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DTI OFFERS LOAN FOR 13TH MONTH PAY OF WORKERS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its financing arm, the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), will be creating a lending facility to assist pandemic-distressed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in providing the 13th month salary of their workers. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez however emphasized that the real sustainable solution is the reopening of the […]

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Government

NEA: 313 EMPLOYEES FULLY VAXXED VS COVID-19

More than 300 employees and other building occupants of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Data as of October 1, 2021, showed that a total of 352, or 86.7 percent out of the 406 personnel and other occupants of the NEA building in Quezon City were already […]

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Government

MMDA ELDERLY EMPLOYEES GET FREE FLU VAX – ABALOS

Almost 700 permanent, casual, and job order senior citizen employees of the MMDA today get flu vaccines for free in a bid to help shield them from respiratory diseases and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The vaccines administered were provided by the Department of Health. According to MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, getting the flu vaccine […]

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Business & Economy

SMC VACCINATES 22,000 EMPLOYEES IN 2 WEEKS

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) reported that it vaccinated 22,000 in its workforce two weeks after it rolled out its nationwide “Ligtas Lahat” COVID-19 vaccination program using company-procured vaccines. The initial tally, covering July 27 to August 6, puts the company on track to meet its goal of vaccinating some 35,000 employees before the end of […]

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Politics

GIVE PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS COVID LEAVE – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure mandating paid leaves in the private sector during a state of calamity on account of an infectious disease, such as the COVID-19 virus. De Lima filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 2307 providing for a five-day paid epidemic leave benefit to any private sector employee, regardless of employment […]

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Politics

HOUSE EMPLOYEES GET PRIORITY IN COVID VACCINATION

The House of Representatives will set aside P50 million from its internal funds to vaccinate its employees and their immediate family members against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available next year.Appearing at the regular Ugnayan sa Batasan media forum, Velasco said that keeping the legislative mill running is as important as keeping the House employees […]

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Government

MMDA SANCTIONS EMPLOYEES VIOLATING ECQ RULES – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has sanctioned several employees for violating measures under the enhanced community quarantine meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim ordered that penalties and administrative sanctions be meted against errant employees who refused to follow the mandatory quarantine measures. “We are very serious […]

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Government

COVID-19 QUARANTINE FACILITY SET UP FOR MMDA EMPLOYEES – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has built an isolation or quarantine facility to accommodate its asymptomatic employees who were exposed to cases of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The newly-constructed isolation facility, with a lot area of approximately 800 square meters, is located at the agency’s headquarters in Makati City. The facility is […]

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Politics

GIVE SELF-QUARANTINED EMPLOYEES ADDITIONAL PAID MEDICAL LEAVE BENEFITS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan called for additional paid medical leave benefits for COVID-19-vulnerable employees as this would encourage self-quarantine among those suspected to be infected with the disease. In an interview with Bombo Radyo Naga, Pangilinan said the legitimate self-quarantining employees is helping their workplace community and should not be penalized with pay cuts for doing […]

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Politics

ADOPT FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS FOR EMPLOYEES – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla is pushing for the adoption of voluntary work arrangement to help local employers and employees save time and resources, especially in saving the cost of traffic congestion. Revilla filed Senate Bill No 673, ” An Act Amending Article 83 of the Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise known as the Labor Code of […]