Legislators push for P10,000 gift to gov’t contractual workers

HOUSE LEGISLATORS from the Makabayan bloc urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to approve a P10,000 gratuity for government contractual workers for the holidays. The bloc filed House Resolution 2391 for the benefit of job order (JO) and contract of service (COS) government workers, saying these categories of employees need help with basic expenses. “While regularizing […]

Transport, BPO, workers’ groups want IATF vax-for-work resolution junked

TRANSPORT, business process outsourcing, and workers’ groups on Friday urged the government to junk resolutions requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to work and to have access to services, with plans to stage a rally at the labor department on Monday. The online petition against Resolutions 148-B and 149 of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management […]

Gov’t may hire more workers to vaccinate children next month

THE GOVERNMENT may hire more vaccinators as the country starts giving minors coronavirus vaccine shots next month, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The workers are also needed to help give health workers, senior citizens and seriously ill people booster shots, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told the ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday. […]

Ethical recruitment to address healthcare staffing gaps 

By Patricia B. Mirasol   THE HEALTHCARE staffing shortage can be addressed through ethical and sustainable recruitment practices, according to Connie B. Dela Cruz, co-founder and chairman of Health Carousel Philippines, a POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration)-licensed staffing firm.   Ethical recruitment refers to the hiring of workers in a way that protects the rights of each stakeholder in the recruitment […]

Cebu tourism workers vaxxed

Ninety-three percent of workers in Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited sectors in Cebu have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the DOT 7. Records show that as of Oct. 6, 2021, a total of 7,893 active tourism workers in the province of Cebu— including the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue— have been vaccinated. These […]

Habitat for Humanity Report: Construction is Vast Source of Jobs in Emerging Markets

ATLANTA, GA, Oct 4, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The construction industry — led by homebuilding — is a large, often-overlooked source of jobs in emerging market economies, according to a report (https://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/documents/A-Ladder-Up_Report.pdf) released today by Habitat for Humanity to mark World Habitat Day. Every $1 million in construction output creates an average […]

DBM releases additional P451 million for health workers’ risk allowances

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released an additional P451.3 million for the special risk allowances (SRA) of health workers assigned to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wards. The DBM said in a statement Wednesday that P407.08 million was sourced from the contingent fund of the national budget, while the remaining P44.23 million was […]

4,000 Baguio tourism workers lined up for vaccination 

BAGUIO CITY, one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Luzon, is vaccinating 4,000 of its more than 5,000 tourism sector workers from Monday to Wednesday.   “Earlier, the local tourism industry stakeholders disclosed that only 454 or 8.3% of the registered 5,458 workers in the different tourism-related establishments had been vaccinated since the roll-out of the government’s […]