OFWs’ data protected in information tracking system — DOLE

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday assured data privacy protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will register to the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS). In a Laging Handa briefing, Labor Assistant...

Most private, govt offices still won’t hire PWDs — lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Most offices in the public and the private sectors have continued to shy away from hiring persons with disabilities despite a law requiring that one percent of all positions be reserved for them, a lawmaker said. DIWA party-list Representative Emmeline Y....

DOLE vows help for OFW in UAE death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Friday assured assistance for an overseas Filipino worker sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly killing her employer. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the department will extend help even if...

Kentex wants vindication, insists it was an ‘accident’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyer of Kentex Manufacturing Inc. said the company “suffered a total business loss.” Despite this, he said the owners’ families and friends have pooled their resources together for the initial compensation of survivors and kin of the victims in the...

Business groups urge gov’t to address concerns over K to 12

MANILA, Apr 24 (Mabuhay) – Business groups supporting the K to 12 program urged the government to proactively address, through continued dialogue with stakeholders, the concerns of the public over the implementation of education reforms. Like any systemic reform, the K to 12...

MMDA, DOLE holding summer job program for youths

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Poor but deserving students can get to earn some money this dry season with an employment program of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Department of Labor and Employment. The MMDA said the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) seeks...

DOLE: Additional funeral benefits for SAF 44 released this week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Relatives of the 44 Special Action Force troopers who died in a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Jan. 25 may soon get additional assistance by way of funeral benefits from the Department of Labor and Employment. The assistance from the Employees’...

TUCP seeks P136 minimum wage hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa (TUCP) and the Trade Union Congress Party-list is seeking an P136 increase to the current P466 minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila. TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said the current minimum wage can no...

Gov’t aid assured for family of volunteer who died in papal Mass accident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday assured assistance for the family of a volunteer who died in a freak accident in Tacloban City last Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis’ Mass there. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Overseas Workers...

US to bolster PHL labor inspection capacity with $1-M grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has hailed the $1- million technical assistance grant announced by Washington to strengthen workers’ rights through reforms in the country’s labor inspection capacity, saying such speed up compliance with global standards. “This is yet...