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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, June 16, 2018
‘Wage hike not enough’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

For a militant group in Negros Occidental, the P26.50 increase in daily wages is not enough.

Kilusang Mayo Uno Secretary-General Noli Rosales said that despite the announcement of the new wage order last week, they are still dismayed as it is still not enough, the P750 national minimum wage being proposed in Congress should be implemented instead.

Rosales said KMU is dismayed at the decision of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Western Visayas as they were expecting that the increase will be almost half of the proposed P150 increase by the labor group.

Senior citizens’
group seeks SSS loan

A senior citizens’ organization has called on the Social Security System to heed the clamor of pensioners for a pension loan designed especially for the needs of the elderly and other retirees, its press release said.

“We urge SSS to provide pension loans to help us in our present financial needs. I know how much SSS loves us, so we hope that they will soon give these loans for our pensioners,” Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines president, Jorge Banal Sr., said during the Pensioners’ Day held at the SSS Main Office.

Banal added that the SSS pension loan would put a stop to the growing incidence of pensioners falling victims to loan sharks.

 


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