More plantilla positions needed to end contractualization in government agencies

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/03/2018

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) needs to create more plantilla positions to end contractualization of employees in government agencies. Luchel Taniza, Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (Dole-7) information officer, said that monitoring…

Gov’t also engages in contractualization

Fe Marie Dumaboc and Jose Santino Bunachita, Jessa Mae Sotto, Nestle Semilla 05/02/2018

Labor contracting in public sector should be fixed first – Escudero; Davide describes gov’t ‘worst violator of contractualization’ GUESS who is the biggest employer of contractual employees? Government. Sen. Francis Escudero lamented that the government remained to…

Duterte orders end of Endo on Labor Day

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/01/2018

CEBU CITY- President Rodrigo has signed an executive order that puts an end to the practice of labor contracting. He signed the executive order on Tuesday morning in front of the thousands of job applicants and local…

Four labor groups call to workers: Unite, join our fight against contractualization

04/26/2018

With Labor Day approaching on May 1, at least four labor groups are calling on workers to unite and join them in their cause to put an end to contractualization in the country. The groups made their…

Labor groups call to end contractualization

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/26/2018

Over a hundred individuals from different labor groups stage a protest in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) building along General Maxilom Avenue corner Gorordo Ave., Cebu City on Monday morning. Members of the…

Even business leaders see ‘endo’ as exploitative

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/02/2017

  CLOSE to one year since President Rodrigo Duterte promised to eradicate prohibited contractualization in the country, not just labor but local business leaders are still waiting for its fulfillment. Gordon Alan “Dondi” Joseph, president of the…

LABOR GROUPS SAY: Duterte forgot campaign promise to end work contractualization

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/30/2017

A labor group is hopeful that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign an executive order today putting an end to contractualization, as the world celebrates Labor Day. Dennis Derige, coordinator of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa,…

Lobbying for change

Editorial 04/30/2017

While workers around the world grapple with the looming possibility of robots and artificial intelligence taking over jobs that were labor intensive and considered menial by white collar employees, here in the Philippines the (mostly) militant labor…

Militants urged DOLE to stop ‘endo’ practice

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/03/2017

CEBU CITY– At least 80 members of militant groups held a rally in front of the office of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) along Gorordo Avenue in Cebu City on Friday morning…

Duterte’s ‘endo’ gains traction, 24K workers regularized

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/18/2016

Employers across the country have heeded President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to stop contractualization. In his keynote speech at the Labor Summit on Friday in Cebu City, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that as of November 11,…

Tunnel vision

Editorial 10/16/2016

Malacañang may describe former president Fidel V. Ramos’s grim assessment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in office as “fatherly advice,” but it doesn’t reduce the sting of the elder statesman’s words that the country “is…

Gov’t should first clean its ranks

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/14/2016

Amid the Duterte administration’s thrust to rid the country of unjust contractualization practices, the challenge is big for the government to enforce reforms within its ranks. Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and…

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