DOLE awaits PRRD nod on lifting of med workers’ deployment ban

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval on lifting the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses and other medical workers. “The IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of...

Filipino workers in Canada receive recovery aid

MANILA, Oct 12 (Mabuhay) — The Canadian government has extended its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recovery assistance to Filipinos who are temporarily working in the North American country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday. In a report to...

13th month pay deferment subject to employer-employee dialogue — Bello

MANILA, Oct 10 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment on Saturday said the deferment of giving 13th-month pay can be agreed upon by the employers and their employees through a dialogue. “Depende yan sa pag-uusap ng management at labor group. Kung papayag ang mga...

POEA open to expanding period of exemption from healthcare deployment suspension

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday said it is open to further expanding the period covered by the exemption from deployment suspension of healthcare workers beyond August 31. According to POEA administrator...

10K healthcare workers went abroad since January — POEA

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday said around 10,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) left the country to work abroad since the start of the year. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said the health workers, particularly...

New Qatar minimum wage law beneficial to OFWs — Bello

MANILA, Sept 28 (Mabuhay) — With a new ‘non-discriminatory minimum wage’, the government of Qatar becomes the first Arab state to introduce a significant labor policy reform covering all its migrant workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday....

P1-B scholarship fund for children of displaced, deceased OFWs OK’d –Bello

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) have partnered to provide a one-time college education subsidy for the children of displaced or deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In a statement on...

Nurses with contracts as of Aug. 31 now allowed to work abroad

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed nurses and other healthcare workers with complete documents as of Aug. 31 to leave and work overseas, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President approved the proposal of...

2M local workers, OFWs to get aid from Bayanihan 2 — Bello

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — Close to 2 million Filipino workers including displaced overseas Filipino workers are set to benefit from the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Friday. “With this additional...

Duterte yet to decide on proposal to ease travel ban for nurses — Palace

MANILA, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide on the proposal of the Labor department to exempt more nurses from the overseas deployment ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Malacañang said Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has proposed to...
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