WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd has revised the rules on the administration and enforcement of labor laws to further strengthen their implementation mechanism and secure a high level of compliance in workplaces. Bello issued Department Order (DO) 183 granting visitorial powers to labor inspectors, particularly the Special Inspection Team, in…

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A public interest group has accused the Department of Labor and Employement (DoLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration of being remiss in their jobs in protecting the interest of applicants for overseas jobs from illegal recruiters. The Lilac Center for Public Interest (Lilac) pointed this out on Tuesday, saying…

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Some employees of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) connive with illegal recruiters for the issuance of overseas employment certificates (OECs), earning them up to a quarter of a million or P250,000, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd disclosed on Friday. He did not say if the amount is a monthly…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has come up with the correct pay rules for next week’s special non-working days to give way to the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. The November 13-15 non-working days will cover the National Capital Region (NCR…

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has urged workers who were initially denied of their claim for compensation benefits to appeal their cases before the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd made the call on Tuesday after the ECC granted some P700 million in benefits to…

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The Bureau of Customs (BoC) has set another milestone after achieving more than P42 billion in revenue collection last month, according to the Bureau of Customs-Financial Service (BoC-FS). It was the second month in a row that the BoC exceeded its collection target since Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña took office…

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FOUR years after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas region, thousands of survivors in the province of Antique continue to suffer from flooding in an unfinished rehabilitation site. Fr. Jose Elmer Cajilig, Region 6 lead convenor and Visayas co-convenor of the pro-Duterte group Kilusang Pagbabago (KP), on Sunday disclosed that the…

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will resume the registration of voters on November 6 in preparation for the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections to be held in May 2018. “We are expecting more than 55 million voters for next year’s elections, with the inclusion of SK voters…

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MORE than P25 million worth of smuggled goods were intercepted by operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) on separate occasions at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the shipments were withheld for misdeclaration and lack of import permits. The shipments contain agricultural products, liquor,…

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