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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said the wage board for the National Capital Region (NCR) will meet later this month to consult stakeholders and determine whether there are “supervening conditions” that will allow it to conduct wage hearings as soon as legally possible.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires to the post of Ombudsman, according to SC spokesperson Theodore O. Te.
TWO OUT of three Filipinos are against charter change, despite seven out of 10 Filipinos having little awareness towards the proposed shift to federalism, the latest survey by Pulse Asia showed.
EDUCATION advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) calls on the government to establish a workforce development plan that would help boost economic growth.
FOUR of five Filipinos or 81% of respondents polled reject the government’s policy of allowing Chinese intrusion in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Social Weather Stations found in its Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey.
AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Friday the deadlines for filing of petitions of registrations of political parties for next year’s National and Local elections.
THE LABOR department said its priorities for compliance inspections include television networks, economic zones and security agencies.
PLDT, Inc. (PLDT) said comments attributed to the labor secretary regarding the telco’s executives owning a number of labor-only contracting companies are false and misleading.
ECONOMIC growth in the Philippines can be complemented further by companies investing in good governance, said participants at a forum on Thursday on “Investing in Integrity: Investments Protection through Anti-Corruption Initiatives.”
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday reiterated that telecommunications giant PLDT, Inc. should regularize the contractual workers of its service providers.
EMPLOYERS are looking more closely at interpersonal and problem-solving skills and attitude, indicating a new willingness to hire new graduates with no work experience, JobStreet.com said.
A LABOR group on Monday said it will send a rejoinder “within the week” to a business group’s motion to dismiss the wage hike petition of P320 in the National Capital Reigon.
THE Senate President has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allow detained Senator Leila M. De Lima to hold committee hearings within the premises of the PNP headquarters where the senator is confined on drug charges.
THE care services industry could produce up to 475 million jobs by 2030, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT said that domestic workers will be deployed back to Kuwait once both countries agree on a standard employment contract.
NutriAsia Inc. in a statement on Thursday said it will appeal an order this week by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to regularize 80 workers under the company’s arrangement with AsiaPro Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AsiaPro).
THE CONSULTATIVE Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution unanimously approved on Tuesday, July 3, a draft Federal Constitution, almost five months after the body appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte first convened on Feb. 19.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it ordered AMPC, a contractor allegedly engaged in illegal contractualization practices with Nutri-Asia, Inc. (NAI), to cease its contracting activities.
“EIGHT REGIONS” have already submitted their recommendations for an increase in their minimum wage rates, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello told reporters on Monday.
A MAJORITY of 64% of Filipino adults agreed, and 20% disagreed, with the government’s recommendation to close the entire island of Boracay to tourists for one year for full rehabilitation, according to a noncommissioned poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
THE Labor department said it expects more workers to be given regular status soon after it inspects companies it earlier warned about employment practices that amount to illegal contractualization.
A BUSINESS group said subsidies that the government intends to provide to low-wage workers will be difficult to track, suggesting that many payouts could go to undeserving recipients.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has suspended the issuance of alien employment permits (AEP) for those intending to work on Boracay in the wake of the resort island’s six-month rehabilitation.
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.
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) plans to submit by next month a new list of companies engaging in illegal contractualization, including television “networks” and “hospitals.”
THE REGIONAL consultations on the draft of a new Constitution and federalism will hold its second session Tuesday, June 26, in Baguio City, with autonomy and ancestral domain among the main topics to be tackled.
ONLINE hiring activity in the Philippines increased during the first quarter with the outlook improving due to the country’s strong fundamentals, Monster.com said.
SEVEN companies committed to promoting gender equality have tied up with a womens’ organization to put together manuals and tool kits that will help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
THE CONSULTATIVE Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) is confident of meeting the August 19 deadline for the proposal on the Federal Constitution as stipulated under Executive Order 10 issued in 2016.
PHILIPPINE CAPITAL Metro Manila will have a different type of regional government under the proposed federal system given that it is composed of mainly urbanized areas.
THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) filed a petition with the National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Wages and Productivity Board for a P320 across-the-board wage increase for workers in the private sector.
THE Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) said that they have new proposal for the Federal constitution wherein a “democracy fund” in the federal constitution to ensure equality in campaign funding and discourage corruption.
EDUCATION advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) flagged the need for improved quality of learning to empower Filipinos joining the work force.
THE National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) said regional wage boards have been briefed about the impact of tax reform by key government agencies, which provided data that the boards are expected to consider when they rule on wage petitions.
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