Forty-five (45) participants actively took part in the Assessment and Planning Workshop for the Self-Reliant Organization-Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (SRO-CARP) Project held on September 26-27, 2016 at the Apple Tree and Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental. The participants consisted of concerned DOLE Regional/provincial heads and staff, representatives from DOLE Central Office, Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)–Support Services Office, Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development, and DAR Regional/Provincial/Municipal heads and Development Facilitators.
DOLE thru BWSC spearheads the Ceremonial Signing of the IRR of R.A. 10524, an Act expanding the positions reserved for PWDs
NEDA, Pasig City - On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) spearheaded the ceremonial signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10524, an Act expanding the positions reserved for Persons with Disability (PWDs), amending for the purpose R.A. No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability.
More than 200 workers in the informal sector consisting of representatives from the different workers and advocate groups participated in the Workers in the Informal Economy (WIE) Labor Day Celebration last May 18, 2016 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City.
Just recently, Honorable Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz signed Department Order No. 114 –A, series of 2016, Amending Department Order No. 114-11 (Amended Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 6982), increasing the amount of maternity and death benefits under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the Sugar Industry. The amount of cash benefits has been increased from Php2,000.00 to Php5,000.00 for maternity benefit, and from Php7,000.00 to Php10,000.00 for death benefit. Said assistance is in addition to the existing benefits granted by law (e.g. SSS, PhilHealth) or collective bargaining agreements.