Rehired, directly hired OFWs exempt from compulsory insurance coverage 

THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has suspended the implementation of a department order that required rehired and directly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pay compulsory insurance coverage.   “The suspension will save our returning OFWs and those directly hired by foreign employees at least P1,700 worth of mandatory insurance coverage while reducing the requirements […]

Philippines one of the top 10 worst countries for workers for sixth straight year

The Philippines remained as one of the countries to have the worst violations of workers’ rights in the 2022 Global Rights Index by the International Trade Union Confederation. The ninth edition of the index documented and analyzed 148 countries according to 97 indicators derived from the International Labor Organization’s conventions and jurisprudence. The countries were […]

Employers urged to comply with new wage rates in Central Visayas

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has urged all employers to comply with the new minimum wage rates applicable in Central VisayasNew wage rates for private workers (Wage Order No. ROVII-23) and domestic workers (ROVII-D.W.No. 03) in the region became effective on June 14.According to Labor Undersecretary and Dole 7 concurrent regional director Victor […]

ILO finds only 6% of domestic workers enjoy social protections

THE International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Thursday that only about 6% of domestic workers worldwide have access to comprehensive social protections. The remainder lack “access to the full range of protections, covering medical care, sickness, unemployment, old age, employment injury, family, maternity, invalidity, and survivors’ benefits,” the ILO said in a statement, citing a […]

Lemon Healthcare Uses Blockchain Technology to Improve the Smart Healthcare Ecosystem for Patients

Seoul, Korea,June8, 2022- (SEAPRWire) – Lemon Healthcare, a customized service platform, is using blockchain technology to improve the smart healthcare ecosystem for patients. The company is on a mission to create an efficient and convenient platform that allows patients to access medical records, manage appointments, and communicate with medical professionals. Additionally, the brand behind the platform […]

Editorial: Great resignation

The Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered several businesses around the world, reeling economies and throwing millions of workers into unemployment. The Filipino workforce has not been spared by the pandemic too. Over three million Filipino workers were jobless in February 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported last March.It was thought that uncertainties brought by the pandemic […]