Press Release
July 4, 2019

Sen. Bong Revilla pushes for P 125 across-the-board salary increase, benefits for brgy. Health workers

Labor groups on Monday lauded Sen. Bong Revilla for filing 10 bills in his first day as a re-elected senator, including a bill seeking for a P 125 across-the-board salary increase for non-government employees.

Revilla believes that the salary increase is timely because inflation continues to affect the local economy, hence, ordinary laborers need to augment their income to provide for their families. The veteran legislator also believes that the take home pay of laborers is much lower than the conservative perspective of the government, and is not commensurate to provide for a decent living.

A recent study revealed that a decent cost of living for a family of six is P 1,200, double the amount of the country's highest daily minimum wage of P 537 in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Furthermore, Revilla also filed a bill pushing for the provision of retirement benefits of barangay officials, including security and peace officers (tanods), health workers and day care workers.

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