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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

Fake news: DFA denies Filipina in viral video underwent genital mutiliation

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday denied that the distraught Filipina. seen in a viral video, was allegedly subjected to genital mutilation by her employer in Bahrain. In astatement clarifying the issue, the DFA also urged Filipinos to avoid posting unverified information on social media. "While we appreciate the concern extended by our kababayan abroad about this particular case, we should also be careful about posting something of this kind on social media without first checking its veracity," said Sarah Lou Arriola, DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs. Ambassador to Manama Alfonso Ver said the woman was already in the Philippines when the post went ...Keep on reading: Fake news: DFA denies Filipina in viral video underwent genital mutiliation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Taiwan launches Overstayers Departure Program | The Manila Times Online

Taiwan launches Overstayers Departure Program The Manila Times TAIWAN on Monday launched the Overstayers Voluntary Departure Program to entice illegal foreign workers to surrender to avoid detention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Bello calls out security agency for not paying workers proper wages | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines ---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday called out a security agency in Quezon City for allegedly not paying its workers their proper wages and 13th month pay. In a Pal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

DILG to order withdrawal of Guimbal mayor’s authority over local police

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said it will strip Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin's authority over the local police. This came after Garin and his son Rep. Richard Garin allegedly disarmed, frisked, and handcuffed PO3 Federico Macaya Jr. and seized his belongings. The police officer was also allegedly slapped, spat at, and threatened while being held at gunpoint. READ: Rep. Garin, Guimbal mayor face raps for beating up, pointing gun at cop "What the congressman and the mayor did was abuse of authority and display of arrogance, a conduct unbecoming of men in authority and well-deserving of punishment," DILG Secretary Ed...Keep on reading: DILG to order withdrawal of Guimbal mayor’s authority over local police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Butanding handlers cry foul over limits

Local tourism workers and operators of the internationally renowned whale-shark (butanding) watching in the town of Oslob, Cebu have complained about the new sharing and limitation scheme being implemented as it allegedly favors city-based tour operators and guides. This was admitted by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, who chairs the Provincial Tourism Council. The new regulations […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Former Brazilian leaders Rousseff, Lula accused in fresh graft case

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazil has opened criminal proceedings against former left-wing leaders Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff for allegedly receiving bribes with money diverted from state-owned oil giant Petrobras. The Workers Party (PT) of the two ex-presidents has strongly denied the charges, calling them a "scandalous maneuver" with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

‘Jealous’ hubby stabs wife, son

DRUNK and allegedly driven by jealousy and doubts, a husband attacked his wife and son evening of Nov. 11, 2018 near their house at Barangay Gua-an, Leganes, Iloilo. The suspect is Regan Belloga, 35, a worker at a warehouse in Leganes. Belloga was allegedly drunk when he confronted his wife, 32-year-old Gigi, about her closeness […] The post ‘Jealous’ hubby stabs wife, son appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

General’s son tagged in PNPA sex scandal

One of the three cadets who allegedly forced two freshmen to perform oral sex as a form of punishment is the son of a general from the Philippine National Police (PNP), an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

3 PNPA cadets tagged in sex abuse face ouster

Three cadets from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) are undergoing investigation for allegedly forcing two freshmen to perform a sexual act as punishment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

‘Persons of interest’ tagged in farmers’ killings

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is considering several “persons of interest” in the deaths of nine sugarcane farm workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday night allegedly over a...READ MORE The post ‘Persons of interest’ tagged in farmers’ killings appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati

Two Filipino-British celebrities were arrested after they allegedly attacked the employees of a bar in Makati City and a policeman before dawn yesterday. Source link link: Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati

Two Filipino-British celebrities were arrested after they allegedly attacked the employees of a bar in Makati City and a policeman before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Filipino home care workers win as LA city attorney settles wage theft case

LOS ANGELES -- The city attorney has reached a settlement with a San Fernando Valley home care provider that allegedly failed to pay its employees minimum wage and overtime. Emelyn Nishi and her companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. in Van Nuys and Hand Homecare Provider Inc. in Canoga Park have agreed to pay $250,000 in restitution to settle the allegations. The defendants have also agreed to paying $100,000 in civil penalties and costs. City Attorney Mike Feuer said the settlement sends a signal that his office takes allegations of wage theft seriously. Nishi and the companies allegedly paid its employees, mostly Filipino immigrants, as little as $5.50 per hour or less. I...Keep on reading: Filipino home care workers win as LA city attorney settles wage theft case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

2 arrested by NBI for syndicated estafa in Bohol

        TAGBILARAN CITY - A father and his son were detained by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to face charges of syndicated estafa after they allegedly duped several people into shelling out their money in bogus investments.   Marcelino Aze Ramojal, Jr., 51, and his son Tishri Lloyd Ramojal, 28, were arrested in Cebu City by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)- Bohol on Tuesday based on the complaints filed against them.   Lawyer Rennan Augustus Oliva, NBI-Bohol director, said some of the complainants were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and retired professionals.   He said they at least P...Keep on reading: 2 arrested by NBI for syndicated estafa in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers

An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was shot dead after allegedly stabbing to death his Saudi manager and a Pakistani co-worker on Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

POEA advisory on one more fraudster

As a result, the SEC issued an alert to prevent the public from putting good money as a scheme that may be fraudulent The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued an advisory addressed to overseas Filipino workers to exercise caution in dealing with individuals allegedly offering “high-yield” investments without the necessary permit from the Securities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines detained 34 Chinese men for working illegally at a construction site in Pasay City, after they allegedly arrived as tourists then got employed as construction workers without securing work permits. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday, September 6, that it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store

      A man was arrested after allegedly stealing three bottles of body spray in a convenience store in Pasig City Thursday night. In a report on Friday, the Pasig police identified the suspect as Ronald Menorca, who allegedly stole the items in a store located along Caruncho Avenue in Barangay San Nicolas at around 7:14 p.m. The suspect allegedly tucked the bottles of body spray in his waist and fled but store supervisor Reymar Villamor spotted the incident through a CCTV camera footage. Police said Villamor chased the suspect, alerting the policemen who saw the commotion. A sachet of suspected shabu was also confiscated from Menorca, according to...Keep on reading: Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store

      A man was arrested after allegedly stealing three bottles of body spray in a convenience store in Pasig City Thursday night. In a report on Friday, the Pasig police identified the suspect as Ronald Menorca, who allegedly stole the items in a store located along Caruncho Avenue in Barangay San Nicolas at… link: Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018