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544 firms adopt flexible work week


More than 500 establishments voluntarily adopted flexible work arrangements, such as the compressed work week, in 2013 to improve business competitiveness and productivity, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

88 Bureau of Corrections employees get long overdue promotion


The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) acquired a newly trained Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to boost its security in prisons under its supervision.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

San Juan City OKs selective increase in allowances


Barangay (village) personnel and police officers handling women’s and children’s concerns in San Juan City can look forward to an increase in their monthly allowances from the city government starting this year.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pag-Ibig: Separation pay, not bonus

Screen grab from pagibigfund.gov.ph

The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig) said the P37 million that was given to its employees in 2012 that the Commission on Audit (COA) disauthorized was actually the separation pay of those who retired from the Fund that year.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace won’t stop PhilHealth, SSS hikes

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday rejected calls to stop the increase in Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) premiums, saying the move should be understood in the context of the government’s “social protection” program.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: SSS, PhilHealth hikes take effect January

Increases in employees’ contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) take effect this January.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

COA: Makati gov’t still pays its employees in hard cash

The Makati city hall. Photo from www.makati.gov.ph

For a city that prides itself on being the country’s financial center, Makati has a government that remains in the pre-ATM age when paying the salaries of its employees.   According to a Commission on Audit (COA) report, Makati City still pays its roughly 9,000 employees by stuffing cash in envelopes every pay day.   [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

These employees still on duty on Christmas Day


Around 10 in the evening, two hours before the clock chimed to herald Christmas Day, customer-care specialist Sharen-Jose Ramelo Delovieres was preparing for another long stretch of answering calls from Canada.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No layoff of casuals–DepEd


The Department of Education (DepEd) on Sunday clarified that the services of its casuals and contractual employees had been extended, contrary to Inquirer reports that said they had been terminated effective Dec. 15 under the agency’s rationalization plan.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PGH employees want ‘pork’ abolished, funds given to hospitals

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Employees of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Friday called for “an end to the pork barrel system” and the allocation of funds to public hospitals, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Davide, new governors compare experiences

Debt in the millions of pesos. No turnover of documents. Dismal performances of employees loyal to the past administration.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Immigration agents to work on days off

To help address the problem of long queues at the immigration counters of the international airport, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday created a reserve pool of immigration officers who may elect to work during their days off.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Quezon City backs persons with HIV

The Quezon City government is set to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for an ordinance that prohibits employers from discriminating against their workers who have or are believed to be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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