Press Release / Labor And Employment

On the Alleged Suicide of 2 OFWs in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon

Senator Joel Villanueva’s statement on the alleged suicide of two OFWs in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

On skills-ready workers for 1.1M jobs under Build, Build, Build program

Senator Joel Villanueva called on the government to address the job-skills mismatch in the country given the…

On the death of OFW Henry John Acorda

Senator Joel Villanueva’s statement on the death of OFW Henry John Acorda.

On PH’s low unemployment rate for April 2018

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the results of the survey conducted by the PSA which showed that the unemployment…

Villanueva Releases Committee Report on ‘Endo’ Bill

Senator Joel Villanueva released the committee report on Senate Bill No. 1826 or the "Security of Tenure and…

On the passage of Work-from-Home Bill in HoR

Senator Joel Villanueva statement on the passage of Work-from-Home bill in the House of Representatives.

On the passage of Work-from-Home Bill in HoR

Senator Joel Villanueva statement on the passage of Work-from-Home bill in the House of Representatives.

On signing of law curbing red tape in applying, operating businesses in PH

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the signing into law of a landmark legislation which seeks to address delays…

On bill institutionalizing social welfare attaches in countries with high concentration…

Senator Joel Villanueva sponsors a bill institutionalizing social welfare attaches in countries with high concentration…

Closing remarks on the hearing on abuses and deaths of OFWs abroad

Senator Joel Villanueva's closing remarks on the hearing on abuses and deaths of OFWs abroad.  

Transcript of interview on OFW abuses

Transcript of ambush interview with Senator Joel Villanueva on OFW abuses.

Villanueva welcomes ratification of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Bill

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the ratification of the reconciled version of the bill strengthening compliance…

Congress Bicam OKs Work Safety and Health Standards Bill

A bicameral conference committee has approved a bill strengthening compliance with occupational safety and…

On Bill Creating Central Luzon Investment Corridor

Senator Joel Villanueva seeks passage of bill creating Central Luzon as an investment corridor.

On the total lifting of deployment ban to Kuwait

Senator Joel Villanueva’s statement on the total lifting of deployment ban to Kuwait.

On Partial Lifting of Deployment Ban to Kuwait, Emphasizes Need for TESDA Certification…

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the partial lifting of the ban on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait following…

On signing of MOA for OFW protection

Senator Joel Villanueva hails signing of Memorandum of Agreement for OFW protection.  

On PH, Kuwait Agreement to Sign Deal for OFW Protection

Senator Joel Villanueva’s statement on Philippine-Kuwait agreement to sign the deal for OFW protection.

On Duterte’s Issuance of EO vs “endo”

Senator Joel Villanueva lauds Duterte’s issuance of EO vs “endo”.

Labor Day

Senator Joel Villanueva’s Labor Day message.