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Police authorities said the killing of Kabuntalan town’s police chief, Inspector Tiongan Namla, could have been triggered by personal grudge.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Steady’ unemployment a challenge to gov’t – Baldoz

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The unemployment situation in the Philippines barely changes as the number of additional labor force cancels out the number of jobs created, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shipbuilder told to build hospital after another worker dies

The lawyer of a workers’ group in a Korean-owned shipyard in the Subic Bay Freeport has urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to compel the company’s officials to put up a hospital following another accident that killed one of its workers on Jan. 23.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Employment rate up in Metro Manila—DOLE


The employment rate in the National Capital Region went up by 2.38 percent during the third quarter of 2013 as more people signed up for work compared to those who were fired or voluntarily quit their jobs, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Gov’t agencies that got funds told to set guidelines for services after pork abolition

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga. FILE PHOTO

The executive agencies that got money after the pork barrel funds of Congress were removed from its 2014 budget and then realigned to other government offices should come out with guidelines on how the public could avail of services or assistance, Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE integrates allowance to basic pay in NCR

DOLE spokesperson Director Nicon Fameronag. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The New Year has brought new tidings to workers in Metro Manila as the Department of Labor and Employment has integrated the cost of living allowance (COLA) to the basic pay of minimum wage earners.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Checks not stopped, just delayed–DOLE

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday denied the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had stopped payments to poor working students under the government’s special employment program, saying they were “just delayed.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE owes poor students millions


The Commission on Audit (COA) has hit the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for delaying the payment of salaries to 36,702 poor working students in 2012 by up to 15 months while checks became stale or unreleased.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Labor chief reminds employers of workers’ holiday pay

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Observe the rules on proper pay during regular holidays and special non-working days, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz enjoined private sector companies on Friday, adding that this was part of “a decent work standard that encourages productive and proficient workers.”

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Department of Labor and Employment

With the passage of Act 4121 in December 1933, the Bureau of Labor became known as the Department of Labor and Employment. The agency, mandated to serve as the policy-advisory arm of the executive branch in the field of labor and employment, has 16 regional offices, 83 field offices with four satellite offices, 38 overseas posts, six bureaus, seven staff services and 11 agencies attached to it for policy and program supervision and/or coordination. It has a total manpower complement of 9,120.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Wage hike mulled for workers in typhoon-ravaged areas

A typhoon survivor stands on rubbish in Tacloban, central Philippines on  Dec. 8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

A wage increase may still be granted to workers in typhoon-ravaged areas, according to the National Wages and Productivity Commission.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Water flows, more trucks of relief goods roll into Tacloban on 9th day after ‘Yolanda’


Water is now flowing into this devastated city nine days after monster typhoon “Yolanda” struck.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE sets aside P50M for emergency jobs of workers displaced by ‘Yolanda’

A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment has earmarked some P50 million for a program that will give temporary employment to displaced workers in Region VIII, which was recently devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
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  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
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  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
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  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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