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VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) justified its payment of P2.11 million to personnel not physically reporting to work during the pandemic as a humanitarian move for those who were quarantined after contracting COVID-19 during their duty days. The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged this expense in their 2020 […] The post VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 20th, 2021

Manila allots P151 million for workers’ hazard pay

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed on Monday an ordinance allocating a budget of P151 million for the hazard pay of city government workers who physically reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

DOLE probes firms with ‘no vaccine, no work’ policy

Some companies allegedly preventing their unvaccinated workers from reporting to the workplace are now under investigation by the Department of Labor and Employment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal

MANILA, Philippines — It would be illegal for employers to stop their workers from reporting to work because they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Saturday. Bello said the Department of Labor and Employment had not received any complaint about a company or employer implementing a “no vaccine, […] The post Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

MIAA prepares for operations under MECQ

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Monday, Aug. 3 met with key officers to prepare for operations under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) which will start on August 4 up to August 18 in the National Capital Region, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite. Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal Pursuant to existing IATF Omnibus Guidelines on community quarantine, MIAA will adopt a 50 percent workforce deployment in the office. However, employees performing frontline duties are not included in this directive. Those are the employees who are assigned in flight operations, terminal monitoring, facilities management and maintenance, security, safety and emergency services.  The airport chief said that personnel of janitorial companies that have contracts with MIAA should be on full complement despite the MECQ.  Security guards contracted by MIAA shall likewise remain on full deployment, he said. To ensure continuous work, MIAA will provide shuttle buses for airport workers. The shuttles will be for routes covering Manila, Quezon City and Cavite. The workers will also be provided free meals and hazard pay. In a meeting with the airline companies, Monreal called on local air carriers to inform their passengers on rebooking their flights in view of the temporary suspension of domestic flights in and out of Manila under MECQ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Cortes signs ordinance granting COVID-19 hazard pay to City Hall employees

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Employees of the Mandaue City Hall who ‘physically’ reported for work while the city was still under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will receive hazard pay of P200 per day that will be computed from March 30 to May 31, 2020. An advisory from the city’s Public Information Office (PIO) said that […] The post Cortes signs ordinance granting COVID-19 hazard pay to City Hall employees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Workers calls for post-lockdown health and death insurance coverage for new potent workplace hazard 2019 coronavirus disease

ALU is calling the Employment Compensation Commission (ECC) to include in their work-related compensation programs and services the hospitalization and death benefits insurance to government and private employees who might be exposed to a new, potent and dreaded workplace hazard COVID-19 inside work establishments and while performing job function......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

OFWs in Taiwan, Macau, Israel all safe: DMW

MANILA - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, Macau, and Israel are all safe and have gone back to work, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Friday.In a press briefing, DMW Secretary Susan Ople assured the OFWs in the three countries are being closely monitored by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

OFWs in Taiwan, Macau, Israel all safe: DMW

MANILA - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, Macau, and Israel are all safe and have gone back to work, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Friday.In a press briefing, DMW Secretary Susan Ople assured the OFWs in the three countries are being closely monitored by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Cordova to deduct salary of tardy municipal employees

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan reminds municipal employees to avoid tardiness from their work or their salary would be deducted. This is after Suan observed that some of their employees were always late in reporting to work. For Suan, this is very unfair to those employees who always report on time, […] The post Cordova to deduct salary of tardy municipal employees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

PH sends home detained, distressed OFWs from Lebanon

BEIRUT - The Philippine Embassy in Lebanon sent home a total of 14 distressed overseas Filipino workers in July 2022 composed of physically abused workers, sheltered runaways, and detained nationals.In coordination with relevant Lebanese authorities, they were cleared from respective immigra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2022

Remulla back to on-site work after bout with Covid-19

MANILA - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla is back on duty starting Thursday, seven days after he contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Mico Clavano, a lawyer with the Office of Justice Secretary, said Remulla has physically reported back to work after a we.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2022

255 new workers benefit from TUPAD program in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Some 255 individuals are the latest beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program here, North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Talino-Mendoza said Monday.In a statement, the governor said the TUPAD recipients will work from Jul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2022

PBBM sa Palace workers: Keep up the good work

MANILA, Philippines – Hinikayat ni Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ang mga empleyado ng gobyerno na ituloy lang ang kanilang trabaho ng tama. Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon ay nakiisa kasi si Pangulong Marcos employees sa flag ceremony sa Kalayaan Grounds ng Palasyo ng Malakanyang simula ng maging lider ng bansa. Sa kanyang mensahe, Lunes ng umaga, […] The post PBBM sa Palace workers: Keep up the good work appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

Assure unhampered services under flexi work scheme: solon

MANILA - Government workers will embrace and adapt to the realities of the so-called new normal while their well-being and safety are assured after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) institutionalized flexible work arrangements.Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. said CSC's move is a "step in the righ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2022

Employment Scams Top The List of Fears by Overseas Healthcare Workers

While many Filipino workers in the medical industry dream of working overseas, they also worry about the challenges that await them during the application process and upon deployment in a foreign country. In a survey conducted by TrueProfile.io, employment scams top the list of fears confronted by healthcare workers who are applying for work abroad, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 16th, 2022

How Remote Work Can Help to Achieve Better Business Results

When the world began to recover from lockdowns, many companies were determined to bring their employees back to the office. For some corporations, such as Apple, this decision led to high levels of discontent among employees and even the loss of critical workers. New waves of the pandemic are forcing further adjustments to corporate plans. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2022

BPO Workers Should Have the Option to Work Remotely

While many developed countries are finding ways to improve the location flexibility of their workers, the Philippines appears to be moving in the opposite direction. A recent CNN Philippines article by Lois Calderon noted that Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez wants business process outsourcing (BPO) workers, who worked from home during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, to now return to their offices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Go prompts vigilance in outreach to essential workers

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go encouraged authorities and employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment in his outreach to essential workers in the towns of Biliran province Tuesday. The senator, on a video message, also reminded the worker beneficiaries themselves to stay vigilant against the new coronavirus variants, which could trigger a surge in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use

Courage said that at the onset of the pandemic, they have called for free mass testing and treatment, provision of sufficient PPEs for frontliners, and rightful compensation of the health hazard faced by all public sector employees in the line of duty but were not met by the government. The post Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Bring back workers ASAP — ILO

The Philippines should work doubletime in bringing back jobs to avoid long-term scars from the pandemic, especially as the country recorded the largest working-hour losses in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021