Philippine workers. - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine workers.


Thousands may lose jobs due to COVID-19 impact on business – TUCP

Feb 29, 2020 - 9:50 PM

'The PAL retrenchment is just the beginning of the bigger adverse economic effect of the escalating outbreak of COVID-19 phenomenon, says the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines

SAFETY GEAR. Metro Manila commuters wear face masks as protection from the novel coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Mimaropa workers get wage increase

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The wage increase takes effect on November 27 as ordered by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, which cited the need to 'help workers cope with rising cost of living'

PH still among world's 'worst' countries to work in – report

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) 'Despite the collective efforts to achieve better wages and working conditions, there was a rise in repression, intimidation, and discrimination faced by working people,' says the International Trade Union Confederation

LABOR DAY. Workers march in the streets of Manila on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to demand better conditions for the labor sector. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Over 48,000 workers to be regularized – DOLE

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:22 PM

A total of 67 927 contractual employees have been regularized since the labor department began the drive against contractualization in August last year

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why won't contractualization work in PH? Poor quality of life – Ople

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Sa ibang mga bansa maganda quality of life Dito sa Metro Manila torture every day Pumasok umuwi in between torture din says senatorial candidate Susan Ople

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople explains why contractualization is not working in the Philippines at the Rappler debate in FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Qatar grants clemency to 10 Filipinos

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Philippine embassy officials in Doha are processing the repatriation of the OFWs in coordination with Qatar authorities

CLEMENCY. Qatar Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, grants clemency to prisoners, including 10 Filipinos, on the occasion of Qatar National Day on December 18, 2015. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA

OFWs to 2016 bets: Listen to our concerns, issues

Dec 19, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The so called modern day heroes call on 2016 presidential bets to give importance to their plight – their need for legal assistance less red tape and more financial support

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

4th HK recruitment agency fined for overcharging

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:08 PM

At least 3 of the agencies are linked by migrant support organizations to numerous complaints of overcharging foreign domestic workers

Mary Jane Veloso’s legal case: What’s next?

May 04, 2015 - 6:32 PM

A 3rd case review could be tricky as Indonesian law normally only allows for one

Malacañang on saving Mary Jane: 'Everyone did their part'

May 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The whole nation united in prayer and concern together with people of good will from around the world made possible this reprieve for Miss Veloso says Malacañang

Temporary reprieve. Mary Jane Veloso. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Aquino renews vow to protect, improve lives of PH workers

May 01, 2015 - 12:22 PM

President Benigno Aquino III renews his pledge to workers on Labor Day as various groups criticize him for not doing enough to keep Filipinos like Mary Jane Veloso from seeking work abroad

PROTECTION OF PH WORKERS. President Benigno S. Aquino III vows to protect Filipino workers in every corner of the world. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace: More take-home pay, workers' benefits under Aquino

Apr 30, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Malacañang updates the public on administration efforts to improve workers welfare on the eve of Labor Day

MORE JOBS. The upcoming ASEAN integration in 2015 could lead to both economic and employment growth, as it stands to contribute 3.1 million more jobs in the Philippines, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a joint study. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Philippine workers return home from Libya

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:51 PM

The 21 Filipinos red eyed and weary from lack of sleep and a long journey arrive in Manila Saturday The gov t says only about 800 have returned to the Philippines

HOME. Filipino workers arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on August 2, after leaving strife-torn Libya. Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

PH to citizens: Exit points in Libya ‘quickly diminishing’

Aug 02, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario makes an urgent appeal for Filipinos in Libya to flee now when they still can under the government s mandatory evacuation program

IN PHOTOS: Saleslady

May 01, 2014 - 1:42 PM

On Labor Day we pay tribute to the ladies who smile at us and serve us all day as we buy goods to our liking

Israel embassy in PH closes, stops aid

Mar 25, 2014 - 9:41 AM

The move follows a global strike among Israeli diplomats

Israel suspends issuing visas in PH

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:53 AM

It s part of a strike by Israeli diplomats worldwide