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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, January 10, 2011
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DSWD to release P106 million
for Negros cash transfer project

The Department of Social Welfare and Development will release this month a total of P106,887,300 for beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program in Negros Occidental, a government press release said.

Records of the DSWD Field Office VI show that the fund covers eight cities and 12 municipalities in Negros Occidental covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, that is now officially referred to as “Pantawid Pamilya.”

DOLE steps up efforts for
bonus compliance

Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the deadline for the mandatory payment of the 13th month pay lapsed two weeks ago, but DOLE regional offices have been stepping up efforts to demand compliance with this general labor standard, a press release from the agency said.

This was prompted by numerous complaints received by the DOLE from workers all over the country, the press release said.

Baldoz said they received a lot of calls and complaints, so on December 30, she issued a directive to all our regional directors to report on the complaints about the non-payment of the 13th month pay.

Labor law exemptions
for investors bucked

Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has bucked proposals that would exempt large-scale investors from complying with labor laws and standards, including minimum wages for needy or poor workers, a DOLE press release said.

Baldoz was reacting to an online article which proposed the setting-up of special labor employment zones in very poor regions of the country, where large scale investors can engage in business and be exempted from compliance with labor laws, including minimum wages, in order to accelerate the country’s economic growth.

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