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“Lets cut the ‘red tape!’ ”

This will be the call of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as they hold a two-leg seminar on regulatory impact systems at the government agency.


The initiative by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cut red tape has been welcomed by the business community in Cebu and in Davao.

“This is the first positive impression I have had on government," said Hans Hauri, General Manager of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. He attended the Cebu leg of the DOLE-DOT-ADB Results Impact Assessment Seminar at the Radisson Blu Hotel early this week.


The Labor Department’s policy research and advocacy arm, in keeping with its innovative research work, trooped to theGawadKalinga (GK)Center for Social Innovation in Angat, Bulacanfor its 2nd Research Tour.

The GK Center, more popularly known as the GK Enchanted Farm is located at BarangayEncanto, Angat. Bulacan. It is an incubator of social enterprises. Some 25 researchers and staff of the Labor Department's Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) joined the tour at GK Enchanted Farm.

The Labor Department’s research arm Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) has partnered with UN Women Philippines for the 4th Strategic Conversations series held on February 14-15, 2012 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.

If the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) would have its way, no Filipino worker will ever be ignorant of HIV and AIDS anymore.

Recently released Department Order 102-10 signed by DOLE Secretary Marianito Roque on the “Guidelines for the Implementation of HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control in the Workplace Program,” requires “all private workplaces to have a policy on HIV and AIDS and to implement a workplace program in accordance with Republic Act 8504 and provisions of the Labor Code and other international standards.”