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Chairman of the Senate Committee of Labor and Employment Senator Joel Villanueva renews his call to the government to prioritize essential workers, especially minimum wage earners, during the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Riza Raquion, Richie Gil, and Leo Quijano are among the first Filipino frontliners who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination.
Senator Imee Marcos appeals to the government to create a national policy focusing on job recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Marcos issued her appeal after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently reported that approximately 3.8 million Filipinos aged 15 years and above are unemployed as of October 2020.
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.