Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Banks across the Philippines have begun rolling out a range of measures aimed at easing the financial pain the COVID-19 outbreak is causing households under government imposed lockdowns. Millions of Filipinos have been restricted from moving outside of their local areas, and public transport systems shut-down, as the number of new COVID-19 infection in the […]

JobStart Philippines: helping young Filipinos gain a wage

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JobStart Philippines: helping young Filipinos gain a wage

After struggling to find full-time employment for more than a year after graduating with a Bachelor of Technical Teachers’ Education degree, Jundelyn Baylosis Sato’s’ life changed in August 2017 when she walked in to her local government unit’s (LGU) Public Employment Service Office (PESO). From a bullied child with low self-esteem most of her teenage […]

Philippine FM fumes: “I want an eye for an eye, 2, 3 Kuwaiti lives for a Filipino life”

Philippine FM fumes: “I want an eye for an eye, 2, 3 Kuwaiti lives for a Filipino life”

The Philippine government yesterday (Jan 15) began enforcing a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait following a local autopsy report which found household service worker (HSW) Jeanelyn Villavende had been sexually abused and tortured before she died. The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) announced the ban on newly-hired Oversea Filipino Workers […]

Khmer Times publisher Mohan Bandam probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban

Khmer Times publisher Mohan Bandam probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban

A number of Philippine government agencies have launched parallel investigations into the recruitment practices of Mohan Tirvgmanasam Bandam, publisher of the Khmer Times newspaper, commonly known as T Mohan or Mohan Bandam. If accusations of illegal recruitment on multiple occasions and or of multiple people or groups is proven, Mr Bandam could face a lifetime […]

Industrial unrest looms as Metro Manila minimum wage rises just PHP15

Industrial unrest looms as Metro Manila minimum wage rises just PHP15

Labour groups in the Philippines have warned of increased industrial unrest after workers in Metro Manila were granted an effective daily minimum wage increase of just PHP15 (about US$0.28). Labelling the amount approved by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) as “crumbs”, the country’s largest labour movement today warned there could be consequences for […]

Asean minimum wages: ‘Measly’ pay rise sees Filipinos’ wages continue to shrink (video)

A Philippine labour group which last Thursday slammed a proposed PHP20 (about US$0.37) daily minimum wage increase for workers in Metro Manila as “demeaning” and out of step with rising inflation, yesterday called for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to intercede. The call came after Employees Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) acting presiden,t Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr., […]

Rizal Park job fair to offer 30,000 jobs for Filipinos (video)

A job fair at Rizal Park, Manila tomorrow, June 12, has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, with more than 30,000 jobs on offer… most of them in the Philippines. Tomorrow’s Rizal Park job fair is the latest landing point of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and […]