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SOCIAL WEATHER STATIONS (SWS), a polling organization, said Tuesday that more than 12.2 million families self-rated themselves as poor, equivalent to 52% of respondents in a study conducted at the end of September, up from 48% a quarter earlier.
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) warned that a minimum wage increase will only benefit about 7-8% of the work force and subject them to a greater risk of layoffs from small firms that cannot afford to pay higher salaries.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said weak IT and electronic infrastructure in some areas could pose a barrier to telecommuting work arrangements.
THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 has issued an order for Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV to present his witnesses and evidence on or before Tuesday, after a court hearing was held regarding the validity of his amnesty for his involvement in two coup d’etat attempts.
THE Department of Labor and Employment will monitor bus companies to enforce its Department Order calling for public utility bus (PUB) drivers and conductors to be salaried workers at least in part.
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said it hopes legislators will consider skills training and other productivity-focused measures instead of a proposal to grant 14th month pay to workers.
LOCAL AND FOREIGN business groups voiced their opposition to a legislative measure backed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte that bans project and seasonal employment schemes, arguing that it would hit micro-, small- and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) hard and could reverse recent employment gains.
THE Senate approved on third reading a bill that will exempt new graduates from paying fees in the process of obtaining government documents for their first jobs.
THE LABOR department said the foreign affairs department has recommended the partial lifting of a deployment ban on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the Federated States of Micronesia.
THE Secretary of Labor said that he is looking into the possible lifting of a deployment ban of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the Federated States of Micronesia, imposed earlier this month by the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) earlier this month.
BUSINESSES in Metro Manila may have to pay their minimum wage workers at least P20 more per day -- roughly the same increment under the prevailing wage order -- once the National Capital Region (NCR) gets new rates next month, the Labor chief said on Tuesday.
MALACAÑANG has asked that Senate Bill 1826 or the Security of Tenure (SoT) Bill be certified as urgent, following President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s commitment to abolish “endo,” an employment practice that denies workers a path to permanent status.
THE Senate will assist the Commission on Elections (Comelec) regarding funding for the Bangsomoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite next year.
THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said its youth employment training project, which seeks to align job training more closely with industry demand, will be launched in a number of key southern cities starting next month.
THE top three universities in the Philippines marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by emphasizing the role of the academe in keeping guard over historical truth.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is pushing for the immediate approval of legislation allowing more flexible work arrangements to take advantage of improving technology.