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Raising wages good for workers, economy

Zarate also said that the call for a P750 national minimum wage is only meant to cover additional expenses due to overpricing, the TRAIN law and other factors.

KMU says EO 51 useless

As thousands of workers marched on the streets all over the country demanding for an end to contractualization, wage hike and security of tenure; President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 51 that prohibits illegal contracting and sub-contracting last May 1.

Ilocos workers join Labor Day protest

The president needs not look far. Contractualization is rampant in his backyard.
One of the protesters Desiree Pangayan has been serving in the Region 1 Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for three years now. She remains a cost of service worker (COSW), one of the various flexible employment schemes in government alongside job order (JO) and memorandum of agreement (MOA). For these schemes, there is no employer-employee relationship.

Increase in excise tax is not sound – Taguiwalo

Judy Taguiwalo, former DSWD secretary said it would be better to scrap the increase in excise tax rather than going through too much trouble distributing P200 per month to the identified 10 million poorest of the poor families.

Gapu iti Harabas, tulong kiddaw ti mannalon

“Rinibribu a mannalon ti sibuyas ti apektado iti intero a Pangasinan gapu iti panagatake ti Harabas. Adu kanyami ti awan ti nagmaayan ti halos uppat a bulan a nagbanbanugan ken tinartaripatomi a sibuyas,” kuna ni Roberto Fernandez ti Namnama iti Filipino.

Ilocos’ successful delivery of livelihood assistance

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — Non-government organizations and representatives from community beneficiaries of livelihood assistance from Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) Philippines concluded that the Livelihood Assistance Project for the victims of Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) in Ilocos was successful.

DA proposes veggie trading centers outside Manila

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol proposed the set-up of a farmers’ trading area outside Metro Manila to avoid displacement and to fend off extortion crimes against Benguet vegetable haulers and traders.