Press Release / Labor And Employment

Protection and Job Security for AFP Reservists

Senator Joel Villanueva sought the protection and job security of AFP reservists who are called to fulfill…

"No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers" -Villanueva

Senator Joel Villanueva scrutinized the government’s labor protection policies for overseas Filipino…

Senate Approval of Safer Workplace Bill on Third Reading

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the Senate's approval on third and final reading of Senate Bill No. 1317 or…

Valentine Gift to Workers -- A Safer Workplace For All

The Senate on Valentine's Day passed on second reading Senate Bill No. 1317 or “An Act Strengthening…

Lauds Signing of Law Declaring August 25 as National Tech-Voc Day

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded the signing of Republic Act No. 10970 declaring August 25 of every year as National…

Bill Punishing Violators of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Hurdles Senate…

Senators finished the period of interpellation on Senate Bill No. 1317 or “An Act Strengthening Compliance…

On 2nd Reading of 'Handbook for OFWs Bill' to Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded the Senate approval on second reading of a bill that seeks to mandate the POEA…

Urges DOLE to Prepare Contingency Plan for OFWs Who may be Affected by Deployment…

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the DOLE to prepare its contingency plan for the OFWs who may be affected by…

Senate Committee on Labor Tackles Bills Granting Additional Leave Benefits to Employees

The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva…

Hails Signing of Law Institutionalizing "Philippine Qualifications Framework

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Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the signing into law of a landmark legislation that seeks to institutionalize…

Calls on DOH to Recognize TESDA-Trained Therapists, Simplify "No License, No…

Senator Joel Villanueva called on the DOH to simplify its licensure regulations for massage therapists following…

On Exempting Fresh Grads from Paying Government Fees Moves to Senate Plenary

Senator Joel Villanueva sponsored Senate Bill No. 1629 or the “First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act"…

Senate Approves Villanueva's Service Charge Bill on Final Reading

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill which would allow restaurant and hotel employees 100…

Senate Oks PQF to Address Job Mismatch

The Senat approved on third and final reading a bill which would institutionalize the Philippine Qualifications…

The 84th DOLE Anniversary

Senator Joel Villanueva joined President Rodrigo Duterte, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, at the 84th…

Service Charge Bill Passes on Second Reading

The Senate passed on second reading Senate Bill No. 1299. Villanueva, principal author and sponsor of the…

Bill mandating establishments to give 100% of tips to employees moves to Senate…

Senator Joel Villanueva presented to the plenary Senate Bill No. 1299 or “An Act Providing that 100%…

On NAIA's Move to End the Practice of 'ENDO'

Senator Joel Villanueva applauded the recent move of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to end the…

100% of Tips, Service Charge Collected in Establishments Should Go to Workers

Under Senate Bill No. 1299 or “An Act Providing That 100% of the Service Charge Collected…

On the Swift Passage of Magna Carta of Seafarers

With their hard-earned professionalism and sacrifices as they face daily risks at sea, our Filipino seafarers…