Canada reforms caregiver program; promises faster action on applications for permanent residence

The LCP, now the Caregiver Program, enables Canadian employers to recruit foreign nationals to live and work in their homes to provide childcare or home support for senior citizens or Canadians with disabilities when there are no Canadians or permanent residents to fill available positions. After two years of work, caregivers have the option to apply for permanent residence.

DOLE honors 4th SEnA awardees [full list of winners]

“We should have in have in mind and in our hearts the plight of workers and the small employers. Ito ang puso ng labor justice–those who have in life, should have more in law.” — DOLE Secretary Baldoz, explaining that the core of the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) is plain and simple labor justice.

DOLE-Caraga gathers partners to bring Christmas cheer to 70 child laborers

Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz joined the officials and staff of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga Regional Office in bringing Christmas cheer to 70 child laborers in Barangay Dumalagan in Butuan City, an activity, which formed part of the DOLE’s 81st Foundation Anniversary on December 8, 2014.

U.S. DOL: PH only Asia-Pacific country, which made significant efforts against worst forms of child labor

The Philippines is the only country in Asia and the Pacific Region, which received an assessment of “significant advancement” for making several tangible efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. This is according to the United States’ Department of Labor [U.S. DOL] study, “2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.”

DOLE directs attached agencies to provide assistance to families of seafarers of sunk Korean fishing vessel

Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the last leg of her official visit to the six countries comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council, yesterday expressed concern over the plight of ten Filipino seafarers who were reported missing at sea following an accident which caused the sinking of the Korean fishing vessel, Oriong 501 on Monday.

Results for the Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination, November 2014

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 132 out of 282 passed the Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Aeronautical Engineering in Manila this November 2014.

Over 200,000 OFWs to benefit from UK’s new minimum wage rates

Over 200,000 overseas Filipino workers are to benefit from the new national minimum wage rates the UK’s Low Pay Commission has recommended for workers in the United Kingdom, and which took effect on October 1, 2014, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday.