• 04 May 2015
MANILA, May 4 --  More than 11,000 jobseeekers found jobs during the simultaneously held   job fairs  in many parts of the country on Friday, Labor Day .“These 11,154 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) when they visited the job fairs,” said Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, after she received a report on the results of the job fairs from the Bureau of Local Employment. “This number translates to 20.8 percent HOTS rate, which exceeded our target of 20 percent,” she added. Last year, the DOLE target for HOTS in all its job fairs was only 15 percent. The hired-on-the-spot rate is arrived at by dividing the number of applicants hired by the number of qualified applicants. The BLE report showed that there were 71,922 job applicants who registered for the 56 job fairs, 32,439 of whom were male and 39,483 were female. Of the registered applicants, 53,751 were qualified and referred for outright interview. Also, 1,405 applicants were referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for further skills training, while 226 were referred to the appropriate DOLE region or bureau for livelihood assistance. Region 3 has ...Read more

Palace remains hopeful Congress will enact the Bangsamoro Basic Law

 CENTRAL  04 May 2015
MANILA, May 4 --  Malacanang is hopeful  that both the Senate and the House of Representatives will consider passing  Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)  into law.The Senate  will  resumes its discussion on the BBL this week,   "Umaasa po ang ating pamahalaan sa pangunguna ng Pangulo na bibigya ...Read more

More Filipinos from Libya and Syria set to arrive in PH this week  

 CENTRAL  04 May 2015
MANILA, May 4 -- Seventy-nine (79) Filipino repatriates from Libya and Syria are expected to arrive in the Philippines this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Sixteen (16) Filipinos from Syria who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP) will arrive at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow, May ...Read more