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31 Oct 2019 – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) RTWPB simplifies minimum wages to just two rates. Once in a while, a regional tripartite wages and productivity board surprises, with a ‘smart’ move, when one least expects it. With its 2019 wage order no. 20, CAR has now only two minimum wage rates – (1) for ‘All industries/sectors employing 11 or more’; and (2) for ‘All industries/sectors employing 10 or less’. [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 13, 2019

31 Oct 2019 – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) RTWPB simplifies minimum wages to just two rates. Once in a while, a regional tripartite wages and productivity board surprises, with a ‘smart’ move, when one least expects it. With its 2019 wage order no. 20, CAR has now only two minimum wage rates – (1) for…

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[ANALYSIS] Is the Philippine economy in the pink again? Not exactly

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2019

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Philippine economy grows 6.2% in Q3 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2019

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 7 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy grew 6.2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the government reported Thursday.

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5 suspected human trafficking victims intercepted at Mactan-Cebu airport

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2019

by Katrina Hallare, 7 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Five people, who were believed to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday.

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Why groups struggle to solve problems together

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2019

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DTI: No hike in consumer prices till next year

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday said it told manufacturers not to further increase their suggested retail prices until the first quarter of next year.

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The rice cartel

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2019

by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), 6 Nov 2019 It seems well meaning government officials well versed in economic theory are no match against the evil geniuses running the rice cartel. The Rice Tariffication Law was meant to blunt the cartel’s hold on the rice market… with real supply and demand determining prices. But it…

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SWS: In Q3 survey, Duterte admin satisfaction rating remains ‘very good’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2019

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Inflation further slows to 0.8% in October 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years by Ralf Rivas, 5 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Prices of goods continued to rise at a desirable pace, with inflation clocking in at just 0.8% in October.

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Truck carrying water for quake survivors crashes, kills helper, hurts driver

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

by Abner Francisco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Nov 2019 KIDAPAWAN CITY–A truck helper died while the driver was seriously wounded in an accident on the way to deliver water for earthquake-hit residents in Makilala town, Cotabato province on Tuesday, Nov. 5

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44 activists arrested in Negros crackdown charged

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

For security reasons, the suspects are charged inside the headquarters of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office by Marchel P. Espina, 5 Nov 2019, Rappler BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The 44 individuals suspected of being members of the armed communist rebel group New People’s Army were charged here Monday, November 4, with illegal possession of…

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DOLE warns public against fake employment ads on Facebook

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

Filipinos seeking work abroad should verify the validity of jobs with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, says POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia by Sofia Tomacruz, 5 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) advised Filipinos seeking work abroad to be wary of fake employment opportunities advertised on Facebook pages posing as…

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DoE finds a new way to push the nuclear drug

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

By Ben Kritz, Manila Times, 5 Nov 2019 EVER since the Russian government, through its atomic energy agency Rosatom, first made its pitch to sell nuclear technology to the Philippines back in 2016, the Department of Energy (DoE) under Secretary Alfonso Cusi has gone to great lengths to try to convince a largely indifferent public…

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Migrant workers in Taiwan demand abolishment of broker system

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

The China Post/Asia News Network, 5 Nov 2019 TAIPEI — Migrant workers from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines staged separate protests in Taipei on Sunday to demand the abolishment of all placement agencies and the enforcement of a compulsory government-to-government hiring system.

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Gov’t campaign vs ‘5-6’ lenders successful

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2019

by Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), 4 Nov 2019 MANILA ,Philippines —Illegal lending by Indian nationals or the so-called “5-6” has significantly decreased in the country amid the government’s crackdown against such activity.

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Decoding Duterte: Facts behind his claims, rise to power

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2019

By: DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 3 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has always spoken proudly of his “Moro lineage” and the “Maranao bloodline” of his maternal ancestors.

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Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 3, 2019

Forty-five workers were killed, thirteen workers were injured and six missing in 32 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January – October 2019 – an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. Most of those killed were in Construction (nine) and in Mining (nine). Four workers died, eight were injured and three (corrected) were…

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The gig economy fails to share the wealth with workers. Here’s how we fix it May 9, 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 3, 2019
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Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on October 25, 2019

Forty-nine workers were killed, fourteen workers were injured and six missing in 34 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January – October 2019 – an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. Most of those killed were in Construction (eleven) and in Mining (nine). Four workers died, eight were injured and three (corrected) were…

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Oct 18, 2019 – “The proposal to extend employee probationary period to 2 years from 6 months is downright unconstitutional and oppressive. xxx”

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on October 23, 2019

Statement of Roland de la Cruz, NACUSIP National President and PACIWU / CIO Senior National Executive Vice President on the proposed 2 year probationary period for workers. “The proposal to extend employee probationary period to 2 years from 6 months is downright unconstitutional and oppressive. It infringes into a worker’s right to security of tenure…

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2 internet service firm workers electrocuted in Albay – Oct. 20, 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on October 20, 2019

2 internet service firm workers electrocuted in Albay – Oct. 20, 2019

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Remains of worker in Semirara mining pit recovered after mudslide – Oct 6, 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on October 6, 2019

Remains of worker in Semirara mining pit recovered after mudslide – Oct. 6, 2019

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8 Sept 2019 – Federation of Free Farmers says MANAGING ENTRY OF RICE IMPORTS IS KEY TO ADDRESSING PALAY PRICE PROBLEM

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 25, 2019

8 Sept 2019 – Federation of Free Farmers says MANAGING ENTRY OF RICE IMPORTS IS KEY TO ADDRESSING PALAY PRICE PROBLEM The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged government to focus on the root cause of the drastic drop in palay prices nationwide instead of relying on palliative measures that are either too expensive or…

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27 Sept 2019 – HOW ARE THEY COPING NOW, THE INFORMALS DISPLACED BY CLEARING OPERATIONS? The public, long-suffering from disruptions by sidewalk vendors and other informal workers, applauded clearing operations by new-found enthusiasm of local governments. Read more.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 23, 2019

27 Sept 2019 – HOW ARE THEY COPING NOW, THE INFORMALS DISPLACED BY CLEARING OPERATIONS? The public, long-suffering from disruptions by sidewalk vendors and other informal workers, applauded clearing operations by new-found enthusiasm of local governments. Read more. Where are these informals now? Have they been provided with alternative selling and operations spaces? How are…

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2 dead, 1 injured after Hotel Sogo collapses in Manila (4th UPDATE) A Hotel Sogo prematurely collapses while undergoing demolition in Manila Rambo Talabong Published: 10:47 AM September 23, 2019 Updated: 6:58 PM September 23, 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 23, 2019

2 dead, 1 injured after Hotel Sogo collapses while undergoing demolition in Manila – Sept 23

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Two farm workers from Masbate City died due to electrocution. Sep 4, 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 23, 2019

Two farm workers from Masbate City died due to electrocution. – Sept 4, 2019

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LIVING WAGES, REAL END TO ENDO, MORE PARTICIPATION, NO GBV, A DECENT FUTURE OF WORK, END INEQUALITY!

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2019

LIVING WAGES, REAL END TO ENDO, MORE PARTICIPATION, NO GBV, A DECENT FUTURE OF WORK, END INEQUALITY! 15 June 2019 — “LIVING WAGES, REAL END TO ENDO, MORE PARTICIPATION, NO GBV, A DECENT FUTURE OF WORK, END INEQUALITY!” were the resounding themes in the National Trade Union Seminars on Employment Security and Constructive Industrial Relations…

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2018 Position for Wage Increase of P238 DAILY, and A Wage Advisory for Workers in BMBEs, at the National Capital Region

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 18, 2019

NCR wage position 2018 (2)

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TUCP NCR Wage Petition 2017

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2019

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Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 4, 2019

Forty-two workers were killed, thirteen workers were injured and six missing in 30 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January – September 2019 – an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. Most of those killed were in Construction (nine) and in Mining (eight). Four workers died, eight were injured and three (corrected) were…

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