DOLE ignores PLDT’s power; insists regularization of workers

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The Department of Labor and Employment shrugged off the strong influence of the large telecommunication firm PLDTT.

The DOLE ordered the regularization of more than 10,000 employees of the said telecommunications provider.

According to Labor Secretary Silvestre ‘Bebot’ Bello III, their agency has enough power to force the implementation of the said order.

Bello said that the digital services company already violated multiple labor laws, and, as such, is obliged to regularize their employees, who were affected by the company’s wrongdoings.

“The department is not without power. Alam naman nila na meron kaming kapangyarihan na kapag sila’y lumabag sa batas na maaring ma-cancel ang permit.” Bello said during an interview.

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