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DIVE ESTABLISHMENT WORKERS NOW 95% VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced the vaccination of 95.78 percent of tourism workers employed in accredited dive establishments across the Philippines, signaling the readiness of this niche market to the eventual reopening of the country to foreign visitors. Based on the latest data received from 105 Dive Establishments (DEs) and Liveaboards Dive Establishments (LDEs) […]

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SHOW KINDNESS TO THOSE WHO SHOW UP

In 2020, it felt like everything took a pause. When lockdowns were imposed in the entire country, a lot of businesses were gravely affected. Many workers feared losing their jobs, with some actually losing their sources of income. Indeed, the pandemic shifted our lives in ways we never knew would happen. Fast forward to today, […]

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NOGRALES TO DOLE: PROBE ‘NO VAX, NO SALARY’ SCHEME

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles today echoed the call to investigate employers imposing a “no vaccine, no salary” scheme, saying that it unduly penalizes workers who have no easy access to COVID-19 vaccines.“Sa panahon ngayon na napakaraming naghihirap, lalong magdurusa ang mga arawan ang sahod sa ganitong sistema. I urge the Department of Labor […]

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GIVE WORKERS PAID QUARANTINE LEAVES – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill which aims to put in place a mechanism that will help address the adverse effects of the current pandemic and similar future events to our workforce. The proposed measure provides for 28 paid quarantine leave benefits per year equivalent to the daily wage rate of affected workers in […]

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VILLANUEVA: COVID VAXXING NOW AN EMPLOYMENT ISSUE

Senator Joel Villanueva called for the vaccination of all workers either by their employers or the government as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the dynamics of employment altogether. “We should focus not only on jobs, but also on jabs,” Villanueva said. “But first, we should face our problems and deal with them squarely.” The veteran legislator spoke […]

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1,000 PAMPANGA TOURISM WORKERS GET VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism’s vaccination program for tourism workers continued with the vaccine rollout of 2,000 anti-COVID doses covering both first and second dose of 1,000 active tourism frontliners at the city of San Fernando, Pampanga. The Department’s Region 3 office and the provincial government of Pampanga partnered with SM Pampanga to conduct the vaccine rollout, […]

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BACOLOD CITY BIZ GROUP SPONSOR VAX FOR WORKERS

The Filipino-Chinese business community in Bacolod City has sponsored a five-day coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination rollout to inoculate more than 1,000 workers and their family members. Dubbed “Operation Bakuna Center”, the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII)-led initiative marked its Day 3 at the St. John’s Institute Activity Center vaccination […]

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PROTECT WORKERS AMID PANDEMIC — VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of ensuring the welfare of workers affected by the pandemic as the Senate labor committee started deliberations into several proposed measures. Villanueva’s committee tackled bills on media workers welfare, occupational safety and health standards for workers in the movie and television industry, service incentive leave, registry of skilled workers […]

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QC LAUNCHES ‘BAKUNA NIGHTS’ FOR WORKERS – BELMONTE

Recognizing that many workers in the city cannot take off work or don’t have time to visit a vaccination site during the day, the Quezon City government has launched a vaccination program that opens at 6 p.m. or after working hours. Dubbed as ‘QC Bakuna Nights’, the program aims to expand the reach of the […]

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FREE TB SCREENING FOR MMDA FIELD WORKERS – ABALOS

Field personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will receive free TB screening and chest X-rays in a bid to promote wellness among its workforce. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said the initiative, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to identify those with cases of tuberculosis (TB) and provide […]