3 Mindanao areas must be ‘pilot provinces’ in VP poll protest

MANILA — An election lawyer on Thursday said former senator Bongbong Marcos should have considered three areas in Mindanao as pilot provinces in his recount protest. Lawyer Sixto Brillantes, also former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman, said Marcos, in his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, should have picked Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Basilan … Read More

Probationary period extension is unfavorable to workers: TUCP

MANILA — A labor group official on Tuesday said the proposal to extend the six-month probationary employment period to two years is disadvantageous to workers. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) president Raymond Mendoza said the proposed House Bill 4802, authored by Probinsiyano Party-List Rep. Jose “Bonito” Singson Jr., is very dangerous and highly disadvantageous … Read More

PH recruitment firms ordered to monitor OFWs status in HK

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has directed all recruitment agencies, which are deploying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, to monitor the status of their workers – in connection with the continuing protest actions in the Chinese territory. “All Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) deploying Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Hong Kong SAR … Read More

16 ‘tourist’ workers bound for HK, Taipei intercepted at NAIA

MANILA — A total of 16 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who attempted to leave the country by disguising themselves as tourists were recently intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Monday. BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said the passengers were stopped in two … Read More