Category Archives: labor

DAVAO DEL NORTE: 169 Santo Tomas banana farm workers get P500K cash aid from Senator Imee Marcos

Mayor ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—ž ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ

SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte (October 31, 2021)โ€”Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto โ€œTatay Erningโ€ Evangelista has secured a P500, 000 worth of financial assistance from Senator Imee Marcos intended for the 169 banana workers in Barangay Pantaron who are presently involved in a labor dispute.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR PINOY WORKERS

DOLE set to issue 13th month pay computation advisory

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to come up with an advisory on the proper computation of 13th month pay for private-sector workers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

โ€œSo we will issue that labor advisory to clarify exactly how much amount a worker will receive, especially now during the pandemic,โ€ Labor Undersecretary Benjo Benavidez said in a Laging Handa briefing on Tuesday.

Benavidez added that since many workers have not reported to work and numerous establishments have either ceased or downgraded operations, the computation of the 13th month pay will be different.

โ€œThe understanding of most of our employers is that the 13th month pay is the total monthly salary of the worker but the computation of the 13th month pay is not like that because many workers did not report to work and we implemented suspensions of work. I think it is only proportionate that we have a correct computation,” he added.

Given this situation, Benavidez said it is likely that employers would spend less for the 13th month pay of their workers.

Benavidez reminded that the payment of the benefit is a statutory obligation.

Meanwhile, he said that in 2020, the agency has logged an 85 percent compliance rate of employers or companies in giving 13th month pay.

Under the law, private-sector employees have to receive their 13th month pay on or before December 24. (PNA)

BELLO seeks urgent certification of End of Endo Act

DOLE hopes Duterte will certify anew anti-endo bill as urgent

ย July 21, 2021

MANILA โ€“ The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said it has formally asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Security of Tenure (SOT) and End of Endo Act, which seeks to end labor contractualization in the country.โ€œI just signed the letter…ย Read More

4.14 MILLION jobless Filipinos as of April 2021

Govโ€™t strategies in place to address unemployment: Palace

ย June 8, 2021

MANILA โ€“ Malacaรฑang expressed confidence on Tuesday that the governmentโ€™s three-pronged strategy would help create more job opportunities for unemployed Filipinos.This, after the country recorded around 4.14 million jobless Filipinos in April this year, higher than the 3.44…ย Read More

Govโ€™t urged to create new industries to combat unemployment

ย June 8, 2021

MANILA โ€“ The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday said the government should create new and more resilient industries to reduce unemployment rates amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Albay Rep. Joey Salceda made the statement after it was reported that the April…ย Read More

POEA to offer 15K overseas jobs on June 12

ย June 8, 2021

MANILA โ€“ Some 15,000 job opportunities abroad are available to aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the virtual jobs fair on Independence Day, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.In a Facebook video, POEA chief Bernard Olalia urged Filipinos who are… Read More

ON LABOR DAY: Duterte vows to uphold and protect rights of Pinoy workers

President wants a โ€˜strong, thrivingโ€™ workforce

 May 1, 2021

MANILA โ€“ President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday promised Filipino workers that his administration would double its efforts to keep them โ€œstrong and thriving.โ€In his Labor Day message, Duterte vowed to uphold and protect the security of tenure and rights of Filipinos working in the…ย Read More

PRRD sees workers as โ€˜important catalystsโ€™ for economic revival

ย May 1, 2021

MANILA โ€“President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday expressed confidence that Filipino workers would serve as โ€œimportant catalystsโ€ for the revival of the Philippine economy amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.Duterte made the remarks as he lauded the holding of the… Read More

Filipino workersโ€™ sacrifice amid pandemic worthy of emulation: Go

ย May 1, 2021

MANILA โ€“ The determination and tenacity of Filipino workers who continue to make sacrifices to secure the future of their families despite the pandemic is the best way to mark Labor Day.Senator Christopher โ€œBongโ€ Go on Saturday said the workers should feel assured that the… Read More

Andanar hails Filipino workersโ€™ perseverance, resilience

 May 1, 2021

MANILA โ€“ Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday lauded the Filipino workersโ€™ perseverance and resilience, especially amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.In his message on Labor Day, Andanar thanked the Filipino workers,… Read More