Spox Roque tells market operators to implement social distancing or face closure

Operators of flea markets should seriously implement social distancing rules or risk being closed, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said today in his media briefing. The warning comes a day after the Department of Health urged shoppers to stay away from crowded areas such as Divisoria in Manila, where there is a high possibility of getting ...

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Bureau of Immigration allows entry of foreign investors into PH

Bureau of Immigration allows entry of foreign investors into PH

Foreign investors are now allowed to enter the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration announced over the weekend. “Effective immediately, treaty traders and treaty...

The PH Central Bank changed its logo and Filipinos are not having it

The PH Central Bank changed its logo and Filipinos are not having it

Filipinos are an artistic group of people, but when it comes to designing logos, our government appears to fail spectacularly at it (remember the controversial Southeast Asian...

Swedish brand Ikea to hire almost 500 workers for world’s largest store in PH

Swedish brand Ikea to hire almost 500 workers for world’s largest store in PH

Here’s some good news to brighten up your intense week. Swedish retailer Ikea, which is set to open its first Philippine store sometime next year, is planning to hire 496...

Foodpanda delivery men protest against app’s alleged unfair labor practices in Manila

Foodpanda delivery men protest against app’s alleged unfair labor practices in Manila

At least 100 riders of food delivery app Foodpanda converged yesterday in front of the Department of Labor and Employment in Manila to protest against what they alleged was the...

#BoycottSunnies: Georgina Wilson’s eyewear company accused of failing to pay ex-employees

#BoycottSunnies: Georgina Wilson’s eyewear company accused of failing to pay ex-employees

Sunnies Studios, an eyewear company founded by model Georgina Wilson and other celebrities, has found itself in hot water after allegations have surfaced that it had exploited its...

Duterte fans boycott cosmetics firm after founder blasts gov’t typhoon response

Duterte fans boycott cosmetics firm after founder blasts gov’t typhoon response

Fans of President Rodrigo Duterte, known as the Duterte Diehard Supporters (DDS), have been calling for the boycott of local brand Colourette Cosmetics after its founder blasted...

Labor Dep’t mulls possibility of subsidizing 13th-month pay as more Filipino firms lose money

Labor Dep’t mulls possibility of subsidizing 13th-month pay as more Filipino firms lose money

The Department of Labor and Employment is considering the possibility of asking the Duterte administration to subsidize the 13th-month pay of workers who are employed by “in...

Make It Rain: Pay out of 13th-month cannot be deferred, says Roque

Make It Rain: Pay out of 13th-month cannot be deferred, says Roque

The release of the 13th-month pay cannot be deferred, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said today after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that he is mulling the...

30,000 BPO jobs await migrant Pinoy workers displaced by pandemic

30,000 BPO jobs await migrant Pinoy workers displaced by pandemic

At least 30,000 jobs in the business process outsourcing industry (BPO) await overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official...


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