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Work Suspension in Private Sector up to Employers: DOLE

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterated it is upon the discretion of private sector employers if they will suspend work on September 21, in observance of the National Day of Protest.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Wage Board okays P21 Hike for Minimum Wage Earners in NCR

MANILA - Private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR), who are receiving minimum wage, will soon be getting an additional PHP21.00 in their salaries.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proclamation declaring 20 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Dingras

Proclamation No. 301
Date: 04 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 301; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 08 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Loon

Proclamation No. 302
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 302; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 12 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Siquijor

Proclamation No. 303
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 303; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 15 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Bontoc

Proclamation No. 304
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 304; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 18 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the City of Tacurong

Proclamation No. 305
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 305; Source: Official Gazette

Senate tackles Bill promoting Flexible Work Arrangements

The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva tackled on Wednesday a proposed measure which seeks to amend the 40-year-old Labor Code.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Body to oversee Pacts to protect OFWs

A team tasked to pursue bilateral cooperation agreements between the Philippines and host countries was formed recently to strengthen the promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, the labor department reported yesterday.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

High Heels in Workplaces now regulated

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now disallowing the mandatory use of high-heeled shoes among women in workplaces.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Philtranco Service Enterprises Inc and 3 Others v Franklin Cual and 24 Others

Date: 17 July 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 207684; Source: Supreme Court

Norman Panaligan and 2 Others v Phyvita Enterprises Corporation

Date: 21 June 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 202086; Source: Supreme Court

Proclamation declaring 11 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Ilocos Norte

Proclamation No. 310
Date: 06 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 310; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 15 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Bulacan

Proclamation No. 291
Date: 23 August 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 291; Source: Official Gazette

United Polyresins Inc and 2 Others v Marcelino Pinuela

Date: 31 July 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 209555; Source: Supreme Court

DOLE issues Pay Rules for Eid'l Adha

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Labor Advisory No. 12, series of 2017 or the Payment of Wages on September 1, a regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha or or the Feast of Sacrifice.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Departmental Order to implement the JobStart Rules and Regulations

This Departmental Order is issued to implement the Republic Act 10869, entitled “An Act Institutionalizing the Nationwide Implementation of the JobStart Philippines Program and Providing Funds Therefor”, otherwise known as the “JobStart Philippines Act”. Department Order No. 179; Series of 2017
Date: 08 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Labor Advisory regarding the Rules of Pay on Eid'l Adha

Labor Advisory to follow the rules of pay for regular holidays shall be applicable in Observance of Eid'l Adha. Labor Advisory No. 12; Series of 2017
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Departmental Order to implement the Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016

This Departmental Order is to implement the rules and regulations of Republic Act No. 10771, entitled “An Act Promoting the Creation of Green Jobs, Granting Incentives and Appropriating Funds Therefor”, otherwise known as the “Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016. Department Order No. 180; Series of 2017
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Guidelines regarding Certificates of Accreditation for Garment Manufacturers, Exporters, and Subcontractors

Joint Department Order laying down guidelines for the Issuance, Suspension or Revocation of Certificate of Accreditation for Garments Exporters and Subcontractors Availing of Preferential Tariff under the Generalized System of Preference Creating for the purpose a Workers’ Rights Review Committee. Joint Department Order No.1-17; Series o ...
Date: 08 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Senate urged to view Ethics Complaints with Caution

MANILA - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged his colleagues to view complaints filed before the Senate Ethics Committee with extreme caution as the number of complaints continue to pile up.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Peace, Security and Stability take Center Stage in AIPA discussion

MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers and delegates at the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Saturday discussed intensively the issues and challenges confronting the ASEAN region and the international community.

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CDPI proposes Shift to Federal Parliamentary System

The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) on Thursday, September 14, said it is proposing the shift to a federal parliamentary system, adding that Congress should soon start deliberating the amendments in the 1987 Constitution that will pave the way for federalization.

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