Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to the Republic of the Philippines as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Philippines: Duterte signs law protecting workers’ safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Law (OSHB) has now been signed by the President …

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Philippines: Labour-only contracts

The state President Rodrigo Duterte has responded to pressures concerning “labour-only contracts” (LOCs) by drawing up an executive order …

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Philippines: Senate approves national ID system law

The Senate has now passed the Philippine Identification System Act 2018 …

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Philippines: Firms urged to comply with data privacy law

The deadline set by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) for implementing the new Data Protection Act (RA 10173) has now passed …

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Philippines: 2016 Survey of employment statistics on agency-hired workers

According to latest figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority, in 2016, 54% of the estimated 31,277 establishments with at least 20 workers have employees hired through staffing agencies …

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Philippines: New tax laws

A raft of tax laws that are due to come into force this month increase the tax-free element of annual personal incomes from P10,000 (US$199) to P250,000 (US$4997), but increase the top marginal rate of tax from 32% to 35% …

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Philippines: 13th month bonus

With year-end approaching all employers will need to prepare for payment of the annual 13th month bonus …

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Philippines: Penalty for late payment

In order to encourage payroll companies to pay employees on time a parliamentary Bill proposes a P100,000 (US$1,937) penalty for late payment …

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Philippines: Entry visas at the airport for Chinese

Chinese nationals may now apply for landing visas at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for an initial authorized stay of 30 days and an extension up to a maximum period of six months in Philippines …

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Philippines: Public holidays for 2018

The Philippines government has issued a new proclamation setting out an entitlement to 10 regular holidays and 8 additional special non-working days in 2018 …

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Philippines: Labour growth

Labour growth in the national capital region stood at 3 …

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Philippines: Labour-only contract ban

Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III has placed a total ban on labour-only contracting, and endo schemes …

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Philippines: Annual bonus payments

Over the year to July 2016 private sector total compensation in the Philippines grew by an average of 5% …

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Philippines: Draft age discrimination law overtaken by new presidency

A draft Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act has now passed its third and final reading in the Philippines Senate …

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Philippines: Proposed law to extend maternity leave approved

A proposed law that would extend paid maternity leave from 60 to 100 days has been approved by the Philippines House of Representatives Women and Gender Equality Committee and four senate committees …

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