POEA resumes regulated deployment of Filipino healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday confirmed that the processing of applications of foreign governments of job orders for healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Philippines will now resume following the lifting of the deployment ban.

Dole stops Skyway extension project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered EEI Corp., the contractor of the Skyway extension project, to halt all construction work until further notice to give way to a safety

PhilHealth exec faces complaint over lap dance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Eight women and labor groups on Monday filed a complaint in the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against a regional official of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) who was identified in a

WSO slapped on Skyway project after mishap
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
"Failure to comply with this order is a criminal offense punishable under Article 288 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended," she added. Initially, the WSO only covered the area of ...

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 2020-11-23
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 2020-11-23
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

DOLE suspends work at Skyway Extension after girder mishap
Rappler - 2020-11-23
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday, November 23, ordered EEI Corporation and its subcontractors to stop work on the entire stretch of the Skyway Extension project. DOLE initially suspended work at the construction site in Barangay Cupang,

Senators honor the late Justice Cecilia Munoz-Palma
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution commemorating the 107th birth anniversary of the late Supreme Court Justice Cecilia Munoz-Palma. Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma (Facebook) Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon,

World's top surgical glove maker shuts factories due to coronavirus
Rappler - 2020-11-23
There is a cluster of virus outbreaks among Top Glove employees - many of whom are low-paid migrant workers - at factories in an industrial area near Kuala Lumpur

Miami Litigator Sues Universal Music Group, Warner Chappell for Copyright Infringement by Rapper Pop Smoke
Law - 2020-11-23
The team behind a Billboard chart-topping rapper is facing the music. Soon, a federal court in Los Angeles will hear arguments in a case in which an artist allegedly stole an interview from a journalist and inserted it into a song that was featured on his No.

11 years after Ampatuan Massacre, 58th victim still needs to be proven dead
Rappler - 2020-11-23
The 58th victim was my father,' says a determined Reynafe Momay-Castillo. 'To forget is never an option.' Eleven years since the grisly Ampatuan massacre, Reynafe Momay-Castillo still needs to convince a court that her father Reynaldo is dead and was among the 58 people killed in Maguindanao in 2009.

POEA explains 5,000 cap on deployment abroad of healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday explained why there is a 5,000 cap on the deployment of healthcare workers. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (MANILA BULLETIN) In an online forum of the Department of Labor and Employment,

Duterte lauds new labor relation initiative with Saudi Arabia
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
President Duterte has lauded Saudi Arabia's "landmark" labor reform program that will help improve the plight of foreign workers, including Filipinos in the kingdom. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (SIM

POEA resumes deployment of health care workers after lifting of travel ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday announced that it will resume the deployment of the nation's health care workers. "[P]apayagan

Trump campaign appeals Pennsylvania election defeat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday appealed part of a ruling that clears the way for the battleground state of Pennsylvania to certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as

With Calida in charge, lawyer 'nervous' of Ampatuan massacre appeal
Rappler - 2020-11-23
We need to watch this closely, because you know who the government's lawyer is in the appeal; the lawyer of the government is the Solicitor General,' says lawyer Nena Santos

Wanted in Israel: 500 Filipino caregivers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration announced that qualified Filipino caregivers may now work in Israel without paying exorbitant placement fees.

5,000 cap on healthcare workers deployment only temporary, says Bello
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the 5,000 cap on the deployment of healthcare workers is temporary. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Bello said the cap can still be expanded as it is subject to regular assessment.

DOJ indicts 8, clears 40 in new Ampatuan massacre cases
Rappler - 2020-11-23
Mere presence at the scene of the crime does not automatically make one liable for it, much less presence in the place or meeting where the crime was allegedly planned,' says the DOJ resolution

House panel endorses bill imposing taxes on cockfights, local betting
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved and endorsed for plenary debates and approval a measure seeking to impose taxes on offsite betting activities of locally licensed cockfights and derbies.

Exercise power to tax fairly, uniformly, SC reminds govt
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted eight more individuals in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case... THE Supreme Court has reminded the government to exercise its power of taxation fairly ...

Birth anniversary of Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma commemorated
philstar.com - 2020-11-22
Born in Bauan, Batangas on Nov. 22, 1913, Cecilia Arreglado Muñoz, or Celing as she is fondly called, grew up to become one of the great leaders in Philippine contemporary history.

As POEA crafts resolution lifting deployment ban on HCWs, recruiters balk at 5K cap
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now crafting the Governing Board (GB) resolution officially lifting the temporary deployment ban for health care workers (HCW).

Encouraging entrepreneurship
The Manila Times - 2020-11-22
This 32-year-old techie also launched the "Finance PH Seminars," which was born from a desire to educate entrepreneurs in financial literacy, as well as courses on on taxation and accounting. During the quarantine, face-to-face talks were converted ...

Philippines ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers
Al Jazeera English - 2020-11-21
Last year, almost 17,000 nurses signed overseas work contracts data from the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed. The government in April ...

Villanueva to DOLE: Probe lapses in Skyway construction after Muntinlupa accident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Labor inspectors of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) must look into possible lapses in the construction of the ongoing Skyway project after a steel girder fell on

Villanueva calls on DOLE to send labor inspectors to Skyway accident site
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-21
Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Labor and Employment to immediately deploy labor inspectors at the ongoing Skyway Extension project in Muntinlupa City to determine if there were lapses in the safety protocols at the construction site.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers -- Bello
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labor minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of

Oral arguments on petitions vs anti-terror law set January
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-21
THE Supreme Court has set January 19 as the start for the oral arguments on several petitions filed against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. According to the advisory issued on Friday, petitioners and respondents shall limit their arguments to whether or not the issues raised in the petitions involve an actual and justifiable controversy;

Duterte lifts deployment ban on healthcare workers
Rappler - 2020-11-21
Agency Task Force resolution approved by President Duterte, there is a cap of 5,000 medical workers to be deployed per year

180 child labor victims get rehab support from BARMM
philstar.com - 2020-11-21
The Bangsamoro government has released a P20,000 rehabilitation support each to parents of 180 children engaged in child labor as part of a campaign to address such malpractice.

Church group who also petitioned vs Anti-Terrorism Act slams freezing of its bank accounts
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-20
CHIEF Justice Diosdado Peralta has decided to vacate his post a year ahead of his scheduled retirement... THE Regional Trial Court of Manila has issued an order freezing the bank accounts of a ...

Retirement benefits of part-time private school lecturer
The Manila Times - 2020-11-20
Dear PAO, I worked as a part-time private school lecturer for 23 years until I retired on my 65th birthday. I expected to receive my retirement benefits, but school officials insisted I am not entitled to the same because they are only for full-time teachers.

Human beings live longer, can healthcare systems keep up?
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-20
Human beings live for an average of 72 years. In 1960, the year the United Nations began keeping global data, this number was 52.5 years. Gains in life expectancy at birth, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,

Asean-Japan Centre to share results of study on GVCs to exporters in December 3 Congress
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-20
This is where the horizontal division of labor is created. With other major trade partners, the Philippines has either huge trade deficit or trade surplus. Investment by Japan in both ...

Justice Leonen threatens free speech and press freedom?
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-20
Do we, as a nation, deserve to have someone like Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen? Leonen, the 3 rd most senior in Padre Faura, has the highest number of pending Supreme Court cases among his peers.

A champion of human rights and democracy
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-20
One national figure that many of us miss, especially during these times when democracy continues to be eroded and "devitalized," is the late Supreme Court Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma. During martial law and even years after,

Hope there's no 'onslaught' until then: Anti-terror law oral arguments set January 2021
Rappler - 2020-11-20
National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) hopes that in the 2-month wait, 'no further onslaughts on basic rights happen'

Human rights lawyers want SC to fire Manila judge in baby River case
Rappler - 2020-11-20
An administrative suit for gross ignorance of the law and gross misconduct is filed against Manila Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali

British Chamber holds retail event with UK, Philippine companies
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
The British Chamber hosted an event with over 90 participants including many UK companies showing interest in the sector.

OFW hospital construction on track for Dec. 2021 completion
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-20
The construction of the hospital for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Pampanga is expected to be completed by December 2021, slightly delayed due to interruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic,

Sen. Go appeals for calibrated lifting of POEA ban on deployment of nurses
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-20
Senator Christopher "Bong" Go today appealed for a calibrated lifting of a temporary suspension imposed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on the overseas deployment of nurses and other nursing personnel.

When PH diplomats are the abusers, who will protect household workers?
Rappler - 2020-11-20
The best way to protect domestic workers is to empower domestic workers,' says migrant workers' rights expert Carmel Abao

As COVID-19 cases rise in US, jobless claims follow
Rappler - 2020-11-20
Analysts fear the latest increase in new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States is just the beginning

More than 2,500 displaced OFWs benefit from DOLE-OWWA-AKAP in Caraga
Gov - 2020-11-19
The government continuously assists the Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through financial assistance and facilitation of their return to their respective provinces in the country.

A political question: Supreme Court hands off in Manila Bay dolomite issue
Rappler - 2020-11-19
In denying Akbayan's request to hold DENR in contempt, the SC says the question on whether dolomite is harmful is a factual question that is not in the Court's jurisdiction

House OKs 35-hour work week bill on 2nd reading
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill that will cut the weekly work schedule by five hours as an alternative work ...

Akbayan loses bid to intervene in Manila Bay dolomite case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-19
The Supreme Court has not yet found any violation of its continuing mandamus for government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to

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