Senator Joel Villanueva appealed to the government on Saturday, November 21, to improve the salary and benefits for the Philippines’ health workers amid the recent lifting of the deployment ban on medical employees.
The Philippine Social Security System (SSS) is issuing guidelines to impose a two-month grace period for housing loan payments to allow its members more time to settle their dues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), under Department Order (DO) No. 219 Series of 2020, released the guidelines on the implementation of Tulong Panghanap Buhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD), pursuant to Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10121. The DO was approved on October 28, 2020, and is set to provide employment and cash assistance aid to distressed workers affected by COVID-19.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is lifting the limit of overseas deployment of construction workers due to the increasing number of manpower requests made by hiring companies abroad.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Thursday, October 8, their plans to conduct a study on which companies they can exempt from the mandatory 13th-month pay.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will provide one-time monetary assistance of ₱30,000 to college-level children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) presents options to President Duterte regarding the healthcare workers’ plea on lifting the overseas deployment ban.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the government will provide accommodation for health workers who were evicted from their homes due to discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approximately 600,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) seek financial aid from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House Committee on Labor and Employment endorses the immediate plenary approval of banning contractualization or contractual (endo) labor practices within the private sector in the Philippines.