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PRESS RELEASE: New employees joining engineering company Aurecon will not receive a Letter of Appointment or the lengthy Conditions of Employment document written in legal terms and small font
Critical issues surrounding the Manila Water and Maynilad contracts with government threaten not just the water concessionaires but other current and potential public-private partnership projects
Critics say Huawei is too close to Beijing and could by law be forced to hand over data to Chinese intelligence services
Germany has so far defied pressure to exclude Huawei from taking part in the bidding process, insisting that it would set stringent security conditions
Is the world doomed to endure a 'digital dystopia,' or could Berners-Lee’s plan ensure the internet remains a common good?
'If we don't act now – and act together – to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering' its potential for good, Tim Berners-Lee says
The proposed 'endo' law, which awaits President Duterte's signature, misses its target. Here's why.
(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version
The House adopts the provisions of the Senate-approved version of the bill, which means it will now be sent to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature
Congress is set to convene a bicameral conference committee to finalize the bill
Otso Diretso bets Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada throw full support behind Senate Bill 1826, but the fine print of the proposed law needs to be examined
For starters, labor lawyer Allan Montaño says there is a big difference to changing the word ‘or’ to ‘and’ in the labor code definition of a contractor and sub-contractor
The Chief Executive orders the review after telling Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Solicitor General Jose Calida to 'study' the Maynilad arbitration case against the government
Let us boycott the products and services of companies that practice illegal forms of contractualization or exploit legal loopholes. This way, we send a clear message that they have no place in our society.
Several senatorial candidates agree creating more jobs will help address labor contractualization in the country
Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.
In a privilege speech, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Solicitor General Jose Calida's security agency has acquired at least P358.3 million in government contracts since 2016
NutriAsia, Inc maintains that the strikers are not their contractual employees but are regular and permanent employees of their contractors. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
‘We will fix this in one month,’ says AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr. The dismissed AFP Medical Center commander was his classmate at the military academy.
JEDI stands for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure
Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization
State auditors also say that Ilocos Norte may have deliberately favored a medical supplier in P17.9 million worth of purchases, wherein bid documents are found to be fabricated
Prospective bidders are now required to submit a certification, under oath, that they do not have pending cases against the government
Some outsourced workers at NutriAsia’s facilities are paid P380 a day
Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod says the right of workers to hold a strike should be respected, as workers complain police treated them 'like animals'
The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.
Solicitor General Jose Calida maintains he will not give up his shares in Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Incorporated
Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency has 2 contracts with the House of Representatives and 2 with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
A visibly irked Calida evades Senate reporters, and refuses to comment on a senator's call for him to resign over conflict-of-interest allegations
The Department of Labor and Employment says 767 companies were engaging in the labor-only contracting, while 2,610 companies were suspected.
Stock ownership in a company that benefited from millions of pesos in government contracts does not violate constitutional provisions on integrity of Cabinet members, says Malacañang
'General services' still make up the biggest chunk of contracted services of the Davao City government which, in 2017, cost them P1.1 billion
While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers
President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise
'ECOP finds worrisome the exact definition of security of tenure, among others.... [But] employers will live with it and comply,' says the Employers Confederation of the Philippines
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Metro Manila roads turn red on Labor Day, as thousands of protesters brought to Mendiola their crushed hopes of ending contractualization under the Duterte administration
The executive order against contractualization signed by President Rodrigo Duterte does not include a key provision from the labor draft that mandates direct hiring of employees
(4th UPDATE) Despite certifying it as urgent, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the security of tenure bill after businesses voice their opposition against it at the last-minute. Workers say Duterte turned his back on them after he promised to end contracualization.
It's about time that on this class issue, the Chief Executive exercises his political judgement in favor of the workers rather than preserve the status quo being enjoyed to the max by the capitalists
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo meanwhile calls on workers and employers to find a middle ground on the issue of contractualization
President Rodrigo Duterte's memorandum to the labor department comes after Malacañang announced he would no longer sign an executive order on contractualization
Amid talks of an executive order against contractualization, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III changes his tune and passes the buck to Congress to pass a law instead
After being postponed twice this year, will the executive order against contractualization finally get President Rodrigo Duterte's approval?
'Ending contractualization is a political promise of the President. It is sad that Malacañang is now expecting that promise to be fulfilled by Congress,' says Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa
Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte fails to sign the proposed executive order ending contractualization on his self-imposed deadline
Calamian is an uncontested area. Any joint exploration with China in the area should be governed by Philippine laws, says Aaron Jed Rabena of the policy think tank Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Service Contracts 57 and 72 are top of mind for Malacañang when it comes to possible joint exploration agreements between Philippine and Chinese corporations
Labor groups are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise to end contractualization. The Department of Labor and Employment urges them to be patient.
The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a former accounting clerk of the Philippine National Construction Corporation who fought his termination for years