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SC junks petition on same-sex marriage

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2019

by Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 4, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — While recognizing that same-sex couples have a right against discrimination, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed as “premature” a petition that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage, and castigated the petitioners for using the issue to pull a publicity stunt.

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Service Charge Law: Populist and anti-entrepreneur

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2019

by Andrew J. Masigan (The Philippine Star) – Aug 28, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11360 or the Service Charge Law earlier this month. The law mandates hospitality establishments like hotels and restaurants to distribute 100 percent of service charges to its rank and file employees. The law is not clear whether…

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Hotel, restaurant employees get 100% of service charge with new law

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2019

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The vetoed bill on security of tenure

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on July 26, 2019
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Duterte signs ‘bawal bastos’ act penalizing cat-calling, other forms of harassment

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

by Virgil Lopez/NB/LDF, GMA News, Jul 15, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the measure penalizing wolf-whistling, cat-calling and other forms of harassment in public places due one’s sex, gender or sexual orientation.

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Duterte signs Student Fare Discount Act

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

By: Nestor Corrales, INQUIRER.net, Jul 15, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the bill that institutionalizes student fare discounts for all modes of transportation.

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Only 9 of 17 bills Durterte certified as urgent passed in 17th Congress

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2019

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Bill punishing catcalling lapses into law

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2019

By CNN Philippines Staff, May 29, 2019 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) — The principal authors of the Safe Spaces Act are elated as the bill that penalizes catcalling and other forms of sexual harassment has lapsed into law.

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Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2019

by Edith Regalado With Evelyn Macairan, Mitchelle Palaubsanon/The Freeman (The Philippine Star), May 28, 2019 DAVAO CITY , Philippines — President Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11291 or the Magna Carta of the Poor as part of measures to ease poverty

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Senate ratifies service charge bill

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2019

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 28, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Senate ratified on Tuesday the bill that would allow hotel, restaurant and other workers to receive 100 percent of the service charges collected from customers.

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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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