No such thing as ‘no jab, no work’ policy amid A4 vaccination — DOLE

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 06/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government still does not “recognize” the no vaccine, no work policy even as the country kicked off the vaccination of economic frontliners, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified…

DOLE-7: Over 4k jobs available in Independence Day virtual job fair

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than 4, 000 local and overseas job vacancies are up for grab during the five-day online Kalayaan jobs fair scheduled from June 8 to 12, 2021, the Department of Labor and Employment…

Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal

Leila B. Salaverria 03/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It would be illegal for employers to stop their workers from reporting to work because they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Saturday. Bello said the Department…

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…

25,000 more workers laid off, 100,000 others got pay cuts in January

Dona Pazzibungan 02/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — At least 25,226 more workers were laid off in January while 108,089 more workers found themselves without pay or with drastic pay cuts as businesses suffered further losses since the new coronavirus pandemic emerged…

Dole: Employers should pay for their househelp’s treatment

Leila B. Salaverria 01/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) official has asked employers to pay for the medical expenses of their domestic workers who would contract the new coronavirus especially if they were not enrolled for…

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for coronavirus disease. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II…

Owner of Gulf Livestock 1 has stopped paying salary of missing Filipino seafarers — DOLE

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III claimed Thursday that the owner of the capsized Gulf Livestock 1 has stopped paying the salaries of the 36 missing Filipino seafarers, a matter opposed by the Philippine government.…

Dole to resume workers’ aid next week

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 10/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will resume next week its emergency assistance program to workers displaced by the pandemic. Labor Undersecretary Benjo Benavidez said they soon expect to receive additional funds allocated…

DOLE extends forced leave of workers for up to 1 year

Donna Pazzibugan 10/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allowed employers to temporarily lay off workers for an entire year during a pandemic or a national emergency. Labor groups on Tuesday said they would question…

Subsidy program eyed for 13th month pay of small business workers

Daphne Galvez 10/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is eyeing a subsidy program that will enable micro and small enterprises to release the 13th month pay of their employees. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on…

DOLE: Employers must release 13th month pay on or before Dec. 24

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday made it clear that all employers are required to release their workers’ 13th month pay on or before December 24. “We will not postpone, we will not…

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