“It is sad because they are prioritizing the “squabble over the pork-laden budget” rather than ensuring that government is providing fast and reliable public services.”
At the Philippine General Hospital, patients have been increasing but employees have been decreasing, thereby affecting service delivery.
The bill proposes to provide security of tenure and civil service eligibility to all non-regular employees who are working continuously in any government agency for at least six months.
The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
“This is the handiwork of the Duterte regime using the same Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the paramilitary goons to terrorize and intimidate legitimate activists and unionists.”
Their dialogue and complaint-filing at the Department of Justice may hang in the air for the moment, but the voices of the members of Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) were not silenced as they sought justice, in a protest in front of the DOJ office at Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila…
“Is there an undeclared martial law against us by the Aquino government?”
The harassment indicates the “worsening trends of political repression against union organizers and political activists, and attempts to disrupt the organizations’ activities and terrorize people involved in development and human rights work.”
Suspected military agents send snail mail threatening leaders of a government workers’ union to “change your ways.”
“It speaks of the kind of leadership we want for DENREU, accountable and just. It’s not simply admitting and apologizing, but being ready to face the consequences of your action.”
“Social justice dictates that those who create the nation’s wealth be granted at least their right to a minimum wage amidst the increasing profits and wealth of a handful of capitalists and bureaucrats. We have every reason to believe that capitalists and the government can grant our just demand,.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage