The committee on labor and employment chaired by Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles has given the go signal to a proposed law that would lower the retirement age of surface mine workers from 60 to 50 to reduce their exposure to risks and various job-related hazards.
The labor committee of the House of Representatives has approved a measure that aims to improve the access of job seekers to employment and livelihood opportunities by expanding the role of local government units in operating Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) nationwide.
Representative Roy Seneres (OFW Family partylist) is pushing for the passage of a measure that would disallow the collection of any fee from departing overseas Filipino workers as a precondition for them to leave the country.
The responsibility of providing health and social welfare services should be re-centralized and reverted to the national government due to rising health care costs that many local government units (LGUs) cannot afford, Representative Magnolia Rosa Antonino-Nadres said.
Partylist lawmaker Jesulito Manalo, along with three other congressmen, have sought an investigation into the plight of depositors of small banks ordered permanently closed by the Monetary Board in the past 16 years.