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January 13, 2019 6:53 AM ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ review: A spoonful of sugary nostalgia

'Mary Poppins Returns' is undoubtedly a good time in the cinemas Marshall’s Mary Poppins, played by Emily Blunt makes her grand appearance aboard a kite being chased by the Banks children after a sudden surge of wind. The P.L. Travers-penned character remains to be a well-dressed deus ex machina, as she shows up like she did in the previous film at the right 23

January 10, 2019 8:21 AM Villanueva's work-from-home bill signed into law

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed on Thursday the signing into law of his bill which allows employees in the private sector to telecommute or work-from-home. RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting - a work arrangement that allows 23

December 31, 2018 6:24 AM Senator Joel Villanueva's New Year message

The New Year marks a fresh start to do life-changing leaps not only for ourselves but also for our fellow countrymen. This past year has been filled with challenges that tested our resilience and resolve as Filipino people. Unemployment, job generation, labor abuses --these are just some of the pressing issues that we will continue to address as we head on to a full new year brimming 21

December 17, 2018 9:31 AM SM regularizes 11,660 workers in 2018 – DOLE

Meanwhile, Jollibee has regularized some 1,000 workers this year and has committed more for next year, says the Department of Labor and Employment MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, December 17, announced that the Henry Sy-owned SM Supermalls has regularized 11,660 workers this year. In a press briefing, Bello explained 26

December 5, 2018 4:11 AM Unemployment inches up in October 2018

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down According to the PSA's Labor Force Survey (LFS), the country's unemployment rate inched up to 5.1%, slightly higher than the recorded 5% in October 2017. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate or the number of people who have jobs but expressed 27

November 15, 2018 10:40 AM Villanueva's statement on Apo Cement layoffs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) should act fast and coordinate so that the layoff of around 400 employees of Apo Cement Corporation is prevented and government assistance is on-time. Just allowing the layoff to happen is an insensitive move especially now that Christmas season 23

November 14, 2018 3:32 AM Workers to get bigger 13th month pay, christmas bonus starting this year -Angara

Workers from both public and private sectors will be getting bigger 13th month pay and Christmas bonuses because of the law that raised the tax exemption cap of bonuses and benefits. Beginning this year, pursuant to Republic Act 10963, the 13th month pay and other benefits, including productivity incentives and Christmas bonuses, are exempted from tax if they do not exceed 64

November 13, 2018 12:25 AM Gatchalian calls on DepEd to expedite K-12 review, mulls probe on employability of K-12 grads

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to expedite its internal review of the K to 12 program amid continuing reports of low employment rates for graduates of the program, stressing that the review of the K to 12 curriculum is important to boost the employability of graduates. "Dahil nga ang hangarin ng K to 12 ay mas madaling 25

November 6, 2018 12:25 PM Bagong OFW e-Card, inilunsad ng OWWA

Inilunsad nitong Martes ng Overseas Welfare Administration (OWWA) ang bagong identification card para sa mga overseas Filipino worker na kapalit ng I-DOLE OFW I.D. Ang OFW e-Card ang magsisilbi umanong membership at OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate) ng mga OFW. Ang OEC ang isa sa mga dokumentong kailangan ng mga Filipino na nais magtrabaho sa ibang 24

October 16, 2018 8:39 AM Pasay prosecutor summons Trillanes to preliminary probe on sedition case

The Pasay City Prosecutors Office has summoned Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to appear at the preliminary investigation on the inciting to sedition and proposal to commit coup d’ etat case filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto “Jing” Paras and Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna. Trillanes is required to appear on Oct. 18 before 16