HUDCC told to refund P9.6-M bonuses, incentives given to officials, employees in 2014

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the Housing and Urban Development and Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to refund more than P9.693 million in alleged unauthorized bonuses and incentives awarded to its officials and employees in 2014. In an annual...

House bills seeks to erase confusion over no work policy in stormy weather

MANILA (Mabuhay) — How much rain and how high should floodwaters be before employers let their employees skip work during a typhoon? Both the employer and employee will have the answer to these questions if House Bill 5358, filed by Diwa party-list Rep. Emmeline...

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...

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los...

Supreme Court thumbs down 4-day work week scheme

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has rejected the four-day work week scheme. In a one-page resolution, it adopted the recommendation made by high court’s Office of Administrative Services to deny the scheme proposed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC)-approved four-day work...

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and...

Binays’ supporters stage ‘black protest’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Employees and supporters of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay staged a protest on Monday to condemn the ongoing Senate investigation on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building. Binays’ supporters,...

House ways and means body raises tax exemption ceiling for bonuses to P70,000

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ways and means committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the bill increasing the tax exemption ceiling for workers’ bonuses to P70,000. The tax exemption would cover the 13th month pay, Christmas bonus, and other bonuses received by...

Series for seniors: Part 1- 5 ways to get health insurance

By Joseph Doratan0 Seniors who are 65 and older have 5 ways of getting health insurance. What are they? Employer-based insurance, Covered CA, outside of Covered CA (also known as Off Exchange), Medi-Cal and Medicare solutions. Employer-based insurance is an employer offered...

US Dept. of Labor officials meet with ConGen Herrera-Lim

Officials of the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division paid a courtesy call on Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles Leo Herrera-Lim on July 14. The Labor officials came to welcome Consul General Herrera-Lim and discuss joint commitments between their office and the...
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