Senate bill filed to penalize employers for “unli work”

Senate bill filed to penalize employers for “unli work”

Sen. Francis N. Tolentino (file) Employers who require their employees to work, attend face-to-face or virtual meetings, and/or answer emails even beyond the official working hours or during weekends, holidays and vacation leaves will get penalized if a Senate bill is...
Bill moving BARMM polls to 2025 passes 2nd reading at Senate

Bill moving BARMM polls to 2025 passes 2nd reading at Senate

A bill seeking to postpone the first regular elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is one step closer for the Senate’s final approval.Voting 18-1 with two abstentions, Senators of Wednesday passed on second reading Senate Bill No....
OSG’s 2021 foreign travel budget questioned

OSG’s 2021 foreign travel budget questioned

Senator Francis Tolentino With international travel limited by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, a senator blasted the Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) request to increase its foreign travel budget for 2021. Senator Francis Tolentino...
PhilHealth’s collapse feared by senators

PhilHealth’s collapse feared by senators

As contributions drop as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and benefit payouts continue to increase, state-run medical insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) could reach the end of its actuarial life next year and totally collapse in 2022.During...
Senators praise resumption of VFA

Senators praise resumption of VFA

By Rommel F. Lopez Several senators on Wednesday lauded the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the Philippine government’s decision to suspend the VFA...