Villanueva airs concern for MSMEs

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:49:11 +0000

SEN. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva on Sunday expressed concern over the ability of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector to maintain jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. The senator, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, said MSMEs “need lifeline to weather Covid-19 crisis.” He noted that MSMEs employed some 5.7 million workers in 2018, according to data […]

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Sen. Go: DoF, BIR agree ‘in principle’ to extend tax deadline

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 01:06:03 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said on Thursday that the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) agreed in principle to his appeal to extend by one month the deadline of the filing of the Income Tax Returns  (ITRs).“After discussing the matter with President Rodrigo Duterte and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez […]

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Simplify, privatize PCSO operations – Gatchalian

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:32:28 +0000

Simplify, privatize PCSO operations – Gatchalian

To combat corruption within the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian proposed on Monday that the agency’s operations be “simplified” and “privatized.”

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Senate ‘ready’ to deliberate on bill seeking 14th month pay — Villanueva

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:43:55 +0000

The Senate labor committee is open and “ready to hear” the measure seeking to require the private sector to pay their employees 14th month pay, Senator Joel Villanueva said Monday.

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Bolster K-12 program to address jobs-skills mismatch in PH – Villanueva

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:24:27 +0000

Bolster K-12 program to address jobs-skills mismatch in PH – Villanueva

Senator Joel Villanueva has underscored the need to strengthen the K-12 curriculum to address the issue of jobs-skills mismatch and underemployment in the country. 

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3 senators want to head education committee – Sotto

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 10:15:57 +0000

3 senators want to head education committee – Sotto

MANILA, Philippines — Three senators want to get elected as chair of the Senate Committee on Education in the 18th Congress, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday. In an interview over AM radio station DWIZ, Sotto the three contenders as Senators Joel Villanueva and Sherwin Gatchalian and Senator-elect Pia Cayetano. Sotto said Cayetano […]

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3 senators committed to passing security of tenure bill – Bello

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 10:56:31 +0000

3 senators committed to passing security of tenure bill – Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday that he had already secured the commitment of three senators to pass the security of tenure (SOT) bill by the end of the 17th Congress.

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Lawmaker upbeat on approval of security of tenure bill

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 07:29:26 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – As the nation observed Labor Day on Wednesday, Senator Joel Villanueva said he is optimistic that the Senate will push for the passage of the bill that will put an end to contractualization in the country once Congress resumes session after the May 13 elections.

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