DOLE releases guidelines on optional use of face mask at workplace

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 11/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday released the guidelines on the voluntary use of face masks inside workplaces. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. earlier lifted the mandatory use of face masks indoors and…

DOLE expands work-from-home arrangement

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday announced the expansion of the work-from-home (WFH) arrangement in a bid to encourage stakeholders to implement telecommuting programs. Department Order 237, signed by Labor Secretary…

Mayor Suan warns TUPAD beneficiaries vs persons collecting fees

Futch A. Inso 09/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan has warned beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) against unscrupulous individuals who are illegally collecting money from them. This is after Suan received reports…

Abellanosa accused of TUPAD profiling, vote buying

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A lawyer, Ernesto Rama, has written to the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) about Cebu City South District Congressman Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa allegedly using the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating…

Over 8, 000 jobs up for grabs in Labor Day Job Fair

Doris C. Bongcac 04/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Over 8,000 jobs are waiting for Cebuanos who are looking for employment opportunities. Join the 120th Labor Day Job and Business Fair that is scheduled at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall on…

No termination for BPO workers who refuse on-site work, says DOLE exec

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 03/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — While refusing to work on-site is not a ground for termination, workers in business process outsourcing (BPO) companies may still be fired from their jobs “in the long run” for insubordination,  an official of…

Parents can now take leaves for National Vax Days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents, who need to accompany their children to get vaccinated during the National Vaccination Days on February 10 to 12, 2022, are allowed to take leaves from work. In a circular released by…

Legarda: Ending Violence Against Women, a cause for all

PR 11/25/2021

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) and the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW (November 25 – December 12), three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of…

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…

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