Retirement from employment in time of Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
If the employer does not maintain a reasonable retirement benefit plan, the Labor Code requires that an employee, upon reaching the age of 60 years or more, but not beyond 65 and who has served at ...

OWWA-8 officer shares personal advocacy on financial literacy
Gov - 2020-10-19
NAVAL, Biliran, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- Having witnessed the sad plight of some OFW families unexpectedly losing jobs or losing family breadwinners, an officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Office 8 in Tacloban City shared her ...

Labor alliance asks SC to rule on petitions vs anti-terror law
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition of the country's largest... WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition ...

BOC reiterates guidelines for sending balikbayan boxes during holidays
Rappler - 2020-10-17
The following are considered QFWA: OFWs with valid passports and certified for overseas employment by the Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Names of designated terrorists to be published, appeals for delisting can be filed after
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- A list of persons and entities designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council to be "terrorists" will be published in a national broadsheet and online ...

Citing legality, DOLE gives up on 13th-month deferment, exemption
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
"This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really works," Associated Labor ...

DOLE, DTI jointly launch online job & business fair
Gov - 2020-10-15
CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) --The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) jointly launched an online job and business fair that offers thousands of job opportunities in both private and public sectors.

As holiday approaches, BOC reiterates guidelines in sending balikbayan boxes
Gov - 2020-10-15
As the yuletide season draws closer, the Bureau of Customs reiterates the guidelines in sending Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines.Anyone can send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines, even Corporations,

Chief Justice Peralta receives DENR Report on Manila Bay
Gov - 2020-10-14
Peralta, together with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, today led the visit and site inspection of the Manila Bay pursuant to the continuing mandamus of the Supreme Court. Prior to the inspection, Chief Justice ...

Sports law pioneer Mickey Ingles explains why we need a job like his
SPIN - 2020-10-13
At his law firm, Ingles Laurel & Calderon, he also handles taxation and corporate cases. But Ingles is convinced that the field will continue to grow. "I think [sports law] has been here [for ...

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to Mali
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Mali due to ...

Labor, employer groups to gov't: Give MSMEs support for 13th month pay
Rappler - 2020-10-13
Labor groups and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) were united in asking the government to support distressed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to provide workers ...

Chief Justice Peralta Bares JIB Board Members
Gov - 2020-10-13
Justices Callejo and Gutierrez will serve in the JIB for three years and two years, respectively. The JIB members are Court of Appeals Justice (Ret.) Sesinando Villon, Sandiganbayan Justice (Ret.) Rodolfo Ponferrada, and Court of Tax Appeals Justice (Ret.)

PSA conducts October 2020 consumer expectations survey
Gov - 2020-10-12
All information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from the sample households shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.

Supreme Court to test computerized Bar exams
GMA Network - 2020-10-09
The Supreme Court (SC) will test this year the viability of a computerized Bar exam system proposed to take the place of the traditional handwritten examinations for aspiring lawyers.

OFWs still in demand abroad despite high PH COVID-19 cases -- POEA
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Filipinos workers from various fields, not just healthcare, are still highly requested abroad despite the high number of COVID-19 cases in the ...

Declare seafarers as regular employees, not merely contractual
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-06
This is similar to the Labor Code provision (Art. 279) on regularization of employees after working for one year. The provision under HB 6588 that is absent in all other versions of the Magna ...

DOLE urged to allow nurses to go abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-02
Senators asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday to lift the suspension in the deployment of nurses and medical workers abroad which is expected to last until Aug. 31 next

Duterte may still sign EO vs contractualization - Malaca├▒ang
Rappler - 2020-09-30
Malaca├▒ang had earlier said Duterte would no longer sign any "endo" EO since such an order would be unable to end the abusive labor practice. It is up to Congress, said the Palace, to make ...

POEA: HK-bound HSWs must comply with certification requirements
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-30
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the appeal of the recruitment industry to exempt at least... The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the ...

'Recruiter's responsibility doesn't end after deployment' - POEA
Rappler - 2020-09-30
On August 12, Rappler Talk discussed illegal recruitment and human trafficking with migrant rights advocate Susan "Toots" Ople, and Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Director Robert Larga.

POEA to recruiters: Use 'electronic systems' in hiring OFWs
Rappler - 2020-09-30
While the government is already employing an electronic registration of recruiters, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac said recruiters have a more direct ...

OWWA-XI continues assistance to displaced overseas workers
Gov - 2020-09-30
OWWA-XI welfare officer Mialou Batican said there are still near to 300 pending applications online. "On-going pa rin po yung release natin base sa ano yung pondong ibinigay sa atin, and then doon po sa mga approved na at hindi pa mare-releasan ngayong ...

MARINA releases advisory on extension of expiring STCW Certificates
Gov - 2020-09-27
The documentary requirements required for the application that could be expedited such as letter from the concerned LMA duly signed by an authorized official and a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-approved employment contract shall be ...

POEA scraps OEC for returning OFWs
Rappler - 2020-09-27
Resolution no. 12 was passed by the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), chaired by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and vice chaired by POEA ...

Regulatory compliance ecosystem
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-21
Fourth of a series With the changes in the CPA Licensure Examinations (CPALE) brought about in Boa Resolutions 274 and 275 Series of 2015, and 114 Series of 2016, this will instigate the training of accounting students and the qualification of CPAs to meet the exacting requirements of businesses

POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing
Rappler - 2020-09-20
"I saw as early as January that scrupulous people outside the POEA give their request documents to the security guard.... The security guards would then pass the papers to the janitors who go in ...

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2020-09-15
HB 6769 seeks to amend Article 133 of the Labor Code of the Philippines to explicitly include the following as discriminatory acts against women subject to penalties: Section 135 of the Labor Code ...

OWWA-8 ensures safety of returning OFWs, extends financial, educational assistance
Gov - 2020-09-15
TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Region 8 (OWWA-8) continues its efforts in ensuring the safety of Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs in the region, particularly against Covid-19. This was disclosed by OWWA 8 ...

DOLE orders NutriAsia to regularize 80 workers
Rappler - 2020-09-10
We humbly ask everyone to move on and continue the journey towards the righteous path of compliant and good labor practice," it added. DOLE issued Department Order (DO) No. 174 in March 2017 ...

Understanding Intellectual Property around AI-related Innovations
Mondaq - 2020-09-07
Governments and businesses across the Middle East are recognising the importance of riding the new wave of disruptive innovations that corresponds with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Bello calls for patience on appeals to lift deployment ban
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-02
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has appealed for patience amid the clamor to lift the deployment ban on healthcare workers, stating that the government is sympathetic to their cause.

POEA extends validity of Overseas Employment Certificates
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-31
The original validity or the revalidation of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) issued to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), which expired during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, is now extended until all the community quarantine measures in the country are lifted.

Binay to POEA, IATF: Lift deployment ban on healthcare workers
Gov - 2020-08-28
CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- Senator Nancy Binay today urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to recall its deployment ban on ...

POEA orders agencies to help stranded jobseekers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 11 requiring licensed recruitment agencies to assist applicants for overseas

Recruiters who abandon stranded clients face sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-23
RECRUITMENT and manning agencies that fail to provide aid to their clients who were "stranded" because of Covid-19 face possible suspension from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Help stranded overseas job applicants, DOLE chief urges local recruitment agencies
Gov - 2020-08-23
This, after the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved late last week separate resolutions directing all Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) to help their stranded applicants, and allowing the withdrawal ...

Help stranded overseas job applicants, DOLE chief urges local recruitment agencies
Gov - 2020-08-23
This, after the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved late last week separate resolutions directing all Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) to help their stranded applicants, and allowing the withdrawal ...

Copyright Infringement
Princeton University - 2020-08-20
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $ ...

GMANetwork.com - Corporate - Official Corporate Website of the Kapuso Network
GMA Network - 2020-08-17
She graduated cum laude, BS Management Engineering ... of Laws from Harvard University. She is a junior partner in Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion&Lucila and is an Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines, College of Law where she taught ...

Bello denies PH easing ban on deployment of nurses abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-14
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday belied reports that the Philippine government has eased the overseas deployment ban on Filipino nurses, saying this is

Three Branches of Government
Philippine Information Agency - 2020-08-13
The Justices of the Supreme Court, who can overturn unconstitutional laws, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Philippine government seeks to act in the best interests of its citizens through this system of checks and balances.

Malaca├▒ang receives resignation of Arnell Ignacio from OWWA post
Rappler - 2020-08-13
MANILA, Philippines - Malaca├▒ang said on Wednesday, February 27, it has received the resignation of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio.

POEA resumes OEC processing for Filipino workers
Rappler - 2020-08-09
DOLE earlier barred the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from accepting new OEC applications after persistent reports of irregularities inside the agency. These ...

CA reinstates, awards back wages to GMA workers fired for protesting
Rappler - 2020-08-03
GMA said the 15 breached contract by not reporting for work. The Court of Appeals said the Labor Code allows termination of an employee if there is gross and habitual neglect of duty. The court ...

Hundreds of Davao street sweepers fear job loss
Rappler - 2020-08-01
Bughaw used to work at the Monte Maria Poultry Farm, which was shut down by the city government after the company was found to have violated a local environment law. The city government absorbed ...

OFWs in Ebola-hit countries monitored weekly
Rappler - 2020-08-01
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is monitoring on a weekly basis overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in west African countries where the deadly Ebola ...

British Airways parent IAG swoops for more cash to survive crisis
Rappler - 2020-07-31
Airline giant IAG, the owner of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, on Friday, July 31, logged a 3.8-billion-euro ($4.5-billion) 1st half net loss - and launched a capital-raising to ...

Barclays takes $4.7-billion coronavirus hit as profits slump
Rappler - 2020-07-30
Profit after taxation dived to £695 million in the 6 months to the end of June, compared with £2.07 billion in the same portion of 2019, Barclays said in a results statement. And net profit ...

Kuwait only 'partially compliant' but rules allowed deployment - POEA
Rappler - 2020-07-29
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) explained that "partial compliance," as certified by the DFA, still allows the deployment of Filipino workers. "Before the POEA allows ...

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