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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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DON’T’ FORCE WORKERS TO GET VACCINES — VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva warned against discriminating workers who opt out from vaccination programs implemented by their employers, saying instead of forcing workers to be inoculated, confidence building efforts should be carried out in the company, instead of threats of termination from employment. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, reacted to reports on “no vaccination, […]

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GIVE OUT-OF- SCHOOL YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said there is a need to pay more attention to the situation of out-of-school youth (OSYs), particularly at this time when their numbers are growing due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. As chairman of the Committee on Youth, Angara noted that the increase in the number of OSYs […]

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TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OLDER WORKERS GETS HOUSE OK

The House Committee on Labor and Employment chaired by 1-PACMAN Partylist Representative Eric Pineda consolidated and approved House Bills 1863, 1892, 4333 and 8349, which seek to create a job training program for mature or older workers. “We always talk about supporting programs for the youth and women, so I think it’s about time that […]

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GOV’T FOCUSED ON EMPLOYMENT AMID COVID – NOGRALES

“Our workers are among the most important sectors of the economy. They produce our food, goods, and essential products. They also provide the crucial and necessary services we need on a daily basis.” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles last Friday, February 5, 2021, at the ceremonial signing of the Joint Memorandum […]

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RATIFIED CREATE BILL TO AID EMPLOYEES – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded Congress’ ratification of the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) law that would now cover training incentives to cushion the impact of automation in employed and upskill workers. At the same time, Villanueva challenged the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) to fulfill […]

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HIRE K-12 GRADUATES AS CONTACT TRACERS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to train and hire K to 12 graduates to meet the country’s demands for contact tracers in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Though the K to 12 program promises to boost the employability of its graduates, Gatchalian emphasized that the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic […]

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DPWH TO GENERATE 6.57-M JOBS IN BBB PROGRAM BY END OF 2020 – VILLAR

By the end of 2020, the Build Build Build Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expected to generate a total of 6.57 million jobs. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the continuous yearly increase in infrastructure budget has led to the massive employment generation across the country. “We are glad to […]

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NOGRALES SEES NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, ASSURES GOVT ACTION AMID COVID PANDEMIC

Cabinet Secretary and Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-IED) Co-Chair Karlo Nograles said on Friday that job and employment prospects remain positive even during the COVID-19 pandemic “because some businesses are resilient, remain extremely relevant and are in fact booming despite the prevailing global health crisis.”“We all need to be persistent and creative. […]

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BUSINESSMEN SHOULD SUPPORT ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – DELA PEÑA

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging businessmen to support the government’s “Balik Probinsya” program by putting up technology-related businesses in the provinces.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the agency plans to launch soon the Expanded Opportunities for Development through the Use of Science and Technology (EXODUS) program. Through the program, dela Peña […]