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NBI: Overworked minors rescued from Tondo factory


“The worst form of human labor.”

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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 »

Former maid tells court of ‘torture’ by Hong Kong employers


former Indonesian maid on Monday told a court for the first time how she was starved, beaten and ritually humiliated by her Hong Kong employers in a case that has sparked international outrage.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

IN THE KNOW: Small-scale mining

Republic Act No. 7076 defines “small-scale mining” as mineral exploration that employs manual labor with simple implements and methods and not explosives or heavy equipment.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,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 »