Minimum wage hike needs careful study; might force businesses to close — DOLE

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The petition to increase the minimum wage must be studied carefully as employers might not be able to afford it and be forced to shut down operations, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Thursday.…

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 eyes creation of one million jobs in the provinces

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) plans to create one million jobs in the provinces as part of the government’s recovery plan for post-coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. “Tomorrow, we will observe Labor Day as…

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