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Amazon warehouse workers allegedly ‘pee in bottles’ to avoid punishment

While Amazon is known for revolutionizing e-commerce with its quick delivery system for a variety of products, its workers allegedly sacrifice toilet time to meet the company's demands. Workers in a United Kingdom warehouse are forced to urinate in bottles to avoid trips to the restroom, lest they be punished for "idle time." This is according to James Bloodworth, an undercover investigator who was researching on low-income employees in Britain, reports The Sun. A rigid system is in place for the fulfillment center workers who work 10-hour shifts; they are tracked on how fast they can find items and package them. Failure to meet targets or having extended breaks results in warnings. ...Keep on reading: Amazon warehouse workers allegedly ‘pee in bottles’ to avoid punishment.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 17th, 2018

2 Filipinos in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon die in alleged suicides – DFA

Two Filipina household service workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon allegedly committed suicide last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

2 OFWs allegedly commit suicide in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

Two Filipino household workers in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia reportedly took their lives last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Duterte: ABS-CBN violating anticontractualization laws

President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted ABS-CBN Corp. anew, accusing the broadcast giant of allegedly being the top violator of the country's anticontractualization laws.   In a speech before newly elected barangay officials in Cebu last week, the President lashed out at the TV network for criticizing contractualization despite employing its workers only as talents.   "That's why I can criticize ABS-CBN. It keeps on criticizing contractualization, but their workers are all talent fee-based," he said. "In some cases, it lasts as long as 10 years. They keep on criticizing, but they are apparently number one in doing it." ABS-CBN did not issue any statement. ---Julie M. Au...Keep on reading: Duterte: ABS-CBN violating anticontractualization laws.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Aussie investor ‘mauled, maligned’ by Pinay files raps

OLONGAPO City -- An Australian national filed on Tuesday criminal charges against a Filipina, who, with several Filipino companions, allegedly abused him physically and verbally in front of his workers inside his company in Subic Freeport Zone. The complaint was filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office in Olongapo City by….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

With more refined palates, China’s thirst for wine grows

China's growing thirst for wine has spawned a new crop of connoisseurs, inspired prize-winning domestic producers and even attracted a top international tasting competition. More than 300 experts from around the world gathered at a luxury hotel in Beijing last weekend to taste 9,000 wines from some 50 countries. After sniffing, tasting and spitting the various vintages, they recorded their notes on touchscreen tablets for the 25th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which awards coveted gold and silver medals that producers can then tag on their bottles. To avoid any risk of bias the bottles were all wrapped in opaque plastic and the results will be announced later this month. ...Keep on reading: With more refined palates, China’s thirst for wine grows.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Expelled Philippine ambassador to Kuwait arrives in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Expelled Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday evening, May 2, a week after the Kuwaiti government ordered him to leave due to the allegedly illegal rescues of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there. Villa arrived at around 10:40 pm on Wednesday at the Ninoy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait after conducting allegedly illegal rescues of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed this in an interview with reporters late Wednesday evening, May 2, as he welcomed expelled Philippine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

DFA welcomes Kuwait’s bid to ease tension

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait in a migrant labor row, days after President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on Filipino workers going to the Gulf state. The dispute, simmering for months, erupted last week when Kuwait expelled the Philippine ambassador over videos of embassy staff helping Filipino workers flee allegedly abusive bosses in Kuwait. But Kuwait sought to calm the crisis after the President said on Sunday that he was making permanent the ban on deployment which he had issued in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her bosses' freezer. Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Nasser...Keep on reading: DFA welcomes Kuwait’s bid to ease tension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’

CEBU CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte signed here on Labor Day an executive order (EO) that prohibits illegal labor contracting but still allows some forms of contractualization, a scheme used by employers to avoid regularizing workers. The EO dismayed labor groups and got some members of the business community worried. The President, whose campaign promise was to end contractualization and "endo,'' acknowledged that a more comprehensive action on contractualization had to be done by revisiting the Labor Code, which he described as "outdated." Endo, or end of contract, refers to a contractualization scheme that offers short-term and unprotected temporary work arrangements....Keep on reading: Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Philippines disturbed by Kuwait s expulsion of PH ambassador

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Thursday, April 26, said it is "disturbed" by Kuwait's decision to expel Ambassador Renato Villa after the Philippine embassy rescued overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) allegedly without coordinating with local police. "We would like to reiterate the statement of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Solon prods DFA: Recall ambassador in OFWs ‘rescue mission’ in Kuwait

    A lawmaker urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday to recall Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa, and hold other embassy officials accountable for the rescue operations of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait.   Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon, a member of the House committee on foreign relations, said the government's "decisive action" on this matter is imperative to avoid further clash in the Philippines-Kuwait relations.   "The Department of Foreign Affairs should take decisive action against the officials involved, lest this be construed as having the blessing of top leadership, which will only...Keep on reading: Solon prods DFA: Recall ambassador in OFWs ‘rescue mission’ in Kuwait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Kuwait arrests 2 Pinoys for helping OFWs escape

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as Ambassador Renato Villa came under fire for comments about the Philippine embassy’s work in rescuing abused Filipino workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Philippines defends ambassador summoned by Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday, April 23, defended its ambassador who was summoned by Kuwait after the Philippine embassy rescued overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) allegedly abused by Kuwaiti employers. In an interview with reporters, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed that Philippine Ambassador Renato ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

‘That is a crime’: OWWA’s Arnell Ignacio hits OFW rescue ops in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affair’s rescue of allegedly abused overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) “is a crime” in Kuwait, and a video of it shouldn’t have been taken and shared to the public. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio stressed this on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos for urging OFW maids to escape

MANILA, Philippines – Kuwait arrested two Filipinos for allegedly urging Filipino maids to escape their employers, state-run Kuwait News Agency said, as a new diplomatic row is brewing over the Philippines' rescue of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there. Citing Kuwait's interior ministry, the Kuwait News Agency said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes as the Philippines' ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy's work in aiding abused workers, authorities said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

PH envoy in Kuwait: Rescue of OFWs always coordinated with authorities

Kuwait has summoned Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa for the second time to protest allegedly "inflammatory remarks" he made to a local newspaper and for "inappropriate behavior" of the Philippine diplomatic staff in rescuing distressed Filipino workers from their employers' houses. This development was reported on Sunday in a story posted on the website of the Kuwait Times, which cited an unnamed source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait. According to the report, the summons came following video that spread on social media showing a team from the Philippine Embassy helping Filipino domestic workers escape from their employers' houses using vehicles with diplomatic pl...Keep on reading: PH envoy in Kuwait: Rescue of OFWs always coordinated with authorities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

PDEA raids ecstasy, ‘shabu’ lab in Malabon

  A day after raiding a "shabu" (crystal meth) laboratory in Batangas, operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday swooped down on a Malabon warehouse---located just meters away from a public elementary school---allegedly being used to manufacture meth and ecstasy. Speaking to reporters, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the laboratory, which was discovered in a residential area in Barangay Tinajeros, was part of the operations of the Hong Kong-based Dragonwood syndicate. Golden Triangle cartel The said group was allegedly connected to the notorious Golden Triangle cartel, which smuggles drugs through the borders of Myanmar, Laos and T...Keep on reading: PDEA raids ecstasy, ‘shabu’ lab in Malabon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Plunder filed vs ex-BI execs

PLUNDER cases have been filed against former Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, as well as retired police general Wenceslao Sombero Jr., for allegedly receiving bribe money from Macau tycoon Jack Lam in 2016 in exchange for the release of illegal Chinese workers. The Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division will handle the [...] The post Plunder filed vs ex-BI execs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

CSC tells gov’t workers: File SALN by April 30

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday reminded all public officials and government employees to file their statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) for 2017 on April 30. According to the CSC, state workers should file their SALN early to avoid inconveniences and charges. A number of government officials and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018