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Manila monitoring HK crisis — Labor chief

THE Philippines is monitoring the unrest in Hong Kong to see whether there’s a need to stop the deployment of Filipino workers there, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said yesterday.

International group calls on Bello to investigate killings of local labor...

AN INTERNATIONAL labor coalition is calling on Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to investigate the death of a local labor leader, the 43rd such case since President Rodrigo R. Duterte assumed office in June 2016.

Labor chief reaffirms repatriation team to be sent to Libya

LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III reaffirmed an earlier announcement that it will send an augmentation team that will supervise the repatriation of overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in conflict-stricken areas of Libya.

Bello, Lapeña, Quintayo under Palace investigation

AN OFFICIAL of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Monday said the commission is currently investigating corruption allegations against Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Director-General Isidro S. Lapeña of the Technical and Skills Development Authority, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) chairperson Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo.

Resumption of peace talks with communist groups still ‘possible’

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Thursday said it is still “possible” to go back to the peace table with communist groups next year despite the administration’s shift towards localized talks.

Duterte threatened deployment ban if OFW in UAE executed: Bello

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte would have declared a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if its government pushed through with the execution of Jennifer Dalquez.

Bello: Regional boards to submit recommendations on wages June 30-July 15

LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III on Tuesday said all regional wage boards will submit their recommendations for wage hikes by July 15 at the latest.

Bello wants wage adjustments by July

LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III has urged regions deliberating on wage adjustments to fast-track this process by the “end of June” until July 15.

Bello: Gov’t to revisit labor agreements with other nations

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Wednesday said the government will revisit all existing bilateral agreements with other countries following the country’s signing...

Labor chief signs lifting of deployment ban to Kuwait

By Camille A. Aguinaldo LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Thursday officially signed the lifting of the deployment ban to Kuwait to be enforced...