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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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MMDA WELCOMES HOUSE MINORITY BLOC’S PUSH TO INCREASE BUDGET – PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lauded a move by the House of Representatives’ minority bloc to push for an increase in the agency’s proposed budget for 2020. “We welcome all support for the agency including the proposal to increase MMDA’s budget particularly on salaries of JO (job order) personnel,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said. […]

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DOLE IMPOSES P950K PENALTIES ON COMPANIES FOR WORK SAFETY VIOLATIONS – VILLANUEVA

Some P950,000 in penalties were slapped by the labor department on erring companies in the first five months of the year for failing to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) law, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Citing data from the Bureau of Working Conditions, some 22,774 establishments nationwide were inspected […]

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BICAM APPROVES SERVICE CHARGE BILL – VILLANUEVA

The congressional bicameral conference committee has approved a measure that would grant restaurant and hotel employees 100 percent access to service charges collected from customers. Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, said the bicam panel agreed to adopt Senate Bill 1299, which proposes that restaurant and […]

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INCREASE EMPLOYEE’S INCENTIVE LEAVE TO 10 DAYS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has appealed to his colleagues to immediately pass a measure seeking to increase the service incentive leave of employees from five days to 10. Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources, said studies have already shown that taking leaves increases the productivity of workers while it costs […]