In compliance with the issuance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 555 on August 15, 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded all employers to abide by the proper implementation and payment of wages to employees during the three holidays in November 2019.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program assists a total of 7,000 residents from Lapu-Lapu City. The community-based assistance package will provide emergency employment job opportunities for a total of 10 days.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) advised job seekers planning to work abroad not to contact individuals claiming to be employees of the labor department.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced” workers program (TUPAD) suggested sourcing their funds from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) to sustain the program.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) requires more funding to employ additional labor inspectors after more than 500,000 employees in the private sector achieved regularization status. They are also in need of personnel to check over 900,000 Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) and their personnel.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched a campaign to combat child labor among the Mangyan, an indigenous group situated within the island of Mindoro last August 16, 2019. Through an information campaign, the labor agency will orient the Mangyan about anti-child labor laws and policies, livelihood support, and children’s rights.
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.
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.