Life Talk: When Your Husband Loses Your Jewelry

Two weeks ago, my husband and I went to St. Luke’s QC for my chest x-ray. mindt I My OB suspected I had pneumonia since my left chest painfully ached when I coughed. I was experiencing extreme fatigue and would sleep the whole day. I coughed every time I would get out of bed. Because […]

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HR Talk: Did You Know SSS Provides Funeral Benefits (It’s Php 20,000 to 40,000!)?

Did you know that SSS provides Funeral Benefits to its Members? One of the not-so-much-talked-about benefits is the Funeral Benefits provided by our Social Security System (SSS). From August 2015, deceased members can receive a Php 20,000 to Php 40,000 funeral benefit from the SSS, depending on how their Average Monthly Salary Credit (AMSC), which […]

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Opinion Only: Do I Think Filipino Employees in General are Underpaid?

I used to think Filipino employees were way way way underpaid. But when I worked here vs. overseas, I realized why the relatively lower salaries: 1. ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL) IS A CONSTANT PROBLEM Hindi papasok kasi walang magaalaga ng anak. Gusto mag give up agad. Magprovince daw bukas, etc. Overseas, NOBODY knows what AWOL […]

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HR Talk: Top 15 Questions Answered Re: the Employee Compensation Program (Where You Get Paid If You Get Sick/Injured/Die At Work)

The Employee Compensation Program and its Many Benefits Everyone talks about the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) but stays mum about the Employee Compensation (EC) Program. When I started this subject, I was surprised on how so much information are out there about many benefits the EC Program, but the information is annoyingly kalat kalat, […]

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HR Talk: Can You Terminate Staff During the Pandemic (And Not Pay Separation Pay)?

Quick and Short Answer: Rule of Thumb: There are two distinct type of Terminations — 1) Termination for Just Causes, and 2) Termination for Authorized Causes. So this blog post will summarize the different ways you can properly terminate a staff in the Philippines as follows: What is Just Causes of Termination? How Can Companies […]

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10 Reasons Why Employees Rant to Social Media than to their HR

Hanap ng kakampi: If they get support online, bigger chance to legitimate their case. Ayaw mapahiya: They also want to double check if may laban talaga ang reklamo nila. Natatakot mabara: At least pag binara ka sa socmed, it’s relatively anonymous. Ayaw mo ding kasi lagi magtanong ng question na silly. Easier: Minsan, may HR […]

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HR Talk: How to Enroll Your Bank Details onto mySSS

You might have received the following email from SSS regarding the need to register your bank account to SSS online last December 2020: The email read as follows: Dear Sir/Madam: In an effort to protect members against unauthorized access to their My.SSS accounts for fraudulent enrollment of bank details and unauthorized filing of benefit/loan applications, […]

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HR Talk: Top 13 Questions Answered on the New SSS Mandatory Provident Fund (AKA WISP) Program

Everyone may have been dismayed to learn that SSS will increase their contributions required from BOTH Employers and Employees by 13% starting from January 2021. This should be of no surprise as SSS is only following the increase of contribution that was scheduled since 2018 as stated via the Republic Act No. 11199 or the […]

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HR Talk: Can Companies REALLY Extend Floating Status For A Year?

The DOLE Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020, which dropped just last October 26, caused a lot of confusion in the HR space. Personally, I found the Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020 weird since paragraphs over paragraphs are in BOLD and ALL CAPITAL as if someone in DOLE has been shouting their […]

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