Press Release / Labor And Employment

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…

Senate Tackles Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements

Under SBN 1571, employers and employees are given an option to implement any type of flexible working arrangement…

Villanueva Bats for Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements Including 4-day Workweek…

Lubos na makatutulong po ito lalo na sa mga manggagawa natin na lagi nalang naiipit sa matinding trapik papunta…

Villanueva Seeks to Exempt Fresh Grads, Dropouts from Paying Government Fees for…

I hope that with the passage of this measure, we would be able to help our young people enter the country’s…

Villanueva Hails Senate Approval of ILO Convention Protecting Public Workers' Right…

"It is merely continuing our avowed commitment to strengthen and protect our workers which include the civil…

Creation of a Separate Department for OFWs Meant to Provide Stronger Support to…

“Again, the establishment of a Department of Migration or Department of OFWs is not to push our kababayan…

ILO Convention 151 Ratification Strengthens Commitment to Empower Civil Servants

The approval of ILO Convention 151 serves as a fitting recognition to the dedication of our country’s…

Over 17,000 jobs await Filipinos in UK

On his meeting with officials from the United Kingdom, Senator Joel Villanueva has learned that more than 17,000…

Occupational Safety, Workers' Right to Self-organize, and Wage Rationalization

"I believe that non-compliance with occupational safety and health standards is a crime, it's a reckless endangerment…

Work-from-home Bill Hurdles Period of Interpellation

Senators on Wednesday night finished the period of interpellations on Senate Bill No. 1363 or the "Telecommuting…

Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Tulong Trabaho Act

Our goal: spread the idea that tech-voc graduates can have a better chance in finding jobs while addressing…

Urge Gov't to Prioritize Labor Measures Amid Unemployment Rate Increase

Villanueva reiterates his call for the urgent passage of the labor measures he has authored including Senate…

Push for Free Tech-Voc Education

Senator Joel Villanueva tackled a proposed measure providing free access to programs and training of the Technical…

Sponsorship Speech on Bill Declaring August 25th as National Tech-Voc Day

Ang observance ng National Tech-Voc Day ay magiging daan para iangat ang dignidad ng mga blue-collar workers…