Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS

25 May , 2017  

The Social Security System (SSS) lowered the age for optional and technical retirement of both surface and underground mine workers from the previous retirement age of 55 years old to 50 years old. Tis is in compliance with Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Department Order (DO) No.167 S-2016. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel […]


Global Pinoy, News, NOAH

Why Overseas Filipino Workers need a separate, distinct OFW bank?

7 May , 2017  

It is a good thing that the government is focused on the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers. But why open a separate bank for OFWs? The present crop of government officials under the Duterte administration, and so so true of the past ones, has no trust that existing government owned or controlled banks can […]

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Nation, News

Why DOLE has to always remind employers on early release of 13th month pay?

2 Nov , 2016  

As the last of ’ember months’ end this year, the Department of Labor emphasize it is a must for employers to pay workers’ 13th month pay no later than December 24th. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III emphasized this on Monday because companies either do not comply with the law or DOLE wants to assure […]


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Duterte threatens big business to stop “Endo” practice or face closure

2 Aug , 2016  

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sets his eyes on the practice of big business when it comes to employement and contractualization. He issued a reminder to refrain from the practice of contractualization just to cut cost as they would face closure. He said they will lose their permits to operate if caught abusing labor laws […]

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Duterte’s “Labor” man wants to change name of department

21 Jun , 2016  

DAVAO CITY — What’s in a name of an old government department or agency? Rody Duterte’s incoming labor secretary, Silvestre Bello III, is into deep thoughts of renaming the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Bello told reporters in a Davao City press briefing he is suggesting for the department to probaly be renamed Department […]

Global Pinoy, Nation

OFWs face bleak employment future as Saudi Arabia runs out of money

10 Mar , 2016  

This is really bad news for the many overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. The once affluent kingdom is slowly going down its knees. Western observers now predict that not too far in the near future, it will run out of money. One most hit hard is the construction sector as the Saudi government already […]

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News, NOAH

Government contingency measure for OFWs displaced by oil price dip are all talkies

18 Feb , 2016  

Overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East are feeling the crunch already brought about by the diminshing world price of oil and political turmoil. Government contigency measure for OFWs displaced by oil price dip are all talkies. Quick to beat the punch and react, the Philippone government in a press release said it is ready […]

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More PH women prefer to work locally, but why the rush for OFW placement?

5 May , 2015  

MANILA, May 5 — More PH women prefer to work locally, but why the rush for OFW placement? It is ironic that there are more Filipino women who prefers to find job in the home country, yet there is the rush to work as OFW because of dearth of available local jobs. Women accounted for […]

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Nation, News, Religion

DOLE clarify workers pay rules during Pope’s visit

8 Jan , 2015  

MANILA, Jan. 7 (PNA) — The Department of Labor clarifies employee holiday pay rules during Pope Francis visit of the Philippines. Labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Tuesday said private business employers must observe proper pay rules and core labor standards for their workers on 15, 16, and 19 January, declared as special non-working days in […]

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DOLE urge employers to pay workers 13th month pay

14 Nov , 2014  

MANILA, Nov 13 — The Department of Labor and Employment is urging all the country’s private employers to pay workers the 13th month pay, following the Labor Code of the Philippines, saying that the 13th month pay is a general labor standard that it (DOLE) does not compromise as to its payment. Labor secretary Rosalinda […]


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