DOLE STATEMENT ON TUPAD PROGRAM

The Department of Labor and Employment notes with concern claims that its flagship program TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers “is being taken advantage of by some politicians.” We do not condone such activities, especially those requiring the participation of would-be beneficiaries in caravans to be able to avail of assistance under the continue reading : DOLE STATEMENT ON TUPAD PROGRAM

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DOLE BikeCINATION Project motivates workers to get vaxxed in Isabela de Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY, – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through its field office in Isabela City de Basilan in collaboration with the Office of the City Mayor, Public Employment Service Office (PESO), City Health Office (CHO) and City Information Office (CIO) distributed the eight (8) bicycles and cycling kits to selected informal sector beneficiaries continue reading : DOLE BikeCINATION Project motivates workers to get vaxxed in Isabela de Basilan

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Safety officers now mandatory in clinics, labs – DOLE

Independently operating medical, dental, lying-in, and optical clinics, including laboratories with not more than nine workers, are now required by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to have safety officers. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the requirement, which is mandated by Labor Advisory No. 20, Series of 2021, aims to further guarantee the continue reading : Safety officers now mandatory in clinics, labs – DOLE

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TUPAD beneficiaries in Sibuco encouraged to start community vegetable gardens

ZAMBOANGA CITY, November 8, 2021 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 strongly supports Sibuco Mayor Joel Ventura’s suggestion of encouraging TUPAD beneficiaries to start community gardens aside from the usual clean-up drives. This was after Mayor Ventura addressed the participants during DOLE 9’s TUPAD orientation of 316 informal sector workers in Sibuco continue reading : TUPAD beneficiaries in Sibuco encouraged to start community vegetable gardens

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DOLE 9 reaps major win in DOLE Kabuhayan Awards 2021

ZAMBOANGA CITY, November 4, 2021 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 reaffirmed its excellence in the implementation of its Kabuhayan Program when it won major and special awards in the virtual Kabuhayan Awards 2021 hosted by the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns held on November 3, 2021. The DOLE Kabuhayan Awards continue reading : DOLE 9 reaps major win in DOLE Kabuhayan Awards 2021

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Vaxxed Zambo vendors get BikeCINATION livelihood assistance from DOLE 9

ZAMBOANGA CITY, October 28, 2021 – A total of 15 home-based vendors from various barangays in Zamboanga City were among the first beneficiaries of the BikeCINATION Project of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe with Assistant RD Imelda F. Gatinao personally handed the livelihood package yesterday at the continue reading : Vaxxed Zambo vendors get BikeCINATION livelihood assistance from DOLE 9

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DOLE to employers: Observe proper holiday pay rules amid pandemic

News Release 28 October 2021 Despite the crippling impact of the COVID-19 on the economy and businesses, the labor department reminded the employers in the private sector to comply with their legal obligation in providing proper wages to their workers for the declared holidays in November 2021. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government continue reading : DOLE to employers: Observe proper holiday pay rules amid pandemic

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DOLE TUPAD Program gains traction in Zamboanga del Sur with P5.4 M payout to workers

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Informal sector workers in Zamboanga del Sur received TUPAD wages from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L Buenafe said that the DOLE Zamboanga del Sur Field Office headed by Miraflor J. Casanes facilitated the payouts of a total of continue reading : DOLE TUPAD Program gains traction in Zamboanga del Sur with P5.4 M payout to workers

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DOLE 9 rolls out BikeCINATION Project in Zamboanga Peninsula

ZAMBOANGA CITY, October 25, 2021 – Fully vaccinated informal sector workers in Zamboanga Peninsula will receive bicycles and other delivery/vending equipment and tools from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 with the launch of the BikeCINATION Project. This after the DOLE Zamboanga Sibugay Field Office (ZSFO) personnel Edyll Grace Poligrates and Jocelyn Buen continue reading : DOLE 9 rolls out BikeCINATION Project in Zamboanga Peninsula

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DOLE TUPAD intensifies in Sibugay Province

ZAMBOANGA CITY, October 25, 2021 — Following the recent visit of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, DOLE 9 continued to intensify TUPAD activities in Zamboanga Peninsula. Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers program aims to provide emergency employment to displaced workers and informal workers whose continue reading : DOLE TUPAD intensifies in Sibugay Province

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Gov’t increases allowed occupancy in business establishments

OCTOBER 25, 2021 – Business establishments allowed to open in their localities which are issued a Safety Seal will be granted an increase of 10 percentage points in operational or venue capacity with the issuance of the latest joint guidelines from five government regulatory agencies. The latest directive is contained in the “Supplemental Guidelines Relative continue reading : Gov’t increases allowed occupancy in business establishments

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