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Saturday, August 26, 2017

DOLE Prohibits Wearing Of High Heels At Work ; Dasmariñas City Government Prohibits Motorcycle Riders From Wearing A Helmet


The Department of Labor and Employment prohibits the compulsory wearing of high heels at work. They also ordered giving a paid break for the workers who are standing for two hours straight 
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III already signed a department order  that prohibits mandatory wearing of high heels especially for the jobs that require prolonged standing.
Under the department order, mandating the workers to wear any  shoes with heels higher than an inch.
The employers also has to give  a paid 15-minute break for the workers who is already standing for two hours straight. The 15 minute break must not be deducted to their salary if they took a break for 15 minutes.
According to a study made by Bureau of working conditions (BWC) standing for more than 2 hours straight can have adverse effect on our health, and could be worsen by wearing high heeled shoes.

 Dr. Teresita Cucueco of BWC, explained that prolonged standing can cause different problems in the spine, joints and the legs.

 Alliance of Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said that the department order is a great for  help sales ladies, waitresses, lady guards and others.

Employers' Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), said that the 15 minute break for the employees has long been existing. 

The department order from DOLE will begin  its effectivity after the 15-day publication. It could be amended if anybody from  the group of employers or the workers would have suggestions for improvement of the said department order, according to DOLE.

Meanwhile, the local government of the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite prohibited starting Friday, the wearing of helmet among motorcycle riders in the light of a series of shooting incident perpetrated by unidentified gunman on a motorcycle. 

 Resolution 153 of the City Government restricted wearing of helmets,bonnets, ski masks, and other sort to cover the faces of those who are driving the motorcycle or the back rider. 

 The speed limit for motorcycles is also limited to 20 to 40 kilometers per hour and using damaged and unreadable plate numbers are not allowed.

The resolution covers all streets in Dasmariñas except Aguinaldo Highway, Governor's Drive and the Paliparan-Salawag-Molino Road.

Dasmariñas Mayor Elpidio Barzaga said in a statement that the resolution is based on the recommendation of  the Liga ng mga Barangay, Peace and Order Council and the police to address the crime involving "riding-in-tandem" who victimize bystanders.

In a social media post, Mayor Barzaga provided his mobile number as well as the numbers of police officers whom the public can contact in case of emergency. A P500,000 reward will also be given to those who will provide information that may lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

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