Monthly Archives: June 2008

DOLE to start school project for child workers

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 28, 2008

MANILA, Philippines – A four-year school project for child workers will highlight the Philippines’ observance of this year’s World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), the Labor Department said Thursday. Labor secretary Marianito Roque said the government will implement the program particularly in areas where there is high incidence of child labor.

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Statement of TUCP Vice President Alejandro C. Villaviza at the 97th International Labor Conference in Geneva

Published by anna Date posted on June 27, 2008

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Labor Day 2008 Message of TUCP President, Democrito T. Mendoza

Published by anna Date posted on June 26, 2008

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* President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Speech at the TUCP 7th National Convention

Published by anna Date posted on June 25, 2008

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10 IT health risks—and how to combat them

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IT might not appear to be a high-risk field, but a surprising number of ailments can plague IT pros in all job roles. Here are some of the most prevalent health concerns.

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Recruiter, actress’ aide charged in maid maltreatment case

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 24, 2008

The recruiter of the 17-year-old housemaid and the girl Friday of former actress Princess Revilla were charged with physical injury, child labor and child abuse yesterday before the Pasig City prosecutor’s office.

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When companies tighten their belts

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 22, 2008

IT IS one thing for prices at the pump to go up once in a while, but definitely quite another when they go up practically every week. And hikes are not just by a few centavos, but sometimes by over P1 a liter.

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Court rules for workers in age bias suit

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 19, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has made it easier for employees to prove they have suffered discrimination because of their age.

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Under the Constitution, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has jurisdiction over all positions in the government service, whether career or non-career. Does such jurisdiction include the president of state universities or schools with governing boards exclusively granted by their charters the corporate powers of administration? This is the issue raised in this case of Mr.…

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Minors can be employed without govt certificates

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 18, 2008

THE Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday issued an advisory clarifying the issuance of work permits and certificates for minors aged between 15 to 18 years old.

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‘Spectacular’ RP math team back home after Hong Kong medal haul

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The victorious 16-member Philippine math team that harvested a crop of medals including seven golds, two overall championship trophies, three silvers and five bronzes at the 12th Po Leung Kuk 12th Primary Math World Contest held in Hong Kong recently came home Wednesday night.

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Republic Act No. 9504 – Tax Relief Law

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 17, 2008

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Child labor seen to rise

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 16, 2008

MALOLOS CITY – Incidence of child labor in the country is seen to rise due to rising cost of living and prices of basic commodities, officials said during the annual celebration of World Day Against Child Labor at the Bulacan State University here Friday.

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Child workers

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 15, 2008

DESPITE the government’s nationwide campaign against child exploitation, the Philippines is still teeming with child workers, who are forced to drop out of school not only in the countryside but also in Metropolitan Manila and other urban centers across the country.

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9,000 child workers return to school

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 13, 2008

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) began yesterday the implementation of a four-year project aimed at providing free education to over 9,000 child workers in the country. This means that child workers nationwide can now look forward to a better future as they abandon their jobs and go back to school, labor officials said.

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Good news for child workers

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THE government will mark this year’s celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor with the implementation of a four-year project aimed at sending child workers to school, particularly in areas with high incidence of child labor.

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Willful disobedience

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 12, 2008

One of the valid grounds for terminating employment is willful disobedience. What constitutes willful disobedience? This is answered in the case of Pancho.

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NBI agents intercept suspected human trafficker; rescue seven, mostly minors

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 10, 2008

AT least seven persons, most of them minors, were rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) from an alleged human-trafficking syndicate in an operation in North Harbor, Manila. Roland Argabioso, chief of the NBI’s Field Operations Division, said two persons were arrested while another is still at large.

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Philippines is Best Practice Country — survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 3, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was adjudged Best Practice Country among eight other countries surveyed that are sending workers through Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS).

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

The old one isn't working. We need bolder leadership and MORE EXACTING EXECUTION
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