Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Former National Treasurer Leonor Magtolis-Briones estimated that President Aquino’s pork barrel fund amounts to P1.3 trillion ($30 billion), almost half of the proposed national budget of P2.6 trillion ($60 billion).
Friday, September 27th, 2013
“We have been told that an increase in the pay of government employees is not possible because of lack of budget. But given the pork barrel scam that implicated many legislators, that may be hard to believe...
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
“This move by the SSS leadership is not motivated by a concern for members of the SSS who are suffering from meager wages and contractual employment.” – KMU
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
It is not wages that make doing business difficult for small businessmen, but high power and water rates, trade liberalization and smuggling, and taxes to the government and kickbacks by government officials.” – KMU
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
'This deadly, destructive war was launched in Aquino's attempt to divert attention away from the pork barrel scandal.'
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
KMU and Ibon research group said the P10 ($0.22) wage hike approved in Metro Manila is puny compared to what the workers' families need to cope with price hikes; to what the wage needs to regain after...
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
“They keep saying that it is just there. And that it could be returned to the Development Bank of the Philippines. Why would they return it there and not to the Land Bank of the Philippines? And...
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
The Social Security System is profitable. President Aquino even offered a “salute” to it for having increased its membership, its collections and its profitability. Why, workers ask, should it increase workers’ contributions?
Monday, August 12th, 2013
“I was not the one who made you win but your collective action. Without it, it would be difficult to win the case.” -- Atty. Federico Bunao to workers
Friday, August 9th, 2013
“The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce is trying to deceive workers with promises of a better employment situation when the truth is that the country has been pressing down wages for decades but unemployment still continues to...
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Everywhere, restrictions on workers forming genuine unions have prompted them to do union organizing in an “underground” or clandestine way, at least, at first.