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...

DOLE awaiting PRRD nod on medical workers’ overseas deployment

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said they are just waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging...

2nd Pinoy survivor of missing cattle ship named — DOLE

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) –The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday has identified the second rescued Filipino crew member of the capsized Panamanian-flagged vessel Gulf Livestock 1. Citing the report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Osaka,...

Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...

DOLE: People in uniform covered by Employees’ Compensation program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While they have a separate retirement and benefits system from civilian government employees, members of the uniformed services are still covered by the Employees’ Compensation program. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) gave this reassurance over...

Labor exec in sex abuse raps to face probers after arriving from Saudi

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said when assistant labor attache to Saudi Arabia Antonio Villafuerte arrives in the Philippines from Saudi on Thursday, he will face the investigation into the alleged “sexploitation” of overseas...

DOLE, DA sign accord on promotion of agribusiness as strategy of National Reintegration Program for OFWs

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Secretary of Agriculture Proceso J. Alcala yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement that will set into motion the promotion of agribusiness, particularly agribusiness entrepreneurship, as a strategic part of the...

PH recruiters start deployment moratorium to HK

MANILA, Feb 28 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will respect the decision of the  Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP) to stop the deployment of Filipino household service workers to Hong Kong. SHARP, an association of...
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