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GIVE HEALTH WORKERS LABOR DAY PERKS – VILLANUEVA

Whatever worker benefits the government will unveil on Labor Day should include a package for those working in the healthcare sector, Senator Joel Villanueva stressed. “Given today’s circumstances, I think that should be a major plank of the traditional May 1 announcement by Malacanang,” said Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee. The veteran legislator […]

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POWER LINEMEN WELFARE BILLS GET HOUSE PANEL OK

A House of Representatives panel approved several measures seeking to enhance the knowledge, skills, and working conditions of lineworkers in the power utility industry. During a virtual meeting recently, the House Committee on Energy, chaired by Pampanga Representative Mikey Arroyo, approved the substitute bills to House Bills 471, 472, and 3247. HB 471 aims to […]

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SOLON WANTS MORE FROM SSS FOR LAID OFF WORKERS

Amid the widespread job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel wants to triple the amount of unemployment insurance that laid off workers can claim from the Social Security System (SSS). Under Pimentel’s House Bill 8594, displaced workers can claim unemployment benefits equal to 50 percent of their monthly salary […]

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38,000 TARLAC CITY SENIORS GET EARLY XMAS TREAT

The Tarlac City government has started the distribution of the year-end benefits to its elderly. A total of 5,662 senior citizens received their year-end benefits, which Mayor Cristy Angeles said is her administration’s early Christmas treat in this time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “This is my administration’s early Christmas treat in this […]

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VILLAFUERTE: JOB SECURITY FOR MEDIA WORKERS

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is pushing for the enactment of a law that will provide media industry workers with security of tenure, hazard and overtime pay and other benefits enjoyed by regular employees. House Bill (HB) No. 7820 or the proposed Media Workers’ Welfare Act aims to guarantee the rights of media workers to self-organization, […]

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VILLANUEVA: ENSURE SALARIES OF MSME WORKERS

Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Trade and Industry to expedite the processing of loans that its attached agency, the Small Business Corporation (SBC), is extending to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) not only to help them rebuild their businesses amid the pandemic, but also to ensure that they have enough […]

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DOH BEGINS RELEASING P1-M ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FALLEN MEDICAL FRONTLINERS – GORDON

With families of medical frontliners who died in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) already starting to receive the P1-million assistance from the government, Senator Dick Gordon thanked the Department of Health (DOH) for immediately acting on the matter after he had revealed the delay in the release of the said assistance. Gordon made […]

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GIVE SOLO PARENTS MORE BENEFITS – GO

Senator Bong Go has filed a bill that aims to provide additional benefits and privileges to some 14 million solo parents in the country, helping them ease the burden of raising their children by themselves. Senate Bill No. 206, which aims to amend the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000, states that the “benefits and […]

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ANGARA TO OFWS: AVAIL OF OWWA BENEFITS

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families should take advantage of the wide range of services and benefits under a law that institutionalized and strengthened the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Angara said that under Republic Act 10801 or the OWWA Act of 2016, the benefits and services, among them […]

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LET US THANK AND HONOR THE WAR VETERANS – MANGUDADATU

The provincial government of Pangasinan once again honored World War II veterans of the province through a commemorative program and a medical mission for them and their family members during the 74th Lingayen Gulf Landings and 12th Pangasinan Veterans’ Day. The program, which was attended by the living veterans and their family members including families […]