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…

UCMed to provide PCR Swab Testing for all employees of the Ayala Group of Companies

PR 09/29/2020

With the increasing spread of the coronavirus in the Philippines and to address the urgent and increasing need for PCR Testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, UCMed was chosen by the Ayala Group of Companies as their preferred…

DTI, DOLE issue new health protocols

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) issued new work protocols on Friday, aimed at minimizing the transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace. Among others, the…

CCCI urges businesses to follow DOLE’s face shield mandate

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 08/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) has urged the business in the city to follow the requirement of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to equip workers with face shields…

Militant labor group demands P10K cash aid for displaced workers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Militant labor group Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU) has launched a signature campaign on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, calling on the government to provide P10,000 unemployment assistance to distressed…

400 displaced vendors in Cebu City to receive DOLE livelihood assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors in Cebu City who were displaced from the streets in October 2019 received livelihood assistance kits from the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7). At least 100 vendors began…

DOLE allows deferment of Eid’l Fitr holiday pay release

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/21/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allowed employers to defer the payment of the holiday pay for the Eid’l Fitr in view of economic challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic.…

Labor, bizmen urge DOLE to allocate more CAMP funds

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The labor and business sectors groups have called on the national government to allocate more funds for the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) financial assistance to cover…

DOLE-7 defers submission of permits applications while ECQ is in effect

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/13/2020

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — The submission of applications for new and renewal of registrations, licenses, and permits at the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is temporarily suspended while Cebu City, where the regional…

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