POEA Governing Board issues new guidelines defining high risk areas and benefits due to seafarers

“The POEA Governing Board issued GBR No. 26, Series of 2014, adopting the amended guidelines defining high-risk areas and the benefits due to seafarers in transiting in such areas after the POEA consulted manning associations, seafarers’ unions, and international shipowners’ associations, which fully support the new agreement between the social partners comprising the International Bargaining Forum,” explained Baldoz.


Medical technologist licensure examination results, September 2014

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2,986 out of 3,615 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao this September 2014.


Baldoz congratulates South Korea on 10th Anniversary celebration of the Employment Permit System

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday offered her congratulations to the government of South Korea on the occasion of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Employment Permit System (EPS), a government-to-government arrangement whereby Korean employers who fail to hire local workers are allowed to employ foreign workers in certain Korean industries.


PH second among 15 countries in terms of efficiency in sending workers to S. Korea

“The data highlights presented by the Human Resource Development Korea (HRD Korea) covering all 15 countries participating in the EPS place the Philippines in a very positive light,” said Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Hans Leo J. Cacdac in his report.


DOLE’s POLO in Lebanon repatriates 29 distressed OFWs

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Lebanon, headed by Labor Attache Bulyok Nilong, has facilitated the repatriation of 29 women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Beirut as part of the repatriation program by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for distressed OFWs.


60 hired on the spot for local and 9 for overseas employment in DOLE Region 8 special job fair

Tacloban City – Regional Director Elias A. Cayanong of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 8 yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that 60 local jobseekers were hired-on-the-spot for local employment in a job fair the regional office conducted last week as part of its employment facilitation program.


South Korea proposes increase in 2015 minimum wage

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said it is good news for Filipino workers in South Korea under the Employment Permit System the report that the South Korea Minimum Wage Council has passed a minimum wage increase of 370 Korean won, or 7.1 percent; or an hourly salary of 5,580 Korean won equivalent to US$5.5, from the 2014 minimum wage of 5,210 Korean won per hour (US$5.14).


DOLE reinstates convergent actions on MERS-CoV

In view of a recent report that some Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia have been exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday issued a memorandum directing all Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) to re-establish their respective daily monitoring systems on MERS-CoV and to undertake measures to ensure the protection of OFWs against the deadly virus.


Physician Licensure examination results, August 2014

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2,218 out of 2,730 passed the Physician Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medicine in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao last August 2014.