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DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Posted by jaypee 719 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Domestic workers in Eastern Visayas will soon receive P500 more in their monthly salaries with a recently approved wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Region 8.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Monday, February 29, that domestic workers in cha Read More


Migrant workers assured of help

Posted by jaypee 729 days ago Philippines
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Malacañang on Wednesday assured Filipino Workers overseas  that the government  will provide them  assistance if they  lose their jobs  as a result  of the  oil price  downtrend and possible freezing of output  by oil producers. 

“Labor and Employment Secretary [Rosalinda] Baldoz has already made certain statements&mdas Read More


PH embassy in KL welcomes moratorium on increased levy for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 735 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Friday welcomed the deferral of the increased levies for foreign workers and called for further review of the levy structure.

Malaysia has some 2.1 million registered foreign workers.

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Govt urged to make plans for 5,000 OFWs in danger on Saudi-Yemen border

Posted by jaypee 771 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant workers’ rights advocates urged government on Friday to immediately draw up a plan to protect an estimated 5,000 Filipinos in danger from worsening bombings and artillery exchanges along the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Dole assures regulation of foreign workers despite Asean integration

Posted by jaypee 777 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured that the influx of foreign workers from neighboring countries shall remain in-check despite the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic integration.

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More Taiwan firms employ OFWs via direct hire

Posted by jaypee 779 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday that there are more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are being employed by Taiwan-based companies via direct hiring process.

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Third highest worlwide, OFW remittances seen to hit $29.7 B in 2015

Posted by jaypee 783 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers are forecast to reach $29.7 billion this year, making the Philippines the world’s third largest recipient of remittances, according to the World Bank.

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Singapore: Work permits of domestic workers no longer limited by passport expiry dates

Posted by jaypee 814 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Singapore no longer limits the duration of the work permits of household service workers by the expiry dates of their passports, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Thursday.

This will allow domestic workers to “fulfil their employment contracts with minimal disruption,” said Baldoz.

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