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DOLE: No Exemption, No Deferment on 13th Month Pay

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in an update, has officially announced that employers cannot be exempted or defer the provision of the 13th-month pay to its employees. In the Labor Advisory No. 28 signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the agency stressed that “no request or application for exemption from payment of… Continue reading DOLE: No Exemption, No Deferment on 13th Month Pay

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House to Submit Proposed P4.5-T Budget by October 28

In an update, the House of Representatives will submit the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for the year 2021 to the Senate by October 28 as required by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, according to House Appropriations Panel Chairman Eric Yap. Yap made the statement after Senators warned that submission beyond October 28 will result… Continue reading House to Submit Proposed P4.5-T Budget by October 28

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Lapid Lobbies for No Expiration of Unused Internet Data

Senator Manuel ‘Lito’ Lapid has recently filed Senate Bill 1880, otherwise known as the “Roll-Over Internet Act’. The bill seeks to require internet service providers (ISPs) to automatically roll over unused internet data from promos. "It is therefore imperative that the government enact and implement policies, measures, and strategies to address this connectivity problem and… Continue reading Lapid Lobbies for No Expiration of Unused Internet Data

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Cayetano Makes Statement Regarding Resignation

Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tendered his resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives. This, after House Members were ratifying the election of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco as replacement. Here, Cayetano took to Facebook to air his sentiments regarding his recent resignation. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a… Continue reading Cayetano Makes Statement Regarding Resignation

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Palace: 13th Month Pay Cannot Be Deferred

Malacañang, in an update, reiterates that the law on the grant of the yearly incentive remains in effect. According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the 13th month pay cannot be deferred until there is a new law. “Let the Department of Labor and Employment study it. But in my opinion, that cannot be deferred until… Continue reading Palace: 13th Month Pay Cannot Be Deferred

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Rep. Alan Cayetano Resigns as House Speaker

In an update, Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tendered his resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives. This, after House Members were ratifying the election of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco as a replacement. “Verbally, I am tendering my irrevocable resignation as the speaker of the House. Pakiusap ko sa aking mga kasama, 3… Continue reading Rep. Alan Cayetano Resigns as House Speaker

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Pre-Registration for National ID Starts

In an update, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has started the pre-registration for the national ID system. According to deputy national statistician and Assistant Secretary Rosalinda Bautista, personnel from the PSA will be visiting around five million households in different parts of the country until December 30 – personnel will start in areas with low… Continue reading Pre-Registration for National ID Starts

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Possible Deferment of 13th Month Pay Says DOLE

In an update via PhilStar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III shared that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is speculating on the possible deferment in granting the 13th-month pay. According to Bello, it would be a considerable option for employees that just exempting distressed establishments from granting the benefit. "Instead of not paying, why don't… Continue reading Possible Deferment of 13th Month Pay Says DOLE

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Duque: ‘We’re not going for zero COVID’

In an update via GMA News Online, Health Secretary Franscisco Duque III made a statement saying the country is not going for zero cases of COVID-19 but for a lower number of cases. It may be recalled that last Sunday (October 04), the COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country was 322,497 with 3,190 new infections.… Continue reading Duque: ‘We’re not going for zero COVID’

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Banning Facebook in PH Possible Says Tech Expert

According to tech expert Art Samaniego, via ABS CBN News, it is in fact possible that the country can ban Facebook, should the government order telecommunication companies to do so. “Technically, puwede. Utusan ko lang si Globe, si PLDT Smart, at the DITO na i-block si Facebook at ma block na ‘yan. Pero hindi siya… Continue reading Banning Facebook in PH Possible Says Tech Expert