4 months Gov’t shouldn’t be quick to strike down proposal for minimum wage increase MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senator Joel Villanueva on Tuesday said the government should not quickly turn down the possibility for an increase in the minimum wage as he urged concerned agencies to carefully look into the proposal. Senator Joel Villanueva (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Villanueva reacted on the reminder issued by Labor Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) should determine a supervening condition that would allow the granting of the P710-wage increase being pushed by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) for Metro Manila workers. “We should not immediately close ... more