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.
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) announced its plans to launch a skills training and research institute in its first university ecozone inside the Batangas State University (BSU), Batangas City.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), under the Labor Advisory No. 18 Series of 2020, releases guidelines on the cost of COVID-19 prevention and control measures. The advisory is set to guide private sector employers on the scope of their shouldered costs in the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures for their employees, especially those who are returning to the workplace.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), under the Labor Advisory No. 17 Series of 2020, releases guidelines on employment preservation as an aid to employers who are restarting their business operations.
The Department of Finance (DOF) has released the qualifications and requirements for Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program applications. The Social Security System (SSS), under the SBWS, shall provide a wage subsidy of P5,000 to 8,000 pesos per month for each employee of eligible small businesses.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released an advisory, pursuant to Proclamation No. 845, declaring rules for payment of wages for the regular holidays on April 9 and 10, and special day on April 11, 2020.
The Department of Labor and Employment releases the guidelines on the Adjustment Measures Program for the P5,000 cash aid for affected private workers due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the Philippines.