Party-list, labor group want hazard pay for eruption workers, media

A labor group on Saturday said workers in establishments and members of the media, who are working within the danger zone of the Taal Volcano, are entitled to a minimum of 25 percent hazard pay. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Party-list Rep. Raymond Mendoza is calling for the payment of hazard pay to […] The post Party-list, labor group want hazard pay for eruption workers, media appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJan 19th, 2020

9 Senate bets, Kabataan party-list get endorsement from labor group

A labor group formally endorsed nine senatorial aspirants—a mix of labor leaders and opposition candidates—and a youth party-list who will champion the welfare of Filipino workers for the May midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Solons, TUCP: Houses, jobs for victims

The workers group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Saturday called on the government to give a minimum of 25 percent hazard pay to journalists composed of reporters, cameramen, assistant cameramen, photographers, researchers and drivers covering the Taal eruption and to workers in hotels and restaurants in Tagaytay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Labor group pushes 25% hazard pay for workers amid Taal unrest

  MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Saturday, January 18, urged employers to provide a minimum of 25% hazard pay for employees working within the danger zone amid the Taal Volcano unrest.  The employees include those working in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

9,195 Filipino nurses sought United States jobs in 9 months

A total of 9,195 Filipino nurses hoping to land jobs in the United States took the US licensure exam from January to September this year, a party-list group representing overseas Filipino workers said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed. The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for both teams. At least two other NBA events to be held Wednesday before the start of the China games were canceled as part of the fallout that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. "Given the fluidity of the situation, today's media availability has been postponed," the league said. They were not rescheduled Wednesday, though having them on Thursday — game day in Shanghai — remains possible. Later Wednesday in Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including the rare alignment of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — sent a letter to Silver saying the NBA should show the "courage and integrity" to stand up to the Chinese government. They asked the NBA to, among other things, suspend activities in China until what they called the selective treatment against the Rockets ends. "You have more power to take a stand than most of the Chinese government's targets and should have the courage and integrity to use it," the lawmakers told Silver. The NBA did not have any immediate comment on the letter, and it was unclear if Silver had even seen the document. In Shanghai, the mood surrounding the game that — if played — will feature LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and other big NBA names was anything but festive. An NBA Cares event that was to benefit the Special Olympics was called off, as was a "fan night" celebration that was to be highlighted by the league announcing plans to refurbish some outdoor courts in that city. And workers in multiple spots around Shanghai were tearing down large outdoor promotional advertisements for Thursday's Lakers-Nets game. The teams are also supposed to play Saturday in Shenzhen. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has joined the list of companies that have suspended ties with the NBA for now, only adding to the uncertainty surrounding the China games. Vivo was a presenting sponsor of the Lakers-Nets games, and on Wednesday there was no reference to the game in Shanghai on the list of upcoming events scheduled at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Other firms such as apparel company Li-Ning announced similar moves earlier this week, as the rift was just beginning. Silver said Tuesday in Tokyo that he supports Morey's right to free speech. Several Chinese companies have suspended their partnership with the NBA in recent days, and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it will not broadcast the Lakers-Nets games. "I'm sympathetic to our interests here and to our partners who are upset," Silver said. "I don't think it's inconsistent on one hand to be sympathetic to them and at the same time stand by our principles." All around China, stores that sell NBA merchandise were removing Rockets-related apparel from shelves and many murals featuring the Rockets — even ones with Yao Ming, the Chinese great who played for Houston during his NBA career — were being painted over. Effects were even felt in at least one NBA arena Tuesday night. In Philadelphia, where the 76ers were playing a Chinese team — the Guangzhou Loong Lions — two fans were removed by arena security for holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong. The signs read "Free Hong Kong" and "Free HK." The sentiment was not different from Morey's since-deleted tweet last week of an image that read, "Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong." The 76ers and Wells Fargo Center, the team's home arena, released statements Wednesday confirming that the fan removal took place and explaining why. "During the second quarter of last night's 76ers game, Wells Fargo Center security responded to a situation that was disrupting the live event experience for our guests," the arena's statement said. "After three separate warnings, the two individuals were escorted out of the arena without incident. The security team employed respectful and standard operating procedures." The NBA is not the first major corporation to deal with criticism from China over political differences. Mercedes-Benz, Delta Air Lines, hotel operator Marriott, fashion brand Zara and others also have found themselves in conflicts with China in recent years. After Morey's tweet was deleted, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said Morey does not speak for the organization. Joe Tsai, who recently completed his purchase of the Nets and is a co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said the damage to the NBA's relationship with China "will take a long time to repair." ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia and Associated Press writer Yanan Wang in Beijing contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

China better market for Filipino workers than Middle East, party-list says

China is a more promising labor market for Filipino household workers, a party-list representing Filipino migrant workers said Sunday, adding demand for English-speaking nannies is rising in that country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

13.5 M grads joining work force

A staggering 13.5 million senior high school students who chose vocational courses as well as college graduates will be joining the country’s labor force this summer, a lawmaker whose party-list group has advocated education revealed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Should we legalize divorce?

For the longest time, if I'm not mistaken, the party-list group Gabriela has been filing their own version of a divorce bill since they first entered the parliamentary arena. In the 18th Congress, they've already done so—again—as part of their key advocacies......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Labor groups urges DOH, DOLE to ensure health workers safety amid quarantine

A labor group said that the DOH and DOLE should prioritize the safety concerns of frontline health workers, who will lead the upcoming quarantine of repatriated Filipinos from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

A promise for the Filipino child

Last Thursday, a study group composed of representatives of the House Committee on the Welfare of Children, Tingog Party-List through the office of Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and several child welfare stakeholders convened for the first time to discuss the crafting of the proposed Magna Carta of Children......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

TUCP slams & rsquo;ineffective& rsquo; gov& rsquo;t hotlines for OFWs

The labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Wednesday slammed the Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the recruitment agencies for having ineffective and different hotlines for distress OFWs, thus confusing Filipino workers on whom to call for help......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

Celebrate the best of PH Wrestling with PWR’s first show of the year, PWR: Mabuhay Ang Wrestling

2019 was wildly successful for Philippine Wrestling Revolution with unmissable shows, iconic in-ring moments, and glorious homecomings being key highlights for a historical year! And with the Philippine pro wrestling scene being positioned for even greater heights, PWR welcomes 2020 with literal slammin’ and bangin’ festivities featuring the country’s best wrestling talent with PWR Mabuhay Ang Wrestling happening on January 26, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati.  Championship Fireworks Chris Panzer faces his past when he puts this PWR Championship on the line in a Three-Way Dance, taking on the former champion, “The Lightbringer” QUATRO, as well as the man he betrayed to kickstart his championship journey, one-half of the #PWOGs, Ken Warren, for the right to kickstart 2020 as the Kampeon ng Pilipinas!    Last Man Standing No pinfalls, no submissions, no mercy! The Philippine Excellence Championship will be disputed in a “Matira, Matibay” match to end the blood feud as “The Blessed One” Chino Guinto invokes his rematch clause against the behemoth that is Vlad Sinnsyk to have the right to be called the undisputed PHX champion.   More Party Favors With the Mr. Sy Group of Talents (MSG) terrorizing PWR to get more gold on their hands, Mr. Philippine Wrestling’s interesting #PWOGs recruitment drive, the Naughty Boys’ bizarre adventures, more matches are set to be scheduled for PWR’s first outing of the decade!    Take your Mabuhay Ang Wrestling experience to a whole new level with the special Mabuhay Ang Wrestling bundle of an event ticket and t-shirt for just PhP 850! Award-winning Filipino illustrator Rob Cham lends his artistic view on the best of Philippine Wrestling with a limited-edition Mabuhay Ang Wrestling tee!      Shirts are available at the venue for just PhP 600.   Mabuhay Ang Wrestling Tickets are available at Early bird tickets are available at PhP 399 each or in barkada bundles of three (3) tickets for PhP 1,099. Regularly priced tickets will still be available at the venue for PhP 450 each. Tickets can also be purchased through the PWR Facebook page, via, and official PWR retail partners.     Philippine Wrestling Revolution is the premier professional wrestling promotion in the Philippines featuring the top Filipino wrestling talent in the country. PWR was established in December 2013, and has since gained a strong following in Manila, and Southeast Asia, even gaining the attention of World Wrestling Entertainment. Philippine Wrestling Revolution aims to become the premier wrestling promotion in Southeast Asia. Follow PWR on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For further inquiries, please email us at Official event hashtag: #MabuhayAngWrestlin.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Hazard pay sa workers na malapit sa Taal isinulong

DAPAT umanong bigyan ng 25 porsyentong hazard pay ang mga tinatayang 2,000 empleyado na papasok sa mga restaurant at hotel sa Tagaytay City na pasok sa danger zone ng bulkang Taal. Ayon kay TUCP Rep. Raymond Mendoza kahit na ang mga media men na nagko-cover sa Taal ay dapat bayaran ng hazard pay na 25 […] The post Hazard pay sa workers na malapit sa Taal isinulong appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

Locsin kinompronta ang mga nagpoprotesta sa labas ng DFA

NAUWI sa mainitang pagtatalo ang pagharap ni Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. sa mga nagpoprotesta sa harap ng tanggapan ng DFA sa Pasay City. Sa isang Facebook live video na ipinost ng Kabataan party list, makikitang nakikipag-usap si Locsin sa mga miyembro ng media habang nasa likod niya ang mga nagra-rally, sa pamumuno ni Arman Hernandez […] The post Locsin kinompronta ang mga nagpoprotesta sa labas ng DFA appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Group to appeal SC bus ban ruling

A party-list group, which is among the petitioners questioning the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ban on provincial buses along EDSA, yesterday vowed to file a motion for reconsideration after the Supreme Court dismissed the petitions based on technicality......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

& lsquo;Stop sending workers to Kuwait& rsquo;

Rep. Enrico Pineda of Party-list 1-Pacman wants a total deployment ban on Filipino workers to Kuwait following the killing of domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

TUCP pushes for early escape plan for 1.2M OFWs in Middle East

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rising tension in the Middle East, labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to devise a government evacuation plan for the estimated 1.2 million overseas Filipino workers who might be affected by conflicts that may arise in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Dark horizon ahead for workers, labor group warns

A labor alliance sees a “dark horizon” for year 2020, which it said will be marked by “high-intensity” battles between ordinary wage earners and “big business.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] 2019: A turbulent year for OFWs

Political unrest in the Middle East, red-tagging of members of migrant rights organizations, and the growing right-wing populist movement in western Europe and the US are the major issues that made 2019 a turbulent year for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), labor rights group Migrante International said in a forum last ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

By Will Graves, Associated Press They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year only makes it seem that way. Those jaw-dropping routines that are rewriting her sport's code of points and redefining what can be done on the competition floor? Born from a mix of natural talent, hard work and a splash of ego. The 25 world championship medals, the most by any gymnast ever? The result of a promise the 22-year-old made to herself when she returned to competition in 2017 after taking time off following her golden run at the 2016 Olympics. The stoicism and grace she has shown in becoming an advocate for survivors — herself included — and an agent for change in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal that’s shaken USA Gymnastics to its core? The byproduct of a conscious decision to embrace the immense clout she carries. “I realize now with the platform I have it will be powerful if I speak up and speak for what I believe in,” Biles told The Associated Press. “It’s an honor to speak for those that are less fortunate. So if I can be a voice for them in a positive manner, then of course I’m going to do whatever I can.” And it's that mission — combined with her otherworldly skill and boundless charisma — that's enabled Biles to keep gymnastics in the spotlight, a rarity for a sport that typically retreats into the background once the Olympic flame goes out. She is the first gymnast to be named AP Female Athlete of the Year twice and the first to do it in a non-Olympic year. Biles edged U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe in a vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Skiing star Mikaela Schiffrin placed third, with WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne fourth. Biles captured the award in 2016 following a showstopping performance at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she won five medals in all, four of them gold. She spent most of the following 12 months taking a break before returning to the gym in the fall of 2017, saying she owed it to herself to mine the depth of her talent. Check social media following one of her routines and you’ll find people -- from LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Chrissy Teigen -- struggling to distill what they’ve witnessed into 280 characters or fewer, with whatever they settle on typically followed by multiple exclamation points and a goat emoji, a nod to Biles being considered the Greatest Of All Time. Her triple-twisting double-flip (the “triple double”) at the end of her first tumbling pass on floor exercise is a wondrous blur. Her double-twisting double-flip beam dismount (the “double double”) is so tough the International Gymnastics Federation made the unusual decision to downplay its value in an effort to deter other gymnasts from even trying it. This is both the blessing and the curse of making the nearly impossible look tantalizingly attainable. When Biles learned about the FIG's decision, she vented on Twitter, her palpable frustration highlighting the realness she's maintained even as her first name has become synonymous with her sport's royalty. It can lead to a bit of a balancing act. In some ways, she's still the kid from Texas who just wants to hang out with her boyfriend and her dog and go to the grocery story without being bothered. In other ways, she's trying to be respectful of the world she's built. Take the GOAT thing. It’s a title she embraces — Biles wore a goat-themed leotard during training at the national championships in August — but also takes with a grain of salt, determined to stay grounded even as the hype around her grows. Yes, GOAT happens to be the acronym for her planned post-Olympic “Gold Over America Tour,” but ask her where the inspiration came from and she laughs and gives credit to a friend, Kevin, who came up with it in a group chat. It is both paying tribute to and winking at her status at the same time. Biles has become well aware over the last three years that her every word and action carries far greater weight than she ever imagined. Her most impactful moment of 2019 might not have come during a meet but sitting for an interview on the eve of winning her record sixth national title, when she fought back tears while talking about how USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the FBI failed to protect athletes during an investigation into Nassar's abusive behavior. The moment went viral, as most things surrounding her tend to do these days. “I’m starting to realize it’s not just the gymternet anymore,” Biles said, using the term for her sport's dedicated fans. "It’s an overall thing. It’s weird to get that kind of attention, but at the end of the day, I feel gymnastics has been overlooked in non-Olympic years. Yeah, it puts pressure on me. But I’m not trying to think about all the attention from the outside world.” The attention figures to only grow in the run-up to Tokyo, where she will attempt to become the first female gymnast in more than half a century to repeat as Olympic champion. Her smiling face serves as the exclamation point at the end of every television promo for the Summer Games. Let it be known: The smile is real. That might not have always been the case, but is is now. Heading into the final months of a singular career, she is trying to revel in the journey while anxiously awaiting what's next. Add it to the list of Simone Things. “I feel like this is the beginning of my life and I don’t want gymnastics to be my whole entire life,” she said. “I’m definitely going to soak in the moment and enjoy it so 10 years from now I can look back and say ‘I had the time of my life out there’ ... rather than ‘I was good, but I was miserable.’”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019