Posts Tagged Silvestre Bello III

DOLE lifts suspension of OFW deployment to Israel

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday (July 14) lifted the suspension of deployment of Filipino workers to Israel. DOLE issued a memorandum, stating that...

DOLE mulls lifting suspension of OFW deployment in Israel

Marje Pelayo   •   July 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is considering lifting the temporary suspension of the deployment of Filipino workers to Israel. According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello...

Bello wants board exam for nurses scrapped

Marje Pelayo   •   July 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III wants the board exam for newly graduated nurses to be scrapped. Bello questioned why nurses need a board exam when they have gone...

DOLE eyes expanding HCW deployment cap to 10k

Marje Pelayo   •   June 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) eyes increasing the current deployment cap on healthcare workers (HCW) to 5,000 more and make it 10,000 per year. “Naniniwala...

No deployment ban on OFWs to Israel just yet — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tensions may be escalating in Israel but the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said there is no advice yet for a deployment ban of Filipino workers...

Bello on Sinas’ request requiring police clearance for labor-related transactions: ‘More harm than good.’

Marje Pelayo   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III responded to the request of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas on the latter’s request to require national police clearances...

PH signs new labor accord with UAE; to resume deployment of household workers on March 31

Marje Pelayo   •   March 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced the signing of the historic new labor accord between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) giving greater...

OFWs for repatriation decide to stay after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot – Bello

Marje Pelayo   •   January 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reported that some overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have taken back their decision to fly home to the Philippines after getting a shot...

DOLE wants OFWs, minimum wage earners included among priorities for COVID-19 vaccine

Marje Pelayo   •   December 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage workers to be among the first to receive the vaccine for coronavirus...

Bello wants P6,000 minimum wage for all ‘kasambahays’ nationwide

Marje Pelayo   •   December 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday (December 17) hinted at a proposal to increase the minimum wage of household service workers or “kasambahays” nationwide to P6,000...

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