DOLE set to issue 13th month pay computation advisory

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to come up with an advisory on the proper computation of 13th month pay for private-sector workers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“So we will issue that labor advisory to clarify exactly how much amount a worker will receive, especially now during the pandemic,” Labor Undersecretary Benjo Benavidez said in a Laging Handa briefing on Tuesday.

Benavidez added that since many workers have not reported to work and numerous establishments have either ceased or downgraded operations, the computation of the 13th month pay will be different.

“The understanding of most of our employers is that the 13th month pay is the total monthly salary of the worker but the computation of the 13th month pay is not like that because many workers did not report to work and we implemented suspensions of work. I think it is only proportionate that we have a correct computation,” he added.

Given this situation, Benavidez said it is likely that employers would spend less for the 13th month pay of their workers.

Benavidez reminded that the payment of the benefit is a statutory obligation.

Meanwhile, he said that in 2020, the agency has logged an 85 percent compliance rate of employers or companies in giving 13th month pay.

Under the law, private-sector employees have to receive their 13th month pay on or before December 24. (PNA)

DOLE chief Bello open to running for Senate as ‘substitute bet’

 October 13, 2021, 4:48 pm

MANILA – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said he is not closing his doors to running in next year’s polls, despite skipping the filing the certificate of candidacy (COC) period last week.“There is a possibility. It will depend on what… Read More

DAVAO DEL NORTE: Santo Tomas Mayor 𝗘𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝟱.𝟱 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗢𝗟𝗘-𝗧𝗨𝗣𝗔𝗗 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲

Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña received the cheque amounting to P5, 515, 184 from DOLE-TUPAD Focal Person Ms. Lalaine Apugan spearheaded by DOLE-Davao del Norte Field Office Head Ms. Lina Talingting with Mr. Dave Villegas, the Child Labor Program Focal on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at the Municipal Mayor’s Office.

Joining with her is PESO head Ms. Joy Gonzaga of which the assistance is intended for the beneficiaries of the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers program

.The said emergency employment aid will benefit vulnerable Tomasino workers in the municipality of Santo Tomas.

The assistance came after Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña pushed for the availment of the program with Santo Tomas LGU being a DOLE – Davao del Norte program partner.

This was made possible through the leadership of DOLE Secretary’s Silvestre “Bebot” Bello’s Serbisyong TUPAD at this time of pandemic.

DAVAO DEL NORTE: Santo Tomas holds livelihood orientation for 148 DoLE-TUPAD beneficiaries

To provide employment and income opportunities to all Tomasinos, 148 residents from various barangays have attended the one-day orientation of the of Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program conducted by the Santo Tomas LGU’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

The 148 beneficiaries were residents from Barangay Pantaron, New Katipunan, San Miguel, San Jose, Bobongon, Balagunan, Lunga-og, Kinamayan, Kimamon and Casig-ang.

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Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña said the Evangelista administration’s “Aksyon Sa Kabuhayan” program is part of the Santo Tomas LGU’s recovery and rehabilitation efforts particularly to those who have lost their livelihoods.

“Kining ‘Aksyon Sa Kabuhayan’ program , mao kini ang muhatag og opportunities sa atong mga Tomasino na mo-engage sila sa Santo Tomas LGU pinaagi sa skills training for self-employment or skills training for wage employment. Ginabuhat nato kini para daghang Tomasino ang mahatagan nato og serbisyo ug matabangan kay ang atong Santo Tomas LGU dili insensitive, dili bungol, sa mga sentimyento sa katawhang Tomasino,” Lapiña said. READ MORE

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DAVAO DEL NORTE: Asuncion Mayor 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝟓.𝟓𝐌 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐃𝐎𝐋𝐄

𝟏, 𝟐𝟔1 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜, 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 (𝐃𝐎𝐋𝐄), 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝟓.𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐀 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝟏, 𝟐𝟔1 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐛𝐮𝐡𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐚 𝐀𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝/𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 (𝐓𝐔𝐏𝐀𝐃) 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦.

“Sobra atong kalipay kay atoa ng ma-implement ang maong emergency employment gikan sa DOLE. Dako kining tabang sa mga Tomasino na mahatagan sila og employment opportunities ug para maka-income luyo aning pandemya. Kini tanan bunga sa atong paningkamot na makahatag og programa ug serbisyo para sa tanang Tomasino apektado aning pandemya,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said over the weekend. READ MORE

May be an image of text that says '#BAGONGSANTOTOMAS THE EVANGELISTALEGACY PUBLIC BRIEFING OFFICE THE MUNICIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 /10:00 AM MOO ourbias. MUNICIPAL TRUTH AMOTOWASDAVAODINI NEWS ALERT AKSYON SA KABUHAYAN Evangelista secures another P5.5-M 5-M emergency employment program from DOLE; 1, 261 Tomasinos seen to benefit amid raging COVID-19 pandemic AKSYON SOLUSYON Staying true to his commitment of providing em- ployment opportunities to all Tomasinos amid the raging pandemic, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has secured yet another emergency employment program from DOLE. #BAGONGSANTOTOMAS #EVANGELISTALEGACY #DISIPLINADONGTOMASINO'

BELLO seeks urgent certification of End of Endo Act

DOLE hopes Duterte will certify anew anti-endo bill as urgent

 July 21, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said it has formally asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Security of Tenure (SOT) and End of Endo Act, which seeks to end labor contractualization in the country.“I just signed the letter… Read More

4.14 MILLION jobless Filipinos as of April 2021

Gov’t strategies in place to address unemployment: Palace

 June 8, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang expressed confidence on Tuesday that the government’s three-pronged strategy would help create more job opportunities for unemployed Filipinos.This, after the country recorded around 4.14 million jobless Filipinos in April this year, higher than the 3.44… Read More

Gov’t urged to create new industries to combat unemployment

 June 8, 2021

MANILA – The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday said the government should create new and more resilient industries to reduce unemployment rates amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Albay Rep. Joey Salceda made the statement after it was reported that the April… Read More

POEA to offer 15K overseas jobs on June 12

 June 8, 2021

MANILA – Some 15,000 job opportunities abroad are available to aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the virtual jobs fair on Independence Day, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.In a Facebook video, POEA chief Bernard Olalia urged Filipinos who are… Read More