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ILO allots $1.5M for Ruby victims

A Filipino man carries a dirty plastic sheet from his house after strong waves from Typhoon Ruby battered a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  AP

Some 800,000 workers have been affected by typhoon “Ruby,” (international name: Hagupit), with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate bill urges part-time jobs in place of retrenchment

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to study the possibility of part-time employment in the country in lieu of retrenchment.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE to hold job fairs in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas, other provinces

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The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) regional offices are holding job fairs until December.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mall expansion brings 2,000 new jobs to Bacolod

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One of the country’s biggest retail and real estate developer has opened a P1.5-billion expansion of its mall here and has set its sights on two more big projects in the province of Negros Occidental.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea


Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »