4 months DOLE seeks ‘more teeth’ in campaign vs illegal foreign workers MB
By Genalyn Kabiling  BEIJING — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has asked Congress to give the labor department the “punitive authority” to suspend or cancel permits of erring companies and impose higher penalties on them for hiring illegal foreign workers in the country. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III(ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Bello said this is to help ensure that only foreigners with works permits are working in the country. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking “more teeth” to impose higher penalties, such as P100,000 fine for every illegal foreign worker hired. At present, ... more