22 January 2019
Enforce Batas Kasambahay - Bello
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III urged employers to strictly implement the Batas Kasambahay Law to protect household service workers. The labor chief reiterated the call as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), led the Araw ng Kasambahay in Quezon City with the launching of new information material to raise awareness of the household service workers in the country about their rights and benefits. RA 10361, or the Kasambahay law, provides minimum requirements and benefits for the household service workers
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14 January 2019
Hanjins creditor banks working together, govt eyes white knight
THE Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank), as well as the other four creditor banks of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) are working together to address the $412 million debt problem that forced the company to seek relief from the courts on January 8, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters that all five creditor banks should focus on working together to address the financial fallout from the troubles of the giant Korean shipbuilder. Once known as Subics shining star, being the largest investor and employer at the free port, Hanjin filed for corporate rehabilitation.
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11 January 2019
Duterte signs work from home law
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that gives flexible working arrangement to private sector employees by allowing them to work from home or anywhere outside the office through telecommuting. Duterte approved Republic Act 11165 or The Telecommuting Act on December 20 last year. Telecommuting is a work arrangement that allows an employee in the private sector to work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication and/or computer technologies.
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10 January 2019
TUCP wants uniform minimum wage across PHL
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to abolish regional wage boards and instead create a singular wage fixing body to determine a uniform minimum wage rate nationwide. In a statement, TUCP President Raymond Mendoza said there is an urgent need for Duterte to start abolishing the differentiated provincial rates. Under the TUCP proposal, the current structure will be replaced with a singular tripartite wage setting body that would determine a uniform minimum wage nationwide based on several criteria.
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28 December 2018
Labor Sec. Bello believes PTV reporters deserve regularization
MANILA, Philippines - State-run television channel Peoples Television Network (PTV) is famous for its tagline Para sa Bayan. President Rodrigo Duterte himself once envisioned PTV to serve via its tagline and be a role model of public service and truthful news reporting. He said PTV should operate like a private company and its template should follow the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in delivering information for the public. To better manage public information, a law should be passed Im addressing Congress to create the People’s Broadcasting Corporation, replacing PTV 4, the government-run TV station, which now aims to replicate international government broadcasting networks.
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