Laws and Court decisions

Du30 signs 4Ps law as poverty reduction scheme

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2019

by Nathaniel Mariano, Manila Standard, May 22, 2019 In his bid to uplift citizens and marginalized sectors from poverty, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

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The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 11210 otherwise known as the Expanded Maternity Leave Law

Published by rudy Date posted on May 9, 2019

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Over 1.3 M Filipinos to benefit from new law for first-time jobseekers annually — Angara

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2019

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — While the signing of the new law waiving fees on documents needed by first-time jobseekers will lead to reduced revenue for the government, Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday said the move will give financial relief to over one million in the country…

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Department Order 202-19 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11165 otherwise known as the ”Telecommuting Act”

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2019

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Supreme Court asked to reopen Philippines’ biggest labor case

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2019

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – Apr 10, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has been asked to reopen the $609-million labor case between 2,300 former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East and American military contractor Kellog-Brown & Root.

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Duterte signs into law Handbook for OFWs Act

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2019

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 2, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the bill that offers handbooks for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) containing their rights and benefits.

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CA upholds ruling declaring some GMA Network ‘talents’ regular employees

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2019

by Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News, Feb 26, 2019 MANILA- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) declaring some “talents” of GMA Network as regular employees.

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SC: Teacher’s pregnancy out of wedlock not ‘just cause’ for dismissal

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2019

by ABS-CBN News, Feb 22 2019 MANILA – The Supreme Court has found an international school guilty of illegally dismissing an elementary school teacher for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

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Duterte signs into law longer maternity leave benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2019

by Darryl John Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 21, 2019 MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that will provide longer maternity leave to all working mothers.

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Duterte approves law overhauling SSS charter

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2019

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Duterte signs law on career guidance, counseling for high school

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2019

By: Daphne Galvez, INQUIRER.net, Feb 19, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Students from public and private high schools across the country may now decide on their college courses more easily.

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[ANALYSIS] Why the free tuition law is not pro-poor enough

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2019

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New law to increase SSS contributions

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2019

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 17, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Social Security System (SSS) Rationalization Act to allow the SSS to improve its investing capacity and generate more revenue for members and pensioners.

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Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2018

By Robert Vergara, CNN Philippines, Aug 20, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure aimed at ensuring the implementation of proper health and safety standards in workplaces around the country.

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Fight vs ‘endo’ gets legal boost

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2018

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – with Mayen Jaymalin, Aug 14, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s campaign against “endo” or end of contract labor practice got another legal boost.

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Supreme Court: Signatures on anomalous deals don’t prove execs’ liability

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2018

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – Apr 9, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Mere approval of anomalous contracts does not automatically make government officials liable, the Supreme Court said.

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Dishonorable and contemptible

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2017

By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star), Oct 25, 2017 The public and malicious imputation of a crime, or a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstances tending to cause the dishonor, discredit or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one…

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Senate approves ILO convention on gov’t workers’ right to organize

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2017

by Mario M. Banzon, Businessworld, Aug 9, 2017 THE SENATE approved on second reading the committee report seeking its concurrence in the ratification of the ILO Convention 151 or the Protection of the Right to Organize and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service on Monday.

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Night call centers, hazardous to female workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2017

By Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez (The Freeman), May 11, 2017 The women activists in this country should focus their attention to the thousands of women working in the night call centers.

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Department Order No. 174, Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code

Published by rudy Date posted on April 7, 2017

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College profs must have master’s degrees, SC rules

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2017

By: Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 18, 2013 The Supreme Court has upheld the policy of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) requiring teachers of tertiary schools to acquire postgraduate degrees to become tenured or regular employees.

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IRR of anti-age discrimination law issued

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2017

By: Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 12, 2017 Stressing that age does not matter in employment, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has issued the implementing rules of Republic Act No. 10911 or the anti-age discrimination law.

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G.R. No. 195654 – Aggrieved workers may rescind a compromise agreement and insist on their original demand upon failure and refusal of the enterprise to abide by the compromise agreement.

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2017

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[T]he burden rests on the employer to prove payment, rather than on the employees, to prove non-payment of the wages she is entitled to

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2016

By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star), Dec 28, 2016 The general rule in Labor Law is that the burden rests on the employer to prove payment, rather than on the employees to prove non-payment of the wages she is entitled to. This is one of the issues raised and resolved in this case of…

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“Heirs of victim of recklessness and negligence entitled also for compensation dues to loss of capacity to earn”

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2016

Loss of earning capacity By Jose C. Sison, Philstar, Dec. 21, 2016 The heirs of a victim who died due to the recklessness and negligence of other people are entitled not only to indemnity for his death, moral and exemplary damages and attorneys’ fees but also for compensation due to loss of capacity to earn.…

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IRR of PWD law inked

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

By: Marc Jayson Cayabyab, INQINQUIRER.net, Dec. 01, 2016 Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Thursday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWDs).

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G.R. No. 210903 – The Phl President needs to approve increase in salary or compensation of GOCCs/CFIs that is not in accordance with the Salary Standardization Law

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

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GR 210940 – Salaries and benefits to be granted by the SSS, as mere trustee of the fund for the welfare and benefit of workers and employees in the private sector, must always be reasonable; …

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

appointive members of the SS Commission are not entitled to additional benefits not expressly provided in the SS law. Download full text here.

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Republic Act No. 10911 – Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2016

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Republic Act No. 10906 – Anti-Mail Order Bride Law

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2016

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