Aquino Promises Wage Increase Within The Month

President Noynoy Aquino announced that private sector employees in Metro Manila as well as those in selected provinces will be given a wage increase within the month. In a press conference, the Philippine president assured labor groups that he has already ordered regional wage boards to the deliberations for the minimum salary.

Moreover, the President has likewise announced that farmers and fishermen will now receive a rice subsidy of P4.3 billion and at least one million jobs will be made available through the Community-Based Employment Program for infrastructure projects

Furthermore, in lieu of the annual forum during Labor Day, Aquino announced that the administration will start hosting quarterly meetings with labor and employers’ groups to be able to address more labor issues in a timely fashion.

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