On March 19, 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released Department Order No. 174, series of 2017 (D.O. 174), laying down its new regulations governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements.
The new DO superseded DOLE DO No. 18-A (D.O. 18-A), which had been the governing rule on labor contractualization since 2011.
According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, the new DO was intended to put closure on the issues surrounding the various forms of contractual arrangements and end-of-contract schemes that came about in relation to the then existing DO 18-A.
- Source at: GMA Network NewsRA 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act is a new law that prohibits motorists from using communication devices and other electronic entertainment and computing gadgets while vehicles are in motion or temporarily stopped on a traffic light or an intersection. A motorist, as defined under this law, is a person who is driving a motor vehicle.
This act covers both public and private vehicles. It also covers wheeled agricultural machineries, construction equipment, and other forms of conveyances such as bicycles, pedicabs, trolleys, “habal-habal”, “kuligligs”, wagons, carriages, and carts that may either be human-powered or pulled by an animal as long as the same are operated or driven in public thoroughfares, highways or streets.
Prohibited acts made while driving include but not limited to: making or receiving calls, writing, sending or reading text-based communications, playing games, watching movies, performing calculations, reading e-books, composing messages, and surfing or browsing the internet.
Source: Anti-distracted driving act: 11 things you need to know