Gov’t workers renew calls for higher pay despite Marcos Jr.’s apathy to their plight

Various government workers' unions have gathered to call for higher pay and better working conditions as they assail the apparent indifference of the Marcos Jr. administration to their plight. The post Gov’t workers renew calls for higher pay despite Marcos Jr.’s apathy to their plight appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatNov 24th, 2022

Groups renew calls to 'BringMaryJaneHome

Various groups have joined the family of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina on death row, in urging Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to raise her case in his state visit to Indonesia, saying that she is long overdue for release. The post Groups renew calls to #BringMaryJaneHome appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 4th, 2022

More labor protests seen

Until the Marcos administration moves to grant salary hike petitions and heed their other demands, workers will continue to mount more and bigger protest rallies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

On Bonifacio Day, workers stand up for higher wages and right to organize

Workers' groups and their allies marked Bonifacio Day on Wednesday by calling for higher wages, job security and better working conditions and their right to organize unions to push for these......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News15 hr. 5 min. ago

NUJP STATEMENT: Amid calls to ‘move on’, we remember and will resist

(Statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on 21 September 2022) Among the first to be silenced at the declaration of Martial Law 50 years ago was the mass media, with the dictator Ferdinand Marcos authorizing the military to take over and control newsrooms. Supposedly to keep the free press from being […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

TURNING POINT: Martial Law: A Distant Drama

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 September) — President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., without going into details, admitted in an interview with Amnesty International (AI) in 1975, that 50,000 people were arrested and detained by the government from 1972-1975. According to AI, those detained included church workers, legal rights defenders, aids lawyers, labor leaders, unionists, students, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

Saudi magbibigay ng P30.5-B para bayaran ang 10,000 OFWs na hindi pinasahod

TILA magkakaroon ng maagang pamasko ang libo-libong displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFW). Nangako kasi ang pamahalaan ng Saudi Arabia kay Pangulong Bongbong Marcos na magbibigay sila ng dalawang bilyong riyals o P30.5 billion upang mabayaran ang 10,000 OFWs na hindi sinahuran ng mga naluging kumpanya. Ang magandang balita ay sinabi mismo kay pangulong Marcos ng […] The post Saudi magbibigay ng P30.5-B para bayaran ang 10,000 OFWs na hindi pinasahod appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2022

Marcos calls Russia-Ukraine war ‘unacceptable’

“The war, rather, is unacceptable and we ask all parties involved … that peace be brought back to Ukraine and that the confrontation be brought to the diplomatic space,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said in his strongest remarks yet on the Russia-Ukraine conflict......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2022

Marcos calls for ‘green’ post-pandemic recovery

President Marcos has urged regional leaders to push for measures promoting a green post-pandemic recovery, saying the response of governments to environmental problems is crucial in  “determining the fate of the planet.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2022

A year since her arrest, calls to free detained dev’t worker Sally Ujano continue

Human rights workers and the relatives of detained development worker Ma. Salome “Sally” Ujano have renewed their calls for her release, nearly a year since she was arrested and detained based on trumped-up cases. The post A year since her arrest, calls to free detained dev’t worker Sally Ujano continue appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 12th, 2022

Philippine mulls higher pay for OFWs in Saudi

Filipinos working in Saudi Arabia may soon get a wage increase, the Department of Migrant Workers reported on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2022

Philippines to urge peaceful resolution of Korean row

The Philippines will renew its call for a peaceful resolution of the disputes in the Korean peninsula during President Marcos’ participation at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this week, officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2022

DOLE lets employers, workers decide whether to mask up at work

The Department of Labor and Employment is leaving it up to employers and their workers to decide whether they will continue to wear masks at work after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. scrapped the mask mandate......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2022

DHSUD: 10,000 Marikina workers to benefit from housing project

At least 10,000 minimum wage earners and government employees in Marikina City will be covered by the Marcos administration’s “Pambansang Pabahay” program, the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2022

WATCH: Aerial view of Paeng-affected areas

President Marcos flew over the affected districts after presiding over a full council meeting of the national disaster agency and rejecting calls to declare a "state of national calamity.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2022

DOLE eyes promotion of decent work, stronger workforce in 27th ASEAN labor meeting

Delegates of the 18th Senior Labor Officials’ Meeting (SLOM) have started to tackle various regional labor and employment programs as a prelude to the upcoming 27th ASEAN Labor Ministers’ Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 29. DIOLE Undersecretary Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio, Jr. said art of the labor ministers meeting is to strengthen the promotion of decent work and ensure a better environment for the workforce. “We meet today high in expectation, commitment, and resolve to continue strengthening the socio-cultural pillar of regional cooperation through innovative, technology-driven, and sustainable measures that will enable workers and businesses to grow and prosper in line with the goal of decent work and inclusive growth for all,” Bitonio told ASEAN senior labor officials on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The senior labor officials are meeting physically after two years of virtual meetings due to COVID-19. Indonesian Ministry of Manpower Secretary General Dr. Anwar Sanusi, as outgoing chair, expressed confidence that the working group can continue to serve as a platform to foster cooperation and contribute to the region’s post-pandemic recovery efforts under the Philippine leadership. “We passed the SLOM chairmanship baton to the Philippines. I believe under [its leadership], we can accelerate our efforts to realize our ambition of an inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and dynamic ASEAN community,” said Sanusi. The 18th SLOM also highlighted the promotion of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). According to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Deputy Director-General Rosanna Urdaneta, the Philippines’ commitment to the ASEAN in terms of TVET include strengthening the labor market orientation of TVET, enhancing the capacity of TVET human resource, and increasing demand for TVET-related jobs, among others. The Philippines is also the inaugural chair of the ASEAN TVET Council (ATC), established to promote competitive human resources, market-responsive skills, better employment opportunities, and higher productivity in the digital economy through technical and vocational education and training......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 26th, 2022

Food producers go hungry

Farm workers are calling for higher wages as they battle every day to put food on the table. The post Food producers go hungry appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 16th, 2022

Marcos Jr. maintains he won’t meddle in De Lima’s case

President Marcos maintained yesterday that he would not meddle in the case of former senator Leila de Lima, amid renewed calls for her release after she was held hostage by a fellow inmate at the Philippine National Police custodial center in Camp Crame last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2022

STATEMENT | Bulatlat calls on SMNI to stop red-tagging

For nearly two decades, Len has been part of Bulatlat from her days as a contributor to becoming the managing editor of one of the country's longest-running online news. She is a champion of human rights reporting, media workers' welfare, and journalists' safety. The post STATEMENT | Bulatlat calls on SMNI to stop red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 14th, 2022

No basis : Marcos rejects resignation calls for Remulla

“I think the calls for him to resign has no basis,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2022

Marcos cares about the media – DSWD usec

The administration of President Marcos is not neglecting the welfare of overworked and underpaid media workers and has, in fact, given priority focus on extending aid to financially challenged media people in this time of economic crisis, an official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2022