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Sunday, August 27, 2017

4-day Work Week Bill Now Approved By The House Of Representatives


A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the

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A  4-day work week is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours.
House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading.
The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity."
Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open.
Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.

The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.
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The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.



 According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.

A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the

A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the


A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the

A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the

A  4 day workweek is now a possibility after the House of Representatives approved  a bill that will allow employees to compress their daily work hours. House Bill 6152 is now approved on its third and final reading. The chamber said House Bill 6152 will institutionalize a compressed work week policy "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity." Now , aside from the conventional 6 days work per week, an option of making it 4 days is now open. Under the new work week option, the employees can have 4 days work per week provided that they  will increase their daily working hours to 12 hours instead of the normal 8 hours.  The Labor Code requires employees to render 40 to 48 hours a week. Under the compressed work week, employees who worked for more than the required 48 hours will receive overtime pay. The employees are also entitled to up to three days off.  "Advertisements" The necessary implementing rules and regulations will be issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment within 90 days of the law's implementation.   According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, said that there is an existing law that currently allows companies to go on a compressed work week schemes.            After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law. "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the
After being approved by the Congress,  The House and Representatives must present it together with the version from the Senate to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte to make it into a law.

However, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines oppose the said bill saying that the employees could be sick by prolonging the working hours. ECOP also said that they will appeal to the Senate and to President Duterte for the bill to be rejected.

The Senate is also making the counterpart bill for the 4-day work week. Senator Joel Villanueva said: " I think its a positive development for our workers because it  will not only help in our traffic woes but promote a work-life balance."
Employers group oppose the compressed work hours and considering to talk with President Duterte for a veto.

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