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Workers cry for aid, better protection

Workers from various organizations and unions staged simultaneous Labor Day protests yesterday to demand protection against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid amid the recession......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 2nd, 2021

Davao City Council approves ordinance to aid workers’ woes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the workers protection desk of Kilusang Mayo Uno in Southern Mindanao has been receiving complaints with an average of three workers seeking assistance on unjust labor practices every week......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Workers cry for aid, better protection

Workers from various organizations and unions staged simultaneous Labor Day protests yesterday to demand protection against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid amid the recession......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land

SAKA called for PHP10,000 financial aid to public, workers' PHP100 wage relief, a PHP15,000 production subsidy for food security frontliners, free mass testing, protection of community pantries and the assertion of PH sovereignty. The post Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Nurses union renews call for mass hiring, adequate protection as Philippines grapples with COVID-19 surge

The group also called for the mass hiring of health workers and demanded the government to provide them decent salaries, benefits and job security to ensure retention and continuity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Foreign employers required to pay for OFW vaccination

For the protection of overseas Filipino workers, the government is requiring foreign countries and employers to ensure that those they’re hiring from the Philippines would be vaccinated against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

House approves Salceda& rsquo;s Freelance Workers Protection bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously approved on third and final reading substitute House Bill 8817, the proposed Freelance Workers Protection Act, principally authored by Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021

House approves bill protecting freelancers on final reading

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking the protection of freelance workers has been approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. During Thursday’s session, 195 members of the lower chamber approved on final reading House Bill No. House Bill No. 8817 or the “Freelance Workers Protection Act.” Under the bill, the execution […] The post House approves bill protecting freelancers on final reading appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

When patience is a virtue

The World Health Organization and other prominent health agencies and health institutions around the world, including our own Department of Health, even prior to the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, have been stressing the utmost need to give protection to our health care workers who have been manning the frontlines and taking care of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began. With this, health care workers have been at the top of the list worldwide among those prioritized to receive the vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Labor unions call for the protection of those vulnerable to violence

ALU and global unions Building and Wood Workers International (BWI), and IndustriALL, are calling for the protection of workers and other persons in situations of vulnerability from gender-based violence......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

The Sinovac conundrum

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection from a virus that has claimed many lives, including those of their colleagues. Although doctors are now much […] The post The Sinovac conundrum appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Health chief appeals to more healthcare workers to avail of vaccine

CALOOCAN CITY, March 2 (PIA) -- Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III today reiterated his appeal to more healthcare workers to avail of the COVID-19 vaccines to get protection......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

DOT chief hopes tourism workers in reopened spots will also be on vaccine priority list

“Protection through the vaccine and health care support systems will primarily boost their immune system and more importantly, fortify their mental and emotional core to continue working under stressful COVID conditions,” the tourism chief said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Government urged to prioritize protection of Pinoys overseas

Sen. Bong Go has appealed to the government for greater protection and assistance to overseas Filipino workers and their families, as he extended his condolences to the family of a murdered Filipino worker in Abu Dhabi......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Workers seek protection from spiraling prices

Workers yesterday demanded government protection from the spiraling prices of food and other basic commodities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Witnesses in Tarlac shooting under tight watch, may seek protection

Witnesses, including at least one minor, who watched a police officer shoot dead two unarmed civilians on Dec. 20 are under tight watch by the Tarlac police and are undergoing psychological debriefing by social workers, police said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Duterte, Robredo recall Bonifacio’s heroism; workers call for better protection

Duterte, Robredo recall Bonifacio’s heroism; workers call for better protection (Philstar.com) – November 30, 2020 – 12:56pm MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo separately urged Filipinos to channel the bravery of Andres Bonifacio, father of the Philippine revolution, as the country continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic and recover from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Duterte, Robredo recall Bonifacio s heroism; workers call for better protection

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo separately urged Filipinos to channel the bravery of Andres Bonifacio, father of the Philippine revolution, as the country continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic and recover from recent calamities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

PCW calls for the protection of Filipino domestic workers globally

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 6 (PIA)-The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reiterated its call to protect the life and security of Filipino domestic workers around the world.According to the Interna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Villar seeks better protection for diplomats’ household staff

Sen. Cynthia Villar called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to register all household staff members of Filipino diplomats with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and ensure their membership with the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration to enable better protection for all domestic workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Ombudsman suspends 5 DOH officials

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered a six-month preventive suspension order against five officials of the Department of Health (DOH) over the late releasing of benefits of healthcare workers amid the pandemic.  In an order signed on Tuesday, Ombudsman Samuel Martires preventively suspended Health Undersecretary Roger Tong-An, Kenneth Ronquillo, Maylene Beltran, Laureano Cruz, and Esperanza Carating for six months without pay due to neglect of duty and inefficiency as government officials. The order only addressed the issue of the alleged delay in releasing benefits to health workers, the first action made by the Ombudsman since the investigation was opened in June. However, Martires said that the overall probe regarding the Department’s supposed irregularities on COVID-19 response was still ongoing. The Ombudsman formed investigation teams last June to look into the delayed procurement of physical protective equipment (PPEs) and other items needed for the protection of medical frontliners, and the reported lapses and irregularities that led to the death of health workers. Other issues include the department’s inaction in the release and processing of financial assistance to infected and “fallen” medical workers, as well as the “confusing and delayed” reporting of COVID-19 deaths and confirmed cases. The probe was based on the recommendations of Assistant Ombudsman Caesar D. Asuncion, Assistant Ombudsman Joselito P. Fangon, and Assistant Ombudsman Jose M. Balmeo Jr. Martires previously said that investigators faced difficulties during the early part of the probe as some DOH officials refused to cooperate. With this, Martires authorized the filing of necessary criminal or administrative charges against any official or employee who fails or refuses to comply with the Ombudsman’s legal processes, orders, and requests. Any DOH official or employee who willfully obstructs or hinders the conduct of the investigation or even anyone who misleads the Ombudsman investigators will likewise be charged......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020