Senators started filing their priority bills last July 1, 2019, before the formal opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives on July 22. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was the first to file, with the 14th Month Pay bill being the highlight of the advanced filing of priority bills.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
A total of 24 distressed female Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) received livelihood starter kits with hair and makeup products and Skills Training from a local hair salon under the “Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay” Program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).
DOLE and DTI will host the latest job and business fairs to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with the theme “Kalayaan 2018: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamayan.” Different employers are on the lookout for local and overseas workers.
The Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1826, a bill that aims to end illegal contractualization on May 22. The “Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018” will introduce amendments and new provisions to the Labor Code of the Philippines to prohibit the practice of endo and grant workers with work security.
On May 14, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned companies in Central Visayas to only employ workers from legitimate contractors and subcontractors. DOLE has been strictly monitoring companies conducting labor contracting, also known as “Endo” (end of contract).
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) seeks to penalize companies in the Philippines hiring illegal foreign workers. This follows from the government’s completion of a new set of rules to combat illegal work migrants owing to concerns on tax evasion and dwindling job opportunities for Filipinos.