No wage hike announcement from Duterte on Labor Day

the Inquirer staff 05/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day saluted Filipino workers for their “great passion, integrity and professionalism” in everything that they do, whether locally or overseas. “These qualities have not only brought economic gains to…

No Labor Day wage hike for Western Visayas workers

Carla Gomez 05/01/2022

BACOLOD CITY — Workers in the Western Visayas will mark a bleak Labor Day celebration on Sunday, May 1, due to the non-approval of their plea for a wage hike. Wennie Sancho, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)…

Mandaue’s BHNWs ask for honorarium increase

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Barangay Health Nutrition Workers (BHNW) in Mandaue City on Monday, have requested the city to increase their monthly honorarium of P3,300. In a meeting on Monday, April 4, city officials agreed that…

In Cebu City, employers can now request booster shots for on-site workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Workers of the different companies in Cebu City can now have their booster shots at their respective workplaces. Their employers only needed to coordinate with the Cebu City Vaccination Operation Center (VOC) and…

1,499 Cebu City Hall employees left unvaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 15 percent of the employees of the Cebu City Hall are not yet vaccinated, which means that City Hall workers are getting close to getting their Christmas bonuses. Among the 9,999 employees…

How to stay away from work and spend, enjoy the weekend

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 08/27/2021

The best thing about having a long weekend is the opportunity to disconnect from work. With the majority of workers shifting to a remote setup due to the pandemic, the lines between work and home have become…

1K workers in Aloguinsan, Barili receive DOLE cash aid

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 1,000 workers in the towns of Aloguinsan and Barili in southwestern Cebu have received their financial assistance and wages from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday afternoon, July 23,…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t workers to get bonus for city’s 13 COVID free days

Dennis Singson 12/12/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Hall employees will receive a Christmas bonus equivalent to a month’s salary. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan gave the good news during his Christmas message on the afternoon of December…

Gov’t lifts ban on deployment of health workers abroad

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government officially lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses, nursing aides and nursing assistants abroad, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). “The moratorium or temporary suspension of deployment of…

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…

Labella assures healthcare workers anew: Cash incentives to be released soon 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella once again assured healthcare workers entitled to receive the city’s cash incentives that they would get them soon. Labella, in a press interview on Monday, October 19, 2020,…

3.5 million workers displaced by COVID-19 pandemic—DOLE

Darry John Esguerra 10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 3.5 million workers have been displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday, October 15, 2020. According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, only…

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