provide relief to retrenched workers.
OPPOSITION Senator Franklin M. Drilon, a former justice secretary, expressed alarm and disappointment over the admission of Director General Aaron Aquino, chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), that recycling of illegal drugs is still rampant despite the administration’s bloody war on illegal drugs that has killed thousands.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the use of unregistered diagnostic tests made by a China-based biomedical company.
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said that it arrested 277 illegal workers, many of whom were Chinese nationals working for illegal online gaming operations.
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday said it finalized the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Good Conduct and Time Allowance (GCTA) law and expressed its intention to exert more control over the Bureau of Customs (BuCor).
THE National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) said it has completed the first portion of its review of the current wage determination system and is on track to meet the end-2019 deadline.
THE Department of Education (DepEd) said it is currently in talks to improve the career path for public school teachers to ensure a steadier progression to the senior rank of Master Teacher.
FEWER Filipino voters complained about cheating in the May 2019 elections, according to a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
MORE than 4,000 Filipino workers were deployed through the Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA) from January to July this year, according to the agency.
THE Department of Health (DoH) will release next month details of its plan to jointly regulate the e-cigarette industry with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), after it issued an order in June that called for such producers to be licensed.
THE Department of Tourism (DoT) signed a partnership Thursday with Dubai’s Emirates Airlines (Emirates) to promote the Philippines as a destination to the airline’s European passengers.
GOLDEN ARCHES Development Corp. (GADC) has teamed up with the local government of Manila to provide employment opportunities to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) at McDonald’s branches in the city.
LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said his department will submit its draft Security of Tenure (SoT) bill later this year after legislators finalize the 2020 budget, further delaying the new version of the vetoed measure, which was originally to be forwarded to Congress in August.
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) hopes to enroll the remaining 2% of the population in its insurance scheme by the close of the...
THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is pushing the benefits of its food safety program, which it said will help companies get on the permit and registration fast track.
PHILHEALTH President Ricardo Morales admits that nationwide implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law will take a few years to take effect, citing funding and capability issues.
FORMER Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV denies kidnapping a woman back in 2016 which is alleged to have been part of efforts in bringing down the Duterte administration. Mr. Trillanes said that this is the administration’s way of putting down critics.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it inspected 34,000 establishments during the first half, ahead of the pace to meet its 2019 inspection target of 55,000.
TECH START-UP Salarium said it launched the latest edition of its software that will ease the payroll preparation process, this time targeting larger companies.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it is still consulting economic managers and the business sector on its draft security of tenure (SoT) bill, further delaying its scheduled submission to Congress this month.
AN ORGANIZATION representing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) workers said it will lobby Congress again to legislate reasonable work conditions for the sector, after such efforts failed in the 17th Congress.
A US UNION called for improved workers’ rights and benefits in the Philippine Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, saying that keeping Philippine compensation low affects work conditions of their US counterparts.
THE PROFESSIONAL Regulation Commission (PRC) is increasing the number of programs that can be accredited under the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law in order to facilitate compliance by professionals.
A UNITED NATIONS (UN) agency estimated the annual economic losses in Asia and the Pacific from disasters at more than half a trillion dollars, and urged countries to invest in prevention and resiliency measures to manage the risk because disasters are getting worse.
A LEGISLATOR said Thursday that he supports cadet training for the police service to be offered to Senior High School (SHS) students undergoing the mandatory Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.
GLOBE Telecom Inc. said it has tapped medical experts to address fears of cancer risk from mobile phone use and proximity to cell towers, which it cited as a factor in delaying the construction of cell sites.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will start accepting license applications for e-cigarette and vape businesses in December, allowing for a transition period after the July release of regulations for the industry.
MORE THAN half of Filipino youth want to go abroad to land jobs, while the Philippines had the smallest percentage of this segment saying they would like to stay in the country to work, according to an online survey covering six Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members which the World Economic Forum published on Aug. 16.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will issue guidelines in less than the 60 days required on the law granting workers 100% of service charges collected by hotels, restaurants and other such establishments.