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Labor department to check TV stations, ecozones for possible labor violations

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The labor department will focus on inspecting economic zones, security agencies and television networks nationwide to check if these companies abide by general labor standards.

In a press statement on Thursday, July 12, the Department of Labor and Employment said “In Administrative Order No. 350, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the formation of a Special Inspection Team composed of 34 newly-appointed Labor Inspection Auditors (LIAs) to conduct inspection in the priority sectors.”

LIA’s are set to inspect television networks first. DoLE added that besides the main operations the priority companies, “their contractors, subsidiaries, and affiliates, including field, provincial, and regional operations offices, will also undergo scrutiny and thorough inspection by the LIAs.”

LIAs will then proceed to inspect economic zones and security agencies in partnership with DoLE Regional Officers. — Gillian M. Cortez