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.…

DOLE wants Taiwan to deport OFW for anti-Duterte comments

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 04/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking the deportation of an overseas Filipino worker in Taiwan for alleged cyber libel. DOLE, in a statement released Saturday, accused a certain Elanel Egot Ordidor,…

Bello urges big businesses to continue paying workers displaced by ECQ

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —As the number of displaced workers breached the 1-million mark, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III urged anew big businesses to continue paying their workers who had been unable to work due to the extended…

DOLE to start four-day workweek schedule next week

Futch Anthony Inso 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting next week, the Department of Labor Employment (DOLE)-7 will no longer hold office during Friday as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In Administrative Order No. 99-2020 issue by…

10 firms seek flexible work hours for workers

Futch Anthony Inso 03/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 10 establishments in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City have sought the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) in implementing a flexible work hours arrangement to their…

DOLE: Family welfare program is key to workplace productivity

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/10/2019

CEBU CITY—Adopting the family welfare program (FWP) would promote productivity in the workplace and improve relations between management and employees. During meetings with various industry tripartite councils (ITCs), Salome Siaton, regional director of the Department of Labor…

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