The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) pushed for an engaging interactive resource to educate young workers on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards established by the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and various tripartite sectors by introducing the Youth4OSH Communication Platform.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is proposing a temporary exemption of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) to immediately pay for their social security premiums before they can secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). Instead, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III suggests that SSS must collect the overseas worker’s premiums three months after their deployment.
1-PACMAN Party-list Representative Michael Romero, the stepson of the late Eddie Garcia, filed House Bill (HB) No. 181, or the Actors Occupational Safety and Health Standard Bill to prevent work-related fatalities in the entertainment industry. Under HB 181, the entertainment industry must provide a safe workplace for all workers and employees.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) confirms the improvement of the Philippines’ employment situation this year. Employment rates rose up while the unemployment rate continued to decline.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), together with Facebook, aims to teach Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the importance of online privacy and responsible use of social media through the Digital Literacy Program. The program is an initiative intended to develop a safe and informed community online.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched its 5th Business Plan Competition to encourage and assist seafarers and their families on setting up their own businesses, which DOLE believes can serve as a “solution to problems in their community.”
Micro-entrepreneurs are set to receive assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help them in promoting and selling their products to reach more customers and penetrate new markets.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Region 7 (DSWD-7) granted 51 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) a pre-employment briefing seminar on May 9 at the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC) II in Cebu City after graduating from their technical and vocational training courses.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) introduced the first-ever OFW Hospital during its Labor Day celebration in San Fernando, Pampanga. However, the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) are still finalizing the memorandum of understanding before the start of the hospital’s construction.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) prepares for its celebration of Labor Day in the Philippines with a variety of job and business fairs and the announcement of the first-ever OFW Hospital.