P22 increment in wages, not enough

“Regarding the P22 increase in the minimum wage, it is really insufficient. As you can see, the increase in prices of basic commodities is really high and not all employees—especially those who are under monthly contract, such as call center agents and office workers like us—are covered by the increase. As a worker, I agree that there must be a legislated wage increase. But it must be really substantial in order to ease our already heavy economic burden,” says Catherine Turqueza Bantoy, a tutor from Mandaluyong City.

Rescue 550,000 new graduates from joblessness, prexy bets told

Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino challenged presidential aspirants to present a clear action plan on the 550,000 new graduates that will enter the workforce this summer.

Palatino said that his fellow youths have been tired of promises and that they need a clear-cut solution on the problem of joblessness plaguing the country.

BPO exam may result in unemployment among youth—Kabataan solon

Re-electionist Kabataan partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino expressed fears about business process outsourcing (BPO) firms implementing a standardized competency examination, saying that it would only augment the burgeoning problem of unemployment among the youth.

Sa Buwan ng Kababaihan: Mga Eba ng tahanan, hikahos pa rin

Ngayong ipinagdiriwang ng buong mundo ang Sentenaryo ng Araw ng mga Kababaihan, sinasabing ang mga Pinay ay nananatili pa ring nakatali sa yapos ng kahirapan at oportunidad.

Philippine health sector dying, says doctors’ alliance

With 200 hospitals halt their operations and about 800 have partially shut-down, the Philippine healthcare system is really, in deepest trouble. And who is to blame? It’s the State, says militant Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD).

OFWs na nakalaboso sa Saudi, tulungan—Migrante ME

a isang email, sinabi ni John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator ng Migrante-ME pinagbintangan sina Roque Garcia, Conrado Cortez, Levi Pamarisan, at Riel Roxas dahil pinatuloy nila, at kinupkop, si Alberto Del Rosario na hindi nila alam na may kasong kriminal dahil sa pagpatay diumano sa isang Bumbay at pagsugat naman sa isa pa noong Pebrero 29, 2009.

Statement of Account ng OWWA, isapubliko—Migrante

Hinamon ng grupong Migrante-Middle East (Migrante-ME) ang Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) na isapubliko ang listahan ng mga pinagkagastusan at pumapasok na pera sa ahensiya (statement of accounts) upang malaman ng mga mi­yembro kung magkano na ang kanilang perang nakalagak sa ahensiya.