The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas is requiring all construction companies and builders to submit their construction safety and health program and contracts for every project they have for residential or commercial work, Crispin Dannug, DOLE-OIC regional director, said yesterday.
DOLE has to see its construction safety and health program to ensure the safety of the workers to ensure a zero incident or accident rate at any work site, Dannug said.
He said the agency is not collecting any fees on this and that the processing may only take 24 hours, so it does not delay the operation of the construction companies.
PhilHealth admin stops
premium scam group
After two months under a new management, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. said in a press release that it has uncovered and neutralized a syndicate that ripped off a private firm’s multimillion-peso premium payment.
Dr. Eduardo Banzon, who was designated PhilHealth president and chief executive officer, said they have already called in the National Bureau of Investigation and the Anti-Money Laundering Council to complete the investigation toward filing the appropriate criminal charges against the culprits.
Banzon said the premium diversion scam was exposed when PhilHealth staff performing heightened verification and reconciliation of remittances, detected a discrepancy in premium collection data.
Student career coaching set
The Public Employment Service Office in Bacolod City will start its career guidance coaching for all high school graduating students this month to prepare them for their course choices for college.
Moises de la Cruz, PESO manager and executive assistant to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, said yesterday that this will help students choose the right course that will allow them to easily secure a job after they graduate.
He said they will show students possible jobs that will be in demand in the next four years. This will be helpful because many college graduates are still unemployed and some are underemployed, de la Cruz added.