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Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering that 2012 precedes an election year, the Aquino government only responded to decade-long calls of organized labor for a significant, nationwide wage hike with erroneous computations, and policies and pronouncements which labor groups decried as misleading and downright anti-worker. These policies are top billed this year by the labor department’s supposed improvement or…

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Benjie Oliveros | What is the Aquino Government Doing About People’s Hopes for Jobs and Livelihood? * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective 

Benjie Oliveros | What is the Aquino Government Doing About People’s Hopes for Jobs and Livelihood?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com The recently-released results of the June 25-28 survey of the Social Weather Station (SWS) on the list of issues the Filipino people want the Aquino government to immediately address should provide President Benigno Aquino III with an indication of the direction the government should take toward “daang matuwid” (straight path), especially if he intends to keep his word that the people are his “boss.” In fact, the list of issues that topped in the SWS survey are also the issues that surfaced consistently in the…

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