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14 August 2017
DOLE issues pay rules for 2018 holidays
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working holidays for 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment issued yesterday a labor advisory prescribing the appropriate computation of holiday pay. Labor Advisory No. 10, s. 2017 on Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays and Special (Non-Working) Holidays for the Year 2018, will guide private sector employers on the list of holidays for 2018 and how wages are computed if their workers opted to report for work on such days.
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14 August 2017
Woman sentenced to reclusion perpetua for illegally detaining maid
A Quezon City court has sentenced to reclusion perpetua a woman found guilty of maltreating and illegally detaining her former housemaid. In his July 14 order, Judge Ferdinand Baylon of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 77 convicted Annaliza Marzan for serious illegal detention of house help Bonita Baran. Reclusion perpetua is a penalty imposed on people convicted of a crime under the RPC and carries with it an imprisonment of between 20 and 40 years. After 30 years, convicts sentenced to reclusion perpetua are eligible for pardon.
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8 August 2017
Treat minors seeking HIV tests as medical emergencies – experts
MANILA, Philippines – After they asked government to declare HIV a national emergency, infectious disease experts asserted that minors who want to be tested for HIV should be provided with the service promptly even without parental consent, as this was critical in preventing further transmission and halting the epidemic. The experts invoked medical jurisprudence in their call for an urgent policy to ease the restrictive environment that prevents them from providing the HIV test to a minor.
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8 August 2017
Stop requiring women to wear high heels at work – labor union
MANILA, Philippines Labor unions are asking the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to prohibit employers from requiring their female workers to wear high heels. The Associated Labor Union (ALU), which claims to represent some 400,000 workers nationwide, said the proposed regulation must cover sales ladies, promo girls in supermarkets, waitresses, receptionists at hotels, and flight attendants. We received many persistent complaints from sales ladies working in department stores and malls that they are in pain walking and standing for long hours, performing their jobs in high heel shoes. They also worry that it might have long term damaged on them, ALU executive vice president Gerard Seno said on Monday, August 7.
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4 August 2017
DOLE files charges against bogus labor inspector
Beware of bogus labor inspectors and report them immediately to us, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) alerted all firms operating in Central Luzon. We would like to inform our employers and the general public that Mr. Jorge Domasig Dimayuga, 47 years old, married and unemployed, and a resident of 3060 San Agustin Village, Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City, is not in any capacity connected with the DOLE Regional Office No. 3 and its seven Field Offices. Furthermore, he is not authorized to hold Joint Assessments (JAs) or any type of regulatory functions mandated by this office. Please do not engage with this person.
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