Awesome News: When the DOLE and DTI Listen to Feedback and Issue a Quick Clarification on COVID-19 Testing

Quick Feedback After the Backlash (Yay!) After issuing the DOLE and DTI  Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 last August 15 afternoon, the two were quick to listen to the constructive feedback of everybody else (Thank you, you guys!) and immediately issued a clarificatory statement regarding two questionable issues I had with the original […]

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HR Talk: 8 Questions from the DTI and DOLE Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Answered so You Don’t Have to Read the 22-Page Document Dropped Last August 15

The DOLE and DTI released the following Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 (DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A-3) last August 15 afternoon and created a big ruckus in the Philippine business and HR community for being non strategic, not friendly to businesses, and impracticality. Reading through 22 pages of it, I realized […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions That Many Angry Employees Ask During the Pandemic Answered

Especially with the pandemic ongoing, so many companies are undergoing a lot of turmoil. Many employees has been on forced leave since ECQ hit last March 16. Many companies are still operating at 50% to 70% capacity and have no clue what to do with all of the extra headcount. They don’t know if they […]

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HR Talk: Why HR Should Be the Voice of Calm

We should look at the facts when we deal with COVID-19. HR Managers should be that source of calm in the tumultuous pandemic. Especially now there is a crisis, we should be well informed on the invisible enemy we are facing, and how we should react when one of our employees become COVID-19 positive. At […]

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HR Talk: Top 10 Questions Re: SSS Sickness Benefit Answered

What happens when you get sick? Uso na ang COVID-19 positive ngayon. At 95,000 confirmed cases, you will meet a suspected COVID-19 patient as you go on your daily lives. Everywhere I look, someone is positive. Too Many People are Contracting COVID-19 My aunt’s adopted son was tested positive of COVID-19. He is a BPO […]

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HR Talk: What to Do When A Worker is Positive? Where to Get Swab Tested?

If you have a suspected positive case, you need a confirmatory RT-PCR to see if he’s positive or not. Reiterating, here’s the DOLE and DTI Health Guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19: The rapid test and swab test should be at company’s expense. Based on Labor Advisory No. 18, Series of 2020, bawal po i-charge […]

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10 Questions Answered on the Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases and How We Are Approaching It

I’m sorry for not posting as much as I should. To give you an update, a lot of friends and relatives are testing positive for COVID-19  this week, and has been confirmed with RT-PCR. So I have been very busy helping them lead through what may seem like a tumultuous period in their mind. For […]

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3rd E-Series of Create. Modern Taoke: Richwell Global, Joy Nostalg and Ever Bilena

Last July 24, Globe myBusiness in cooperation with CHiNOY TV organized this wonderful talk featuring four entrepreneurs in three distinct businesses: Hosted by Ms. Valerie Tan, this Modern Taoke episode featured the following entrepreneurs:           1. Ms. Myrna Yao of Rich Fund Global             2. Mr. Jacinto […]

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HR Talk: 13 Questions Answered about the 105-Day Maternity Leave Law (And an Excel Calculator to Compute Mat Ben)

The RA No. 11210 105-Day Maternity Leave Law is one of the most highly celebrated laws passed by the Duterte government last 2019. Despite the hoopla surrounding this law, so many people are still confused about its application, specifically how the maternity benefit is computed. Even as I’ve browsed through multiple articles, so many writers […]

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HR Talk: Why Do We Need to Pick our Employers Well? And How to Compute for Retirement (And Separation Pay)

More than ever, an employee must take special care in finding an employer he/she would want to serve with. If I were an employee, the ECQ would have been an eye opener. Not only does it shed light to the type of lifestyle I am having — whether I’m too magastos or kuripot for my […]

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