‘13th month pay must be given’

Dona Z. Pazzibungan 10/16/2020

Confronted by vehement opposition from workers’ groups, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III stepped back from his own suggestion to exempt or allow “distressed” companies to defer the payment of 13th month pay and said the required bonus…

Cebu Chamber calls for measures for gov’t, other sectors to meet 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) calls on business sector and government to implement ways to address adverse effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). In a position paper, CCCI cited the…

Deployment ban stays until Kuwait ‍honors 2018 labor agreement

Julie M. Aurelio, Tina G. Santos 01/17/2020

The total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait will remain in effect “until we get justice for Ms [Jeanelyn] Villavende and a consensus on the standard employment contract,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a press…

DOLE-7 urges employers to implement new minimum wage 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/06/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — Employers in Central Visayas have to implement the new wage rates that took effect on January 5. Salome Siaton, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas,…

Employees told: No 13th month pay till now? File complaint at DOLE-7 office

Futch Anthony Inso 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is encouraging employees from private establishments to lodge a complaint before their office, if they have not received yet their 13th month pay…

Angel Tree project aims to address child labor

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To help address the child labor problem, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) conducted an Angel Tree activity on Friday. The activity held at the old Sacred Heart School along Gen. Maxilom…

Senior high graduates among applicants hired on the spot during Labor Day job fairs

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Senior high school graduates can already land jobs as shown during the four Labor Day job fairs held in different venues in Central Visayas on May 1. There were at least nine senior high school…

Labor group asks wage board for P360-wage adjustment

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Labor Coalition (CLC) has asked the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB) for a P361.50 wage adjustment on top of the present P386-daily minimum wage. CLC filed…

18K jobs available on Labor Day, few takers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —   At least 55 individuals were hired on the spot during the Labor Day job fairs organized by the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) on Wednesday, May 1. More than…

Employers told to observe holiday compensation schedules 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Labor Department has reminded employers to give due compensation to those who would render service during holidays. Under the labor advisory issued by the Labor department, Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, Maundy…

Dole-7 to strictly implement Occupational Safety and Health Standards Law

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/15/2019

CEBU CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole-7) warns employers they will face stiff penalties for violations of the Republic Act 11058 or the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSH) Law. Dole-7 Regional Director Johnson Cañete said…

DOLE raises NCR minimum wage to P537 with P25 hike

Inquirer.net 11/05/2018

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Monday a P25 increase in the basic pay in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the integration of the P10 cost of living allowance (Cola) in the minimum wage, thus…

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