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Engineering company rolls out visual employment contracts in PH

Mar 05, 2020 - 6:13 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Writing contracts on water

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:07 PM

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

Von der Leyen skeptical on Huawei in Europe – report

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Critics say Huawei is too close to Beijing and could by law be forced to hand over data to Chinese intelligence services

Visitors walk past the booth of Huawei promoting its P30 Pro smartphone at the international electronics and innovation fair IFA in Berlin on September 6, 2019. - Exhibitors from more than 100 countries will be presenting their latest products during the fair running from September 6 to 11, 2019. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

Huawei wins contract to develop German 5G network

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Germany has so far defied pressure to exclude Huawei from taking part in the bidding process, insisting that it would set stringent security conditions

HUAWEI. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Tim Berners-Lee: web inventor's plan to save the internet is admirable, but doomed to fail

Nov 30, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Is the world doomed to endure a 'digital dystopia,' or could Berners-Lee’s plan ensure the internet remains a common good?

TIM BERNERS-LEE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Web inventor Berners-Lee launches plan to stop internet abuse

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'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

STOPPING INTERNET ABUSE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

[ANALYSIS] A law too small for its title

Jun 28, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The proposed 'endo' law, which awaits President Duterte's signature, misses its target. Here's why.

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(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

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Endo’ bill now up for Duterte’s signature

May 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

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

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate approves 'endo' bill on third and final reading

May 22, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Congress is set to convene a bicameral conference committee to finalize the bill

Workers from various companies staged a protest against endo (End of Contract) and called for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the senate, Aug. 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bam Aquino on endo bill: It's pro-worker, but needs improvements

May 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

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

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino of the opposition slate Otso Diretso says the Security of Tenure Bill pending at the Senate needs improvement but a version that is pro-worker. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Amend labor code to end endo, labor candidates pitch to voters

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:08 PM

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

LABOR WIN. Labor candidates (L-R) Neri Colmenares, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano pitch their labor code amendments to end contractualization during a forum on April 15, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte orders review of 'onerous' gov't contracts with private firms

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:21 AM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 1, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Contractualization and the rights of workers

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:08 PM

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.

To end ‘endo', create more jobs in the provinces – Senate bet Caceres

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Several senatorial candidates agree creating more jobs will help address labor contractualization in the country

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies called for the passage of the security of tenure bill in the Senate on August 7, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | Data Matters] Learning from DFA's passport data fiasco

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.

DOCUMENTS: Calida security firm 'corners' at least 16 gov't contracts

Oct 03, 2018 - 7:00 AM

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

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] NutriAsia skirts the law to oppress workers, hide its greed

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:29 AM

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.

AFP probes up to P200M worth of hospital contracts

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:50 PM

‘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.

'EXTENSIVE REPORT.' AFP Chief General Carlito Galvez Jr on August 13, 2018, presents the report prepared by the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the AFP Medical Center. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Tech titans jostle for Pentagon's 'JEDI' cloud contract

Jul 27, 2018 - 4:35 PM

JEDI stands for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure

PENTAGON. An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington, DC. File photo by US Department of Defense/Handout/AFP


Workers say Duterte policy vs contractualization 'useless'

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization

END ENDO. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to 'endo' or end of contract scheme. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

COA wants charges filed in Ilocos Norte’s questionable construction contracts

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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

PROCUREMENT VIOLATIONS. The Commission on Audit finds procurement violations in millions worth of Ilocos Norte's projects.

DOTr disqualifies bidders with pending cases vs gov't

Jun 28, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Prospective bidders are now required to submit a certification, under oath, that they do not have pending cases against the government

'UNFORGIVING.' Transportation chief Arthur Tugade (C) reiterates to all undersecretaries and agency heads that the government will be uncompromising when it comes to corruption. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Some outsourced workers at NutriAsia’s facilities are paid P380 a day

CONTRACTUAL. Jornel Quiza, 28, had spent long years working with NutriAsia, hired through contractor B-Mirk. All photos by Jane Bautista/Rappler

DOLE condemns violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod says the right of workers to hold a strike should be respected, as workers complain police treated them 'like animals'

BLOCKED. Security is tightened at the gate of Marilao Plant of condiments giant NutriAsia in Bulacan on June 15, 2018. Photo by Jane Bautista/Rappler

Google retreating from military AI project: reports

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

Calida unsure if security firm won as many gov't contracts before 2016

May 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida maintains he will not give up his shares in Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Incorporated

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov’t database shows additional P110M contracts for Calida firm

May 29, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency has 2 contracts with the House of Representatives and 2 with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida's security firm Vigilant wins contracts with big agencies such as the House and Representatives and Pagcor. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Calida on family's P150-M contracts with gov't: My lawyer will explain

May 28, 2018 - 3:38 PM

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

MEETING. Asked by reporters why he is meeting with Senate leaders on Monday, May 28, 2018, Solicitor General Jose Calida says, 'It's none of your business.' Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Jollibee, Dole, PLDT among top companies 'engaged' in illegal contracting

May 28, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says 767 companies were engaging in the labor-only contracting, while 2,610 companies were suspected.

BRIEFING. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on May 28, 2018 says he submitted the list of companies engaged in illegal contracting to Malacanang. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Roque: No conflict of interest in Calida firm bagging gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 12:50 PM

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

COA nudges Davao City over questionable workers

May 24, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'General services' still make up the biggest chunk of contracted services of the Davao City government which, in 2017, cost them P1.1 billion

File photo of the Davao City Hall by Rappler

FACT CHECK: Labor groups not shamed by signed EO on contractualization

May 04, 2018 - 6:53 PM

While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers

WATCH: On Labor Day, thousands of workers protest vs endo EO

May 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise

LABOR DAY. On May 1, 2018, thousands of workers march to Mendiola to protest against the executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Employers' group to comply with Duterte EO despite 'reservations'

May 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'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

ON LABOR DAY. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for job opportunities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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'Walang silbi': Labor groups reject Duterte's EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 7:58 PM

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

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Labor groups dismayed by signed 'employer-backed' EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

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

MARCH. Thousands of workers marched to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

TIMELINE: Duterte’s promise to abolish endo

May 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

(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.

PROMISE. Although ending contractualization is among the key campaign promises of President Rodrigo Duterte, delays in the past 2 years have left labor groups frustrated. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION] Only bad investors are scared of regular workforce

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:03 PM

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

'Senate must pick up fight vs contractualization' – Hontiveros

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:41 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo meanwhile calls on workers and employers to find a middle ground on the issue of contractualization

NO EO. Labor groups stage a rally in Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's non-issuance of Executive order on contractualization. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte orders inventory of companies engaged in labor-only contracting

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's memorandum to the labor department comes after Malacañang announced he would no longer sign an executive order on contractualization

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the Labor Day Assembly organized by the Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) at the People's Park in Davao City on May 1, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Palace sides with Bello: No EO vs contractrualization, up to Congress to pass law

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

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

NO EO. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello says there will no longer be an executive order against contractualization. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Will Duterte sign EO vs contractualization on April 16?

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:20 PM

After being postponed twice this year, will the executive order against contractualization finally get President Rodrigo Duterte's approval?

NO TO 'ENDO.' President Rodrigo Duterte promises labor groups that he will sign an executive order stopping end of contract scheme. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Labor group to Malacañang: Don't pass fight vs contractualization to Congress

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:35 PM

'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

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. Labor groups urge government to end contractualization in a protest held in front of the Department of Labor and Employment on March 15, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Labor groups hit Duterte: Where's signed EO vs contractualization?

Mar 15, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte fails to sign the proposed executive order ending contractualization on his self-imposed deadline

FAILED PROMISES. Different labor groups under Kilusang Mayo Uno and Nagkaisa Labor Coalition gather on Thursday, March 15 in Mendiola as they hold an indignation protest against the failed promise of President Duterte to issue an Executive Order against contractualization today. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Calamian area a ‘confidence-builder’ for joint exploration in Reed Bank – analyst

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:22 PM

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

FIRST STEP. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena said the Philippine government could jointly explore the Calamian area with China before Reed Bank.

Malacañang: Two areas being considered for joint exploration with China

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Service Contracts 57 and 72 are top of mind for Malacañang when it comes to possible joint exploration agreements between Philippine and Chinese corporations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua as the latter accompanied the Communist Party of China Central Committee Member Meng Xiangfeng who met with the President at Malacañan Palace on January 9, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DOLE denies delaying signing of EO vs contractualization

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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.

END ENDO. Labor leaders talk to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at the Department of Labor and Employment on February 26, 2018 to urge DOLE and the President to sign the anti-contractualization executive order. Photo from the Partido Manggagawa Facebook page

Contractual gov't worker should get P3.17M for illegal dismissal – COA

Feb 18, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a former accounting clerk of the Philippine National Construction Corporation who fought his termination for years