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The repatriation of the bodies of overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia is moved by a week
Without specifying a new date, the Department of Labor and Employment says they will bring home the bodies 'early next week' or the week of July 5
The labor secretary insists the OFWs in Saudi Arabia sorted for themselves food rejected by groceries, not actual garbage
Who is Joseph Dante, known on social media as Manila's street barber?
Most of the stranded Filipino workers are in the Middle East, says the Department of Labor and Employment on Sunday, May 31
Programa ng gobyerno para sa mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya, sapat ba?
Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million
The government also passes the burden of coronavirus testing to employers
The protocols entail strict record-keeping by employers
The wage subsidy program will cover micro and small enterprises, including those in the gig economy and members of the media
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'
The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has asked overseas labor offices to be 'flexible' when processing requirements of applicants given their urgent need
(UPDATED) DOLE describes as 'wrong' its earlier announcement that it has run out of money for OFWs who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic
(UPDATED) The suspension comes after the government was accused of repurposing donations into relief packs for Dubai OFWs affected by the coronavirus pandemic
'The requests simply ballooned beyond the capacity of DOLE's resources,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The Department of Labor and Employment again urges businesses to continue paying their workers during the outbreak
Here are the Department of Labor and Employment's guidelines for its cash assistance program for OFWs affected by the coronavirus outbreak
About 9,144 applicants of cash aid from the Bicol region will get P5,000 each from the Department of Labor and Employment
Payment of holiday pay for April 9, 10, and 11 can be deferred until 'the normal operations of the establishment [are] in place'
Filipino workers unable to get to their jobs abroad could receive P10,000, while employees of local companies affected by the coronavirus lockdown may get P5,000 from the government
Work from home, workday reductions, rotation of workers are 'highly encouraged' by the labor department
The Department of Labor and Employment says employers can implement flexible working hours to avoid terminating employees or closing establishments
The lifting of the ban means newly-hired and returning skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, professionals, and household service workers can return and work in the Gulf state
Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program
(UPDATED) Repatriated overseas Filipino workers will receive at least P20,000 from the labor department. Those who choose to remain in the Philippines will also get livelihood assistance.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says a total lifting of the ban will 'not be happening any time soon'
Provided as part of a job fair held in Albay on January 28, the learning events let participants listen and ask questions about money management, employees' rights, and business starter ideas
The Department of Foreign Affairs also admits its difficulty in convincing OFWs in the Middle East to come home, as their top concern remains to be job security
The Labor Code also says that employees who choose not to work in times of disaster should not be sanctioned
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says teams will be deployed to assist in repatriation of Filipino workers in case it is needed
The Department of Labor and Employment says Jeanelyn Villavende repeatedly asked her recruitment agency to bring her home 3 months before she was beaten to death
(4th UPDATE) The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issues a resolution implementing the ban on Friday, January 3
Garcia died in June after suffering an injury while filming the GMA teleserye 'Rosang Agimat'
The regional wage board says there are no exceptions to the salary increase order, which will be effective January 2020
The Single Entry Approach program gives workers access to a speedy, impartial, and inexpensive settlement procedure for all issues or complaints arising from employer-employee relations
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says this is to make way for the proper implementation of the department's inspection programs in 2020
The workers are getting help under DOLE's emergency employment program
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the Department of Labor and Employment has also forwarded its new version of the security of tenure bill for Malacañang approval
A 'certificate of no objection' is required for foreign nationals to secure a visa to work in the Philippines
The Department of Labor and Employment says cash assistance will also be given to families of overseas Filipino workers in affected areas
Filipinos seeking work abroad should verify the validity of jobs with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, says POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III condemns 'in the strongest terms' the killing of labor officer Ellen Dacanay, who was shot at by unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle
The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for employers to compute proper wages for All Saints' Day, All Souls Day, and Bonifacio Day
The Department of Labor and Employment's government internship program is now open to those over 30 years old, victims of armed conflict, rebel returnees, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines urges government agencies to put in place a 'genuine transition program' for displaced workers before Citira's implementation – not after
With no end in sight to the protests in Hong Kong, Filipinos there are advised to stay vigilant
This follows the raising of Alert Level 4 by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which means 'evacuation/mandatory repatriation' of Filipinos
The aid will be provided for two months, but the workers' displacement may last 6 months