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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

Safety and Health Measures for Workers Who by the Nature of their Work Have to Stand at Work

This shall apply to all workers who by the nature of their work, have to stand for long periods at work, or are frequently required to walk, such as retail and/or service employees, assembly line workers, teachers, and security personnel. Department Order No. 178; Series of 2017
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Payment of Wages and Other Benefits for the Special (Non-working) Days

Payment of wages and other benefits for the Special (Non-working) Day on August 21, 2017 and the Regular Holiday on August 28, 2017. LABOR ADVISORY NO. 11; Series of 2017
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Memorandum Circular on Proclamation No. 269

Memorandum Circular No. 047
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Justice

Memorandum Circular on Presidential Directive No. 5, Series of 2017

Memorandum Circular No. 046
Date: 19 July 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Justice

Rules and Regulations Governing Contract of Service and Job Order Workers in the Government

This Joint Circular is issued to prescribe the rules and regulations governing Contract of Service and Job Order workers in the government. Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2017
Date: 15 June 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Budget and Management

Guidelines in the Conduct of Voluntary Regularization of Employees

Labor Advisory No. 06; Series of 2017
Date: 23 May 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Payment of Wages for the Regular Holiday on 1 May 2017

Labor Advisory No. 05; Series of 2017
Date: 26 April 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Rules and Regulations on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus for FY 2017 and Years Thereafter

Budget Circular No. 2017 - 2; May 8, 2017
Date: 08 May 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Budget and Management

Rules implementing Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code

Department Order No. 174; Series of 2017
Date: 16 March 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10917. Amending for the purpose Republic Acts 9547 and 7323, otherwise known as the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). Department Order No. 175; Series of 2017
Date: 21 March 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of DILEEP

DO 173-17 - Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP)
Date: 14 February 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Implementing Rules and Regulations for the “Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act”

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10911 otherwise known as the “Anti-Age Discrimination In Employment Act” DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 170; Series of 2017
Date: 02 February 2017; Type: Regulation; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Revised Implementing Guidelines on Overtime Services and Overtime Pay for DOJ Employees

DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR NO. 016; FEB 01, 2017
Date: 01 February 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Justice

Implementing Rules and Regulations for the “Racehorse Jockeys Retirement Act”

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No- 10789 otherwise known as the “Racehorse Jockeys Retirement Act” DEPARTMENT ORDER NO.169; Series of 2017
Date: 02 February 2017; Type: Circular; Citation: Department Order No.169; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Payment of Wages and Other Benefits for the Special (Non-working) Days

Payment of Wages and Other Benefits for the Special (Non-working) Days on December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 - LABOR ADVISORY NO. 19; Series of 2016
Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

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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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PH strengthens Bilateral Ties with Malaysia

PASAY CITY - At the sidelines of the Philippine (PH) hosting of the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings on 8 September, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez convened a bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart, Minister for International Trade and Industry Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed.

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ASEAN Secretary-General highlights ASEAN Integration at UN Conference on Trade and Development

14 September 2017 Geneva, Switzerland - H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) served as a panelist at the High Level Dialogue of the 64th Session of Trade and Development Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on September 12.

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ASEAN Lawmakers to converge for 38th AIPA General Assembly

The 38th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly officially opens on Saturday at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, with AIPA President and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to welcome the delegates, while President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his keynote address at the closing rites on Tuesday.

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