DOLE revokes PEZA deal, sets stricter labor inspection

Date Posted: January 31st, 2018 04:43 PM Prompted by incidents of fire in economic zones, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has revoked the agreement of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) ceding to the latter the authority to inspect establishments in export zones. With the move, the […]

BIR slaps Mighty Corp. with P9.5-B tax evasion suit

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday filed a P9.56-billion tax evasion suit against local cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation (MC) and four of its key officers “for unlawful possession of articles subject to excise tax without payment and for possessing false, counterfeit, restored or altered stamps in violation of provisions of the National Revenue Code.” […]

DOLE to issue new IDs to OFWs

The government is eyeing to convert the new overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) identification cards into passports for their stress-free travel. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he plans to coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the feasibility of the proposed new ID system for Filipino workers. […]

DOLE orders regularization of 9,000 PLDT employees

MANILA, July 21 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a compliance order directing the regularization of around 9,000 workers of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Incorporation after it has proven to be engaged in labor-only contracting activities. PLDT and its 45 contractors were ordered to immediately regularize 8,720 employees who […]