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465K DISPLACED TOURISM WORKERS TO GET CASH AID

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that 465,530 tourism workers nationwide who have turned jobless because of the pandemic have been approved to receive cash assistance under the DOT-DOLE Cash Assistance Program of the Bayanihan 2 amounting to P2,327,650,000. Of this number, 39,429 are from the National Capital Region (NCR); 26,908 from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); […]

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VILLANUEVA TO GOV’T: GIVE WORKERS JOBS, VACCINES

Senator Joel Villanueva declared that the survival of the country’s economy greatly hinges on Filipino workers bouncing back from the ill effects of the pandemic with more government aid, more vaccines and more skills to cope with the “new normal”. “Dahil manggagawa po ang higit sa lahat na pinadapa at naging pinaka-apektado, marapat lamang na […]

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BEST BOOTCAMP TO HELP DISPLACED WORKERS – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) virtually launched the “Building an Entrepreneurial Society of Tomorrow Bootcamp: Accept, Adapt, and Act” (BEST Bootcamp: 3A) Program, which will provide business mentoring and entrepreneurial training for displaced or retrenched workers because of the pandemic and those who want to start […]

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INFUSE MORE FUND TO DOLE EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM – VILLANUEVA

Fresh funding must be infused into emergency employment programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to stem the impact of mass layoffs, which have already started in the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME), according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Despite the initial difficulties in the implementation of the programs, the DOLE has shown […]

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GIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS – VILLANUEVA

With increasing reports on displaced workers left to fend on their own during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Senator Joel Villanueva has reiterated his appeal for the additional funding of the emergency employment programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Villanueva lamented the “missed opportunity” of the wage subsidy program complementing the DOLE’s […]

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RELEASE P5,000 COVID-AID TO WORKERS NOW – GATCHALIAN

Workers displaced by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic deserve to be compensated now, according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian said these workers, both from the formal and informal sectors, need not to wait as many of them have to feed their families and provide […]

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EXPAND LABOR SAFETY NET TO INFORMAL WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should also implement an employment assistance program for informal workers whose source of income has been cut off due to the enhanced community quarantine now being enforced in the entire Luzon, said Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resource Development, […]

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ANGARA TO DOLE: PROVIDE EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT, AID TO WORKERS DISPLACED BY TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION

Senator Sonny Angara has called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to utilize the funds under its budget and  assist workers displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance that went over the 2020 General Appropriations Act, Angara pointed out that the DOLE has over P120 million […]

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TULONG TRABAHO AT KABUHAYAN PROJECT HELPS DISPLACED WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment, and human resources development, recently led the second launch of Tulong Trabaho at Kabuhayan project in Bocaue, Bulacan. Villanueva was joined in the launch by government agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), […]