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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

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

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

DOLE reminds Employers of Proper Pay Rules on August Holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reminded employers in the private sector to strictly follow the holiday pay rules for Monday (August 21), a special non-working holiday and on August 28, a regular holiday.
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Yazaki-Torres told to regularize 5,000 Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered the management of Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. in Calamba, Laguna to regularize close to 5,000 of its workers after its contractor, Kabalikat sa Hanapbuhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative, was found to be a labor-only contractor.
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

DFA to relax Guidelines in aiding OFWs in Distress

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is working to relax guidelines for the provision of assistance to nationals (ATN) to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress in a bid to make the support more inclusive.
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senator files Bill pushing for 4-day Work Week

MANILA - After the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to allow a four-day work week, a senator on Tuesday filed his own measure seeking flexible working arrangements including a four-day work week.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Compressed Work Week approved

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading this week a bill seeking to institutionalize the compressed work week scheme to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity.
Date: 26 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOLE enhances Capacity Building of Labor Law Compliance Officers

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reorganized the committee tasked to formulate programs that would enhance the competencies and aptitude of labor law compliance officers (LLCOs).
Date: 23 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rules on Use of High Heels in Workplace out Soon: DOLE

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon release an order regulating the use of high-heeled shoes by female employees in their workplaces.
Date: 22 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House passes Bill on Compressed Work Week Scheme

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 6152, seeking to raise the normal work hours per day under a compressed work week schedule scheme which promotes competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity in the business and industry sectors.
Date: 21 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Senate concurs ratification of ILO Convention

MANILA - The Philippines on Monday became the first Asian country to ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention which protects labor and civil rights, Senator Loren Legarda said Monday.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DTI launches Project ET to intensify Implementation of Fair Trade Laws Nationwide

The drive to protect consumers and topple unscrupulous businesses continues and is now intensified. Aiming to enforce fair trade laws not only in the National Capital Region (NCR), but also in the regions and provinces, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched on 01 August 2017 its flagship program, Project Execution Team (ET).
Date: 12 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

DOLE issues Pay Rules for 2018 Holidays

MANILA, Aug. 11 - Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working holidays for 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Thursday a labor advisory prescribing the appropriate computation of holiday pay.
Date: 11 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CSC extends Deadline for Submission of requests for Accreditation

MANILA, Aug. 11 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given government agencies with special concerns until Dec. 31, 2017 to submit requests for accreditation of government services that were rendered without an appointment or on the basis of defective appointment or late submission of appointment to CSC.
Date: 11 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate Approves ILO Convention 151 on Second Reading

The Senate, on Monday (August 7), has approved on Second Reading the Committee Report seeking its concurrence in the ratification of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (ILO Convention 151).
Date: 08 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

ERC chair suspended for insubordination - Palace

MANILA, Aug. 3 - Malacañang has suspended Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Jose Vicente Salazar for four months for insubordination.
Date: 03 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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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