State-of-the-art Hall of Justice to rise in Ilocos Norte
Gov - 3 months ago
Led by Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, who is also an Ilokano, the new building aims to give court employees a comfortable place to work in, giving them improved facilities at par with other court houses. "Malaki ang pondo para rito.

PIDS study identifies challenges in sustaining online work in PH
Gov - 3 months ago
While digital labor platforms opened market work opportunities during the pandemic, it also posed major implications on skill formation and human capital development, especially in countries where online work is at the lower end of the value chain.

Congress sessions resume; CREATE, Amla among top priority
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
LAWMAKERS resume sessions today (January 18), with both the House of Representatives and the Senate vowing to push two key bills--Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) and amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) of 2001--to their logical end,

60K more OFWs seek repatriation-DOLE chief
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
LABOR groups have expressed concern over the looming threat of "stagflation," which could lead to mass displacement of workers. Federation of... The Department of Health (DOH) may tap its P7 ...

80K OFWs displaced by pandemic seek repatriation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
As many as 80,000 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who lost their jobs due to the pandemic are waiting to be repatriated. Since the COVID-19 outbreak a year ago, the government has repatriated

400k OFWs sent home
Gov - 3 months ago
In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said total repatriates who have undergone quarantine and were cleared of Covid stood at 410,211 as of January 16. "After their ordeal in their country of origin ...

Repatriation cost for overseas Filipinos nears P1B -- DFA
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
To execute the repatriation to perfection, the DFA had to work remotely with the Philippine Embassy in Tehran, the employers, recruitment agencies, POEA and OWWA on planning and coordinating the operation. Amid a total lockdown at that time when no ...

Lawmaker urges IATF to remove cap on health workers deployment
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
A member of the House of Representatives on Sunday questioned the Duterte government's move to limit healthcare workers' deployment abroad to 5,000, stressing there was "no point in restraining" them when the Philippines only offers low wages.

400,000 OFWs affected by pandemic sent home
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The government has sent home more than 400,000 overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said based on the report of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA),

Middle East records highest COVID-19 deaths, infections among OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Sunday renewed his call to overseas Filipino workers to follow health and safety measures imposed in their host countries especially in the face of the new strain of the coronavirus.

P245 M allocated for Judges-at-Large Act; Angara sees faster resolution of cases
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Sen. Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara assured the Judiciary Sunday it would be able to expedite the adjudication of several pending court cases with the funds Congress provided for the appointment of judges-at-large under the 2021 national budget.

Legacy of the Corona impeachment
The Manila Times - 3 months ago
THE impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona was something that I detested from the start. During the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presidency, CJ Corona served for a short time as presidential spokesman until he was plucked out and later appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the close of the term of GMA.

PAL gives guidance as BI enforces travel ban on non-Filipinos from 35 countries
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
They will then undergo 14-day quarantine. OFWs were directed to proceed to the OWWA Desk at the airport, where they will be assigned a quarantine facility designated by the Philippine government ...

Resetting of oral arguments on Anti-Terrorism Law to give parties more time to prepare -- Guevara
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Saturday, Jan. 16, expressed belief that the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to push back the date of the oral arguments on the petitions questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Law will give the parties more time to prepare.

Govt. may need more funds for free accommodation of returning OFWs
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will "most likely" request for an additional budget in June as it expects higher accommodation costs ...

On guns, abortion, voting rights, Trump leaves lasting mark on US judiciary
Rappler - 3 months ago
Trump's success in moving the US judiciary to the right is not limited to his 3 Supreme Court appointments When a US appeals court declared that Florida could make it harder for convicted felons to vote - a ruling decried by civil rights activists - the impact of President Donald Trump's conservative judicial appointments was plain to see.

DOLE seeks inclusion of minimum wage workers, OFWs in vaccine priority list
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) - Minimum wage and overseas Filipino workers should be included in the COVID-19 priority vaccination program, the Labor department said. Labor ...

Gigi Reyes invokes right to speedy trial, asks SC to act on her detention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is asking the Supreme Court's help for her possible release from detention citing violations of

ILO cites woes of digital home-based workers
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
AirAsia launched airasia Shop in the Philippines, further enhancing its digital platform to include convenient and value-for-money retail shopping,... DIGITAL home-based workers in the country are ...

Group seeks deportation of Taiwanese vlogger for alleged violation of visa rules
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
THE Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday by various groups and individuals seeking to scrap the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020... The Supreme Court has reminded anti-illegal drug operatives that keeping ...

CA ruling on voidable marriage due to psychological incapacity
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
An unsatisfactory marriage is not a null and void marriage." This was stressed by the Court of Appeals (CA) in its decision which pointed out a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that Article 36 of the Family Code on nullity of marriage due to psychological incapacity "is not to be confused with a divorce law that cuts the marital bond at the time the causes therefor manifest themselves.

Travel ban to limit spread of UK Covid variant affects thousands of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
In a radio interview, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) it has started sending home the some of the 5,900 quarantined OFWs, who tested negative for Covid-19, on Thursday.

MPIC commits to global sustainability alliances
philstar.com - 3 months ago
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. committed to two sustainability alliances, geared toward perpetuating the global standards of monitoring the sustainability initiatives of corporations.

Moreno: Careful planning in CDO's vaccine rollout
Gov - 3 months ago
The people of Cagayan de Oro need not fear that they will be left behind by other cities in the vaccine rollout since their City Hall is "on the ball" in mapping out the city's vaccination program, Mayor Oscar Moreno said.

POEA reminds new entry protocol for travelers to Canada
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued reminders on the new entry protocols for travelers to Canada which include Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

CJ Peralta designates acting judge in two Sulu courts amid lockdown
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
THE Department of Justice-Task Force Against Corruption (DOJ-TFAC) will now take over the investigation on the alleged participation of... THE Supreme Court designated a presiding judge of Jolo ...

POEA circular sets alternative work scheme for OFWs but not for HSWs
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Abrand-new policy regime on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), which allows employers to implement alternative work arrangements (AWA), as well as impose additional requirements for recruitment agencies will take effect amid the pandemic.

POEA closed for disinfection on Jan. 15
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
All offices of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City will be closed on Friday, Jan. 15, for sanitation and disinfection purposes.

Sotto seeks amendments to party-list system sans Cha-cha
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said he would file a measure amending  the party-list system, a move that he said would no longer require amendments to the 1987

Funding problem
philstar.com - 3 months ago
The national government is facing a funding problem to comply with the order of the Supreme Court to increase the IRA received by LGUs.

DOLE to employers: File 13th month pay report online
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Private employers in Metro Manila may already file their 13th month pay report online to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

PSE, PDS strongly call for passage of CREATE Bill
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. and the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation have expressed strong support for the passage of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Bill.

Ex-Iloilo town mayor taken to NBP to serve 10-year prison term
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
ILOILO CITY - Police Regional Office (PRO-6) has confirmed that former mayor Frankie Locsin of Janiuay town, Iloilo province has started serving his 10-year prison term after his conviction in a graft case.

Espa├▒o named Outstanding Accountancy Professional of the Year
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
P&A Grant Thornton Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Marivic Espa├▒o As a recognized expert in fields such as strategy, management, business process improvement, professional accounting services and taxation, Marivic has exhibited impeccable ...

Government revenues reach P2.84 trillion in 2020
philstar.com - 4 months ago
Revenues generated by the national government reached P2.84 trillion in 2020, slightly below the downscaled target, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of the Treasury.

Ringing in the New Year
philstar.com - 4 months ago
We can finally bid goodbye to 2020 and say hello to 2021! January is that time of the year when people are re-energized after a long stretch of holiday celebrations and vacation time.

Caloocan City Judicial Complex temporarily closed for disinfection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
The Caloocan City Judicial Complex, including Regional Trial Court Branch 232 and Family Court Branch 1, will be closed on Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12, for an

Third party tapped for Meralco refund audit
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has tapped mid-tier accounting and advisory firm Roxas Cruz Tagle and Co., a member company of BDO International Ltd., to be its third party consultant in the audit of refunds carried out by power utility giant Manila Electric Company.

Labor usec dies from COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
A senior career official of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) died of COVID-19 on Sunday. Labor Undersecretary Joji Aragon, 58, was the head of the wages and productivity, legislative,

Austria 28th on travel ban list; No China yet
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
A TOTAL of 28 countries have so far been included in the travel ban that the Philippines has imposed on travelers to prevent the entry of the new Covid-19 strain which is believed to be more contagious.

DOTr Free Ride Service for Health Workers program reaches 2 million ridership
Gov - 4 months ago
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today said that it has registered a total of more than 2 million in ridership for its "Libreng Sakay" or Free Ride Service for Health Workers program amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Austrian labor minister quits over plagiarism allegations
Rappler - 4 months ago
Christine Aschbacher denies any wrongdoing and says she is stepping down to protect her family Austria's Labor Minister Christine Aschbacher has resigned after allegations that she plagiarized some of her university work,

Congress fails to pass CREATE
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
Firms on wait-and-see mode Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III Investment and expansion plans in the country are currently treading water as they await the delayed approval of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill,

Bello defends embattled Riyadh labor attach├ę
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Just a day after the Ambassador to Saudi Arabia suspended labor attach├ę Nasser Mustafa for filing a cyberlibel complaint against two Filipinos, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III came to

2 Africans stranded at NAIA for 2 years
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
Two Africans have been stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 for almost two years.

Passengers from Austria restricted following new Covid-19 variant
Gov - 4 months ago
Passengers from Austria have been added to the list of travel restricted countries not allowed to enter the country.Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced foreign passengers coming from or have been to Austria 14 days prior to arrival in

Fil-foreign prospects Brickman, Rosser, Grey likely out of rookie draft, says agent
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
It appears that the talent-rich PBA Rookie Draft will lose some potential first-rounders in Jason Brickman, Brandon Rosser and Jeremiah Grey.

SC: Only 8 lawyers allowed in terror law hearings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
The Supreme Court has limited to eight the number of lawyers who will represent the 37 different petitioners challenging the legality of Republic Act No. 11479, or the

DAR exec gets back pay for wrongful dismissal
philstar.com - 4 months ago
The Commission on Audit has directed the payment of back wages of a former provincial officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cagayan over his wrongful dismissal 29 years ago.

DOF urges Congress to pass CREATE ahead of tax season
philstar.com - 4 months ago
The Department of Finance has called on Congress to immediately pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill before the end of the month to give taxpayers ample time to adjust before the next tax season.

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