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TUPAD EMPLOYS LSIs, SACADAS IN ANTIQUE – UNTARAN

More than 1,000 migrant farm workers, locally known as “sacadas,” and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) started their 10-day work under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE Antique provincial director Melisa Navarra said the beneficiaries of the program are those who have returned to Antique […]

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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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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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WORKERS DISPLACED BY COMMUNITY QUARANTINE TO GET P5,000 CASH ASSISTANCE – VILLANUEVA

Workers in the private sector displaced by the community quarantine enforced in different parts of the country stand to receive a P5,000 lump-sum financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva said the amount will go a long way for workers, especially those who fall under the […]

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IMPLEMENT EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE TO WORKERS LAID OFF BY COVID-19 OUTBREAK – VILLANUEVA

With the threat of unemployment looming as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread in the country, Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to expedite the implementation of programs that will help affected workers weather it out and transition to new jobs. Villanueva noted that the labor department […]

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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), […]