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ECoP flags penal sanctions in work safety bill

THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) in a statement last Thursday said it finds “worrisome” certain provisions in the proposed Occupational Safety and...

Boracay workers’ financial support set at 50% of Region VI minimum...

THE Department of Labor and Employment has laid out the extent of government financial assistance which workers affected by the closure of Boracay are...

DoLE finds 3,400 firms in violation of EO 51

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will release today a list of about 3,400 employers found to be in violation of...

ConCom approves terms for president, veep, senators

THE Consultative Committee to Review the Constitution (ConCom) has unanimously approved the proposed changes in the Legislative and Executive branches under a federal government. Under...

ConCom proposes three supreme courts

By Gillian M. Cortez THE Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) has proposed three supreme courts under a federal system being pushed by...

Women call for institutionalized policies to boost gender equality in the...

WOMEN IN various fields want policies institutionalized to strengthen gender equality in the workplace, including the Philippines which is already considered a leader in...

ILO finds transition to green economy to create new jobs

A NEW REPORT by the International Labor Organization (ILO) found that the transition to a greener economy could generate 24 million jobs in a...

Binictican I-Tech ordered to stop operations after fatal accident

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has ordered Binictican I-Tech Corporation, a subcontractor of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines (HHIC Phils.), to halt...

Duterte draws flak for remarks on China

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter MALACAÑANG on Wednesday said it expects the Philippines’ allies in Asia, including the People’s Republic of China, to defend President...

Vote buying, violence mar polls

REPORTS OF vote buying and election violence marred the long-delayed Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections held Monday, May 14, but officials...

DoLE urges informal sector workers to apply for livelihood aid

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has encouraged qualified informal sector workers to avail of a livelihood aid through the Kabuhayan Program. The labor...

Comelec, other agencies all set for village, youth polls

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz Reporter and Gillian M. Cortez LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies together with the Commission on Elections and other agencies are on alert...

Labor group welcomes added benefits but worried over SIF sustainability

AN ORDER issued last week by the President increasing workers’ benefits has been welcomed by a labor group, but warned against the potential impact...

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

By Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers...

DoLE set to complete list of ‘endo’ violators

By Gillian M. Cortez THE DEPARTMENT of Labor (DoLE) in a statement on Wednesday said it will submit to Malacañang a list of violators in...

PHL plan to end violence against children launched

By Gillian M. Cortez UNICEF, along with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and other local organizations and government agencies, has officially launched...