Posts Tagged Joel Villanueva

Villanueva hails ratification of Labor Education Bill as ‘golden opportunity’ for harmony in the workplace

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva has hailed the Senate ratification of the Labor Education Bill, saying it is a “golden opportunity” for harmony in the workplace. Under the said...

Villanueva calls for review of deployment protocols to curb OFW abuses

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — In order to curb cases of abused Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Senator Joel Villanueva has proposed the review of protocols on the deployment of workers. Villanueva, chair...

DOLE urged to issue clear rules upholding workers’ rights vs ‘no vaccine, no work’ policy

Robie de Guzman   •   March 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue clear guidelines as he warned against discriminating workers who opt out...

Senate rules panel OKs hearings on bills seeking creation of new gov’t departments

Robie de Guzman   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Rules has given its go-signal to the chamber’s committees to proceed with deliberations on bills proposing the creation of new government departments. In...

PH gov’t urged to draw up ‘clear-cut’ list of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday called on the government’s task force on COVID-19 response to start drawing up a ‘clear-cut’ master list of beneficiaries while negotiations are...

Sen. Villanueva, manufacturers to appeal against the total firecracker ban

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva and other firecracker manufacturers are appealing against President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to totally ban firecrackers in the country. The senator said the industry has...

Villanueva hopes Duterte SONA will tackle massive job creation for workers displaced by pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   July 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday expressed his hope that President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss in his upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) the plan of the...

Gov’t urged to restore TESDA’s scholarship fund for workers displaced by pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday called on the national government to restore the funding of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) scholarship programs to help...

PH gov’t urged to prioritize plight of workers in economic recovery plan

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the national government to include the welfare of workers among its top priorities in creating a recovery plan for the country amid...

DOLE, employers reminded to get workers’ consent on any wage adjustment

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker on Wednesday called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to keep a close watch on employers who have implemented salary adjustment and resorted...

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