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24 May 2017
Labor unions to demand P184 hike in NCR wage
Strike while the iron is hot. No stranger to this dictum, the labor sector after getting President Dutertes commitment to end contractualization, or endo will now petition for a P184 across the board wage increase for workers in Metro Manila, or more than a third of what they are currently receiving. The Associated Labor Unions Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU TUCP) said it will file the petition on Wednesday before the National Capital Region (NCR) wage board.
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23 May 2017
Workers with denied EC claims, urged to appeal at ECC
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged workers who were initially denied of their claim for compensation benefits to appeal their cases before the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC). ECC is an attached agency of DOLE which provides a package of benefits for public and private sector employees and their dependents for work related sickness, injury, disability or death. In a report to Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, the ECC said two workers who suffered from work related health illnesses have recently been awarded compensation benefits despite disapproval by the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
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23 May 2017
DID YOU KNOW: Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month
The month of May was declared Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 368 signed on April 30, 2003 by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The awareness campaign is under the auspices of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Foundation), Inc. with the support of the Department of Health.
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22 May 2017
Anti-people labor contractualization must go, Duterte says
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, whom Congress is expected to proclaim president elect once votes cast on May 9 are canvassed, on Sunday described labor contractualization as anti-people and vowed to work with Congress to put an end to the practice. Duterte, who got close to 16 million votes in the recently concluded elections, said he is not willing to compromise on his position. I want to protect the Filipino. I worry about how much you earn. My worry is how to protect the Filipino. There is no compromise, Duterte said in a press briefing here on Saturday night. I dont care if you will get angry with me but I am not open to a compromise. Contractualization must go. It is anti people, he added.
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22 May 2017
Davao Doctors Hospital eyed as treatment hub for HIV-Aids
THE Davao Doctors Hospital is eyed as another treatment hub for patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acute Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids). Erwin Frias, head nurse of the HIV core team at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), said DDH has already submitted their application to the Department of Health. I think around this month or next month ma approve na by the central office, (The approval by the central office will be expected maybe this month or next month), he said.
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