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OWWA partners with Facebook to empower OFWs

Facebook, the world’s leading social media platform, has partnered with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to empower overseas Filipino workers and their families to fully harness the positive component of online networking and communication technology.
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

1.29K Jobseekers join Independence Day Fair in Luneta

MANILA, June 12 (PNA) - Despite the continuous rains, more than 1,200 applicants registered for the 2018 Independence Day job and business fair at the Luneta Park here, the Department of Labor and Employment said on Tuesday.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal

MANILA, June 10 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals granted the petition for review filed by two high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and reversed the earlier decision by the Office of the Ombudsman for their supposed involvement in the PHP100-million anomalous contract with Werfast Documentation Agency Inc. (Werfast), which prov ...
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers Group urge BIR: Refund P20-B 'Illegally Collected' Tax

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) - A labor organization on Monday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Finance (DOF) to comply with the Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering them to return an estimated PHP20 billion, including interest, that were unlawfully collected from millions of minimum-wage employees in 2008.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE awaits Wage Boards' Proposals to cushion TRAIN Impact

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expecting the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) to issue recommendations to cushion the effect of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) law on workers.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE sets Rules on Financial Aid for displaced Boracay Workers

MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - Financial assistance ranging from PHP2,100 to PHP4,200 will be given to workers, particularly in the formal sector, who were affected by the six-month closure of Boracay island, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Office of the President (OP) is set to investigate reported complaints of unfair labor practices in TeleVision (TV) networks involving employees who hold contractual and talent positions.
Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

TUCP looks forward to passage of Sotto's 14th Month Bonus Bill

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) expressed optimism that with the inevitable ascension to the Senate presidency of Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto, III, his "pet bill" seeking to make mandatory the 14th month pay bonus for rank-and-file workers in the private sector, will be passed into ...
Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte orders total lifting of OFW Deployment Ban to Kuwait

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - Malacanang on Wednesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the full lifting of the deployment ban of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

TESDA to boost Language Training Institutes for OFWs

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - To help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) find better job opportunities, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will strengthen its Language Skills Institutes (LSIs) across the country, and will also offer additional language courses.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rules on Renewal of Contractors' Registration Out

So as to hasten the handling of applications for renewal of registration by labor contractors, the labor department has issued an advisory setting the grounds for approval or denial of their applications. Labor Advisory No. 06 clarifies the guidelines on the renewal of registration of contractors under Department Order No. 174, series of 2017, ...
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Duterte declares May 14 Special Non-Working Day

MANILA, May 2 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed on Wednesday a proclamation declaring May 14 as a special non-working day throughout the country to allow the people to vote in the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) polls.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace releases Copy of Duterte EO vs ‘endo’

MANILA, May 2 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday released a copy of an Executive Order (EO) which President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed to ban ‘endo’ (end of contract) or contractualization that violates the employees’ security of tenure.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

EO to guide Congress to revise Labor Code

MANILA, May 1 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the Executive Order (EO) against all forms of illegal contractualization signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Labor Day, would be the guide of Congress in drafting a bill that will revise the labor laws.
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill proposing P600 National Daily Minimum Wage pushed

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - As the country gears up for the Labor Day celebration, two partylist lawmakers have filed a measure seeking to set a nationwide daily wage of PHP600 for all private sector workers. Kabayan Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang filed House bill 7527, known as the "Minimum Wage Act", last April 26 to address the pr ...
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

EO Vs Contractualization ‘may or may not be signed’: Palace

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - The Executive Order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization “may or may not be signed” on or before Labor Day (May 1), Malacañang said on Monday.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Landmark EO on 'endo' seen by Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Executive Order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization or “endo” released on or before Labor Day (May 1), his spokesperson said Monday.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SSS lowers Retirement Age for Jockeys

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Social Security System (SSS) has lowered the age of compulsory retirement for professional jockeys to provide them protection from severe harm and disability.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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