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TRAIN DISPLACED WORKERS TO GET JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the pivotal role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the government’s efforts to get millions of unemployed Filipinos back to work after suffering job loss during the pandemic. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said TESDA’s proposed P14.5-billion budget for next year was crucial in providing […]

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QC GIVES LIVELIHOOD AID TO DISPLACED WORKERS

Quezon City residents who lost their jobs during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and have remained unemployed received livelihood assistance from the city government recently. The Pangkabuhayang QC, a livelihood training and financial assistance program for unemployed residents, was launched at the Quezon Memorial Circle. About 200 beneficiaries composed of hog raisers, sewers, vendors, farmers, […]

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WORKERS DISPLACED BY ECQ GET P2K AYUDA — BELMONTE

Displaced workers in Quezon City not included in the national government’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) cash aid will get a one-time P2,000 cash aid from the local government. Under the Kalingang QC program, eligible beneficiaries are those who will not receive salary for the duration of the ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20. Eligible beneficiaries […]

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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, […]