Tags: Salary Standardization Law 3

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Government employees criticized President Benigno S. Aquino III’s proposed $234.9 million Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund for 2012, saying that it was “unconscionable considering the deplorable poverty experienced by government employees and the people.” “We are enraged over such a large amount appropriated solely for Aquino’s pork barrel,…

“Even if the remaining adjustments for 2012 under the SSL 3 is released this year, this will only mean a new minimum pay of P9,000 (US$209). This is not even half of the P29,000 (US$674) monthly cost of living. As it is, we have yet to receive the increase and yet the amount is already lost to inflation”. – Wage Fight! Alliance