35,000 overseas jobs await ‘endo’ workers

FULLY aware of the possible displacement of many workers who might be affected by the recent memorandum that prohibits end of contract (endo) and other contractual schemes, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has brought a piece of good news by saying that the affected employees may instead opt to apply for jobs in Japan and Israel.

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said the overseas jobs offers were part of their promise to help workers affected by the Department Order No. 174.


35,000 Jobs

Say who also serves as the acting chief of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said…

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Digong ends ‘endo’ and labor contractualization for good?

By Tracy Cabrera

THE practice of end-of-contract—or more commonly known as ‘endo’—is officially no longer allowed, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

Prior to this, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reaffirmed his commitment to put an end to the unfair practice of labor contractualization in a meeting with workers in Malacañang.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella described Duterte’s first meeting with labor groups as “free-flowing, frank, and cordial.”

“After decades of consistent struggle against the epidemic of contractualization, workers may finally get their demand for its total prohibition as the President in his first audience with workers groups…

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Fashion designers using tropical fibers wow Loren
Senator Loren Legarda looks at the chic office uniform of polo-barong made from tropical fibers developed by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). With the Senator is PTRI Director Celia B. Elumba (right) who heads the PTRI FABulous @50 Exhibit at the Philippine Senate.

TRUE to her commitment of preserving indigenous culture in the country, Senator Loren Legarda has vowed to support fashion creations of different well-known designers as they showed off their unique designs using local natural fibers.

A known advocate of ethnic textile and clothing, she congratulated Philippine Textile Research…

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Solidum wants everyone to prepare for the ‘Big One’

By Tracy Cabrera

FOLLOWING the recent magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Surigao and nearby areas, residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been advised by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhIVolcS) to prepare for the ‘Big One’—a magnitude 7.2 earthquake—that could be generated by the West Valley Fault.

At the ‘Tapatan sa Aristocrat’ in Malate, Manila, PhIVolcS Director Renato Solidum stressed that, amid the devastation caused by the Surigao quake last week, residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces should prepare for a powerful earthquake that could possibly kill thousands if government does not initiate…

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What's In a Name?

By Romeo N. Dyoco, Jr.

“A ROSE by any other name will still smell as sweet,” according to Shakespeare’s Juliet.  

What about the Priority Development Assistance Fund or the PDAF?  

Likewise, there is this recent concoction called the Disbursement Acceleration Project or DAP. Are they the same dog with just different collars? 

Senators Joker Arroyo and Ping Lacson refer to both as “pork barrel”, which to their credit they have never availed of. 

Others are less charitable and refer to both PDAF and DAP as “holdup!” Are these, by simile, roses or septic tanks? 


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