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DOLE-7: Contractor did not meet 16 labor standards

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Following a recent construction mishap, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) found at least 16 labor standards not met by the contractor of the Lite Shipping building being constructed along MJ Cuenco. The building, which is owned by Lite Shipping Company and was contracted to Devlarn Ventures and Development Corporation, recently […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

SM job fair draws over 900 applicants; 24 hired on spot

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More than 900 applicants lined up for interview during the Labor Day Job Fair at the Cebu Trade Hall of SM City Cebu on May 1. SM Supermalls and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), along with other partners signed a memorandum of agreement for the conduct of the annual Labor Day Job Fair. […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

BMP in Cebu staged protest vs D.O. 174

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Over 50 members of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) held a rally outside the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) office on Friday morning. BMP members called for the scrapping of DOLE’s Department Order (D.O.) 174. D.O. 174, signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello last month, prohibits labor-only contracting and several other contractual arrangements. […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Militant groups stage rallies ahead of Labor Day

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MILITANT labor groups based in Cebu will hold a rally today in front of the regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) office ahead of Labor Day on May 1 next Monday. Teody Navea, chairman of the Bukluran ng Mangagawang Pilipino, said they will march from Barangay Careta to the DOLE regional office to call […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Repatriated OFWs get livelihood package from DOLE

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  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday offered a package of services from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) WELL program to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated under the Saudi amnesty program. WELL stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood and Legal Assistance which will give OFWs a chance to work and sustain their families. […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Bello signs order prohibiting labor contracting, subcontracting

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MANILA — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III finally signed on Thursday the Department Order (DO) on contracting and subcontracting. Department Order No. 174 superseded DO 18-A, which was earlier reviewed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) following complaints from stakeholders and labor groups that the order contained loopholes. In particular, the new DOLE […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu employment level stays high as national rate dips

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While jobless rates were up in most parts of the country, Central Visayas, particularly Cebu, seemed unfazed by developments in the labor force. Latest figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the region’s unemployment rate was at 4.6 percent in January 2017, lower than the national average of 6.6 percent in the same […]

Posted: March 15th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Labor task force eyed to handle pending ‘endo’ cases in CV

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Will the estimated 9,000 employees affected by the 291 “end of contract” or endo cases become regular employees or not? The affected employees of these pending endo cases at the Department of Labor in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) will soon know the answer to these question once a task force is formed to quickly resolve these […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

DOLE to create task force to resolve ‘endo’ cases

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The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is set to form a task force this week to expedite the resolution of labor cases in the region involving prohibited forms of contractualization. DOLE-7 Director Exequiel Sarcauga, during the 888 News Forum on Tuesday, said that 32 direct-hire and 259 agency-hire cases affecting more […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

SRP mall contractor starts complying with DOLE requirements

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Mercado Builders, Inc., the general contractor of IL Corso Festival Mall at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City is working towards full compliance with labor standards in two weeks. In a statement on Thursday, Filinvest, the project owner, said the contractor has promptly submitted partial requirements to the Department of Labor and Employment […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »