At least 50 Fooda employees stage labor strike against management

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 50 employees from various branches of Fooda Saversmart staged a labor strike on Friday morning, September 17, along General Maxilom Avenue to protest the company’s alleged mismanagement. Juliet Doverte, head of…

Observe holiday pay for Ninoy Aquino Day, National Heroes Day, employers told

Inquirer.net 08/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged employers and business owners to abide by proper pay rules during the special non-working and regular holidays in August. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre…

Cebu establishments conferred Safety Seal Certificate

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several establishments in Cebu were awarded Safety Seal Certificate for their continued implementation of the health and safety protocols to prevent or mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The safety…

Tourism industry workers urged to avail of CAMP cash aid

Futch Anthony Inso 04/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) has urged workers in the tourism industry to avail the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP). In a virtual press conference on Friday…

DOLE issues new ventilation guidelines for workplaces, public transport

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In order to make the workplace and public transportation more responsive to the government’s health protocols, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines for proper ventilation in workplaces and public transportation…

2-3 million MSME workers to benefit from proposed wage subsidy program — DOLE

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/15/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Two to three million workers of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) may benefit from the P52-billion wage subsidy program being proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Labor Secretary Silvestre…

Gov’t to release guidelines for ventilation in cinemas — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will release guidelines for proper ventilation in cinemas after it allowed movie houses in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) said…

P1.9 million allotted for Cebu City’s TUPAD beneficiaries

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unemployed and displaced workers in Cebu City will now have something to look forward to. Senator Emmanuel Joel Villanueva has managed to secure a P1.9 million allotment for the city under the…

DOLE reminds employers to release 13th-month pay of workers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 is reminding employers to already release the 13th-month pay of their workers. Luchel Taniza, information officer of DOLE-7, said that based on the law, the 13th-month pay…

Nearly 1,000 firms laid off workers, DOLE report says

Jovic Yee 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly a thousand business enterprises have laid off their workers in just the first nine days of August due to the economic toll exacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on their operations. The latest…

DOLE: BPO industry to bounce back with new investment opportunities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday, June 14, announced through a press statement that more BPO firms are now eyeing to invest in the Philippines. “The labor department is seeing…

2 flights carrying OFWs from Manila to arrive in Cebu on May 25

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two “special” flights mounted by the national government for repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are expected to arrive at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Monday, May 25, 2020, information from the government showed.…

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