2 weeks Sotto bats for enhanced protection, benefits for media workers Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a bill seeking to provide enhanced protection, work security, and benefits to media workers in the country. Sotto's Senate Bill No. 1820, or the proposed Media Workers' Welfare Act, aims to create a basic compensation scheme for media workers. "While we truly recognize media's major influence and the important part that it plays in people's lives; it is unfortunate that the very same people behind it are not receiving the tangible fruits of this recognition which include security of tenure, hazard pay, night shift differential pay, and overtime pay, just ... more