Economy

18 September 2020

  • Bill widens entry to Tesda skills and development programs
    TO help bridge the country’s skills gap, a lawmaker on Thursday filed a bill providing universal access to skills training and creation of a national skills development program. In House Bill 7671, or the proposed 21st Century Skills Act, House Committee on Ways and Means and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said his bill seeks to […]
  • DOLE eyes employment for 700,000 displaced informal sector workers under Bayanihan 2
    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is targeting to provide emergency employment to a new batch of 700,000 displaced informal sector workers under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2. In an online briefing on Thursday, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) Director Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said the figures represent the estimated […]
  • Solons push 4-point agenda to revive public transport, boost NCR economy
    House leaders Tuesday pushed for the revival of public transportation in Metro Manila as they revealed that 1.7 million workers are stranded every day in the National Capital Region (NCR). In a joint statement, House Committee on Economic Affairs Chairman Sharon Garin, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Joey Salceda, House economic cluster co-chairman […]
  • Bahrain reopens recruitment for Filipino domestic workers
    Bahrain has reopened its door for Filipinos and other migrant household service workers (HSWs). This after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported that the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain has resumed the recruitment of foreign HSWs on Monday. Citing the report of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) […]
  • SBMA restarts P122.7-million rehab of security fence, perimeter road
    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in public works projects, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has resumed the rehabilitation of a perimeter fence and perimeter road dating back to US Navy days  to improve the security of this leading business and industrial zone. The two projects worth a total of P122.7 million were […]

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