Government workers to get salary increase early

Aquino bares surprise ahead of Labor Day


CRAB HAUL President Aquino stresses a point during the harvesting of king crabs with (from left) Rep. Reynaldo Umali, technician Joel Silvano and Gov. Alfonso Umali at a farm in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro. EDWIN BACASMAS

BONGABONG, Oriental Mindoro—President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday announced that government workers would get their pay raise one month ahead of its planned release.

The President said this was his “surprise” for government workers on Tuesday when the nation celebrates Labor Day.

“It’s a substantial number of zeroes,” Mr. Aquino said of the fourth tranche of a pay hike under the Salary Standardization Law 3 (SSL 3).

He said the question was whether the government could advance this final tranche of the SSL 3.

“The SSL 3 can be completed perhaps one month earlier than the planned implementation,” said the President, who was here to celebrate the birthday of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali, a close ally in the Liberal Party.

The fourth tranche is scheduled to be released in July but Budget Secretary Florencio Abad told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the pay raise amounting to P2.7 billion for the 1.6 million government workers would be released on June 1.

On Labor Day last year, Mr. Aquino ordered the release of the third tranche of SSL 3 one month earlier, in June.

On Tuesday, the President said he would have breakfast and meet with labor group leaders in Malacañang. He said he had been preparing since last week for possible questions that labor leaders might raise during the meeting.

The Manila Police District (MPD) announced Sunday it was preparing for massive Labor Day rallies against the Aquino administration in the capital.

Chief Inspector Erwin Margarejo said police would be placed on heightened alert by noon Monday following an announcement by 40 labor groups that they would mount a 20,000-strong march on Mendiola to press demands for wage increase, security of tenure of laborers and an end to the widespread practice of “labor contractualization”

“We have more than enough personnel. We will be receiving augmentation from other police districts and provinces,” said the MPD spokesperson.

Police will be deployed in areas where protests are traditionally held, such as the Mendiola Peace Arch and bridge near  Malacañang, the US Embassy, and Liwasang Bonifacio near the Manila Post Office.

He said the 300-strong Manila Civil Disturbance Management unit had been conducting at  Quirino Grandstand “routine drills and exercises,” security procedures and crowd control.

He said the MPD had also been holding dialogues with the labor groups to “set parameters” for their rallies.

“I cannot speculate what will happen, but I would like to remind our laborers to greet the day peaceably. The police will exercise maximum tolerance and ensure their constitutional right to assembly, but we will also have to maintain peace and order,” Margarejo said.

In a statement, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said that even before Labor Day, the group had been conducting protests in Metro Manila at the Department of Labor and Employment, the regional wage boards, the Pandacan oil depot, the head offices of the oil cartels, Malacañang and the US Embassy.

The KMU said this year’s Labor Day protest, dubbed “Araw ng Paniningil at Paglaban,” would “condemn Aquino not only for failing to deliver on his promises but for upholding the interests of US monopoly-capitalists, local big capitalists and big landlords on all major issues faced by workers and the poor.”

Senior Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. also said that all units of the Philippine National Police in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were to go on high alert this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow’s labor rallies.

“We strongly encourage concerned units to initiate the dialogues involving the local government units and participating groups for the smooth and peaceful celebration of Labor Day,” said Cerbo, the PNP spokesperson. With a report from Jaymee T. Gamil

Originally posted: 9:46 pm | Sunday, April 29th, 2012

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  • ely

    barya lang yan panot kaya huwag mong ipagmamalaki…

    wala ka naman nagawa diyan para tama ang dagdag sahod…

    Hindi na dapat pa e PUBLISH GANITONG STORY???


    20 pesos daily dagdag sahod???

    • koy-bili

      bitter ;)

    • dodong1

      100.00 man o 1,000.00 and increase meron pa rin masasabi ang Pinoy dahil hindi makuntento…better than nothing…

    • isbuk02

      ikaw wala ka bang increase kay amo mong mandarambong? husayan mo kasi ang patutsada mo kay pnoy para mabigyan ka rin ng increase ni thief justice and ni little girl.

    • Rare Earthling

      hahaha. talaga naman. yawwwwwwn,

    • harold

       Tanga malaking tulong na un, nde nmn pedeng malaki edi nagsara ung maliliit na kumpanya/negosyo dhil nde kakayanin at malulugi cla.  bobo ka reklamo ka ng reklamo binabalance yan.

  • wawa2172

    My dad could only thank GMA for the four tranche SSL which which she signed into a law during her admin. Thanks too to Pnoy for its continuous implementation and the last tranche will be  ahead by a month same as last year. After the SSL, what next? Well, lots of government employees especially teachers do not have items yet and still on contractual or casual status after years of working with the government. It is because the dbm has not acted on the request of the public schools on teachers item. Thousand of teachers are still needed  and so so are the classrooms. Somehow, GMA and Pnoy thanks for implementing the SSL that benefits the government employees.

  • yaptangcom

    Ehem…could the drop in Pnoy’s approval and popularity ratings and the spate of bad news hugging the headlines of late have anything to do with it? Hmmm…your guess is as good as mine. 

  • Joji

    this is not gift from has been legislated years back..he should not be credited for this implementation. it is already a law! it’s a GMA law! wag mong akuin panot!

    • koy-bili

      another bitter ;)

  • walaKA

    Bakit naman gov.’t employee lang??Majority ng mga naghihikahos e nasa private sector..Baka gusto mo rin silang sorpresahin Pnoy..Dialogue na lang ba kaya mo??

  • Filipinoflash

    Mabuti pa si Pnoy may increase…may CCT…itong mga anti Pnoy dito ni kusing WALANG NAITULONG SA MGA PILIPINO! Mga batugan at crab mentality na mga tao. Pwe! 

    • sc53300

      For your information he is only implementing the salary standardization law enacted before his term. this is already the 4th trance (4th year) of its implementation that took effect on July 1, 2009. THe only thing new was he implemented it last year on June 1. 

      • manks

         Kasi po sc53300 may pera ang gobyerno ni Pnoy at hindi nanakaw.. Gets mo pandak? Ikaw b yan?

  • Banana Na

    good news ito para sa government workers…how about the contractual workers, kawawa naman mga ito….but still a good news for the country…

    • Joji

       hindi na yan good news kasi na sa batas na yan. all government employees are expecting this by virtue of the law! pasikat lang ito ni panot akala niya siya ang may akda nito.

  • sepultorero

    Bakit kinakailangang bigyan ang mga empleyado ng dagdag sweldo o pabuya, samantalang basura ang serbisyong binibigay nila sa taong bayan? Wala kahit na isang ahensya ng gobyerno ang maayos ang pamamalakad at matino ang serbisyong binibigay nito sa taong bayan. Dapat rin na imbistigahan kung bakit napakalaki ng mga sweldo at benepisyo ng mga empleyado ng SSS at GSIS samantalang napakaliit ng natatanggap ng mga pensionado nito. Ihinto ang patuloy na paglustay at pagtapon sa pera ng taong bayan!

    • isbuk02

      kapag walang dagdag rekeklamo, kapag may dagdag reklamo pa rin ano ba talaga SEPULTURERO?

      • jedawi

        sa pangalan pa lang kilala mo na, duon siya sa mga walang ginagawa he he

  • Fulpol

    may increase pa yung mga tamad, inefficient, rude at ang iba ay mga corrupt…

    kailangan ng support ni Noynoying para sa 10 bilyon compensation..


    • Pedro




    • axe musk

      Pulpol ka nga, ingat ka sa pagsasalita mo, di lahat ng empleyado ng gobyerno deserve ang description mo, baka nga ikaw nangungurakot ka rin sa pinapasukan mong kumpanya…..

      • iyot

        Unfortunately, Fulpol is right. 98% of government employees are dumb and lazy. This is the result of politicians putting people who support him/her during elections. It’s not what they know that brought them to their jobs, but how much they blow jobs.

      • Kwon Rayver

        You should know how hard it is to land into a career position in the   government now a days. Are you aware of the passing percentage in the career service government examination? Well, I’m sure you are not. Avoid your hasty generalization, It manifests your kind of intellect.     

      • Rare Earthling

        pumupasok iyan sa mga subdivision at mga bus, may hawak na solicitation letter  at sinasabing illegal silang tinanggal sa company nila at ngayon ay humihingi ng tulong sa mga residents or pasahero. Kita mo naman nakabili na ng  Mainframe computer kaka solicit.

  • Salve Mickaela

    if something happens like this,it should not be inquired or unsa ba dha,Noy,magmata nta…Bangon Pinas!!!

  • jurbinsky77

    Isang tambak ang mga estupidong Pilipino, bigwan mo or hindi mo bigyan, makatsang. Mga daldal na batugan…

  • Joji

    what a headline! natakot ang PDI baka mapalagalitan ng tamad na presidente kasi ang gusto niya ibabalita ng media ay puro positive sa admin.! the worst headline ever!

  • bahaykubo1015

    “The President said this was his “surprise” for government workers on Tuesday when the nation celebrates Labor Day.” 

    Bakit sinabi ni Panot this was his surprise????????? Batas na yan. government employees are expecting it!!!!!!He talks as if it was a gift from him. TANGA!!! Credit grabbing.  This is already the fourth year of its implementation, being legislated years back. HILO KA BA???????? Nagkalat na naman………

    • Rolly257

      Ibig sabihin niya, sorpresa ang pamimigay ng mas maaga sa inaasahan.

  • oracle888

    How much is the salary increased compares to that of an unscrupulous government worker can get from accepting bribe and being corrupt? It is just like a drop of water in a 55 gallon drum of water. It did not even stir up a wrinkle on the surface.

    So the story continues, and the graft and corruption keeps going on.

  • kulittwit

    God speed PNoy.

  • Sundancekid05

    Those are not king crabs. You should check your facts. Watch the deadliest catch on history channel to see how a king crab looks like.

  • Sundancekid05

    Those are not king crabs on the picture. Verify your facts first. Watch the deadliest catch on history channel or at least google how a king crab looks like.

  • Kapit_tuko80

    Karamihan sa mga empleyado ng gobyerno ay masisipag at naglilingkod ng tapat sa taong bayan, may mga mangilan ngilang tamad at makakapal ang apog.

    Kung tutuusin ang suweldo ng higit na nakakaraming empleyado ng gobyerno (Rank and File) ay hindi akma sa presyo ng gastusin  at kung ikukumpara sa suweldo ng ibang mga pamhalaan sa ibang bansa nabibiliang ang Gobyerno ng Pilipinas sa nagpapasahod ng mababa sa kanilang mga kawani…

    Kami ay may mga pamilya din at may mga gastusing pinansiyal. Kailangnan din naming kumain ng talong beses kada araw

    Kami ay nagtitiis at handang magtiis pa para sa kapakanan ng  BAYAN

    • iyot

      kapakanan na BAYAN?
      Kailanman ay wala akong nakikitang asenso sa kapakanan ng bayan. Panay salot, kawatan, tsupaan ng uten, nakawan lang ang nakikita ko.

      • JJF724

        If you see it then do something good about it and fix it.  If you see it means you got access to it.  Kuha ka nang ibidensya and become a wistle blower.

      • Rare Earthling

        na feature hoy gising yung PGH, bumait na siguro.

      • manks

         Ang alam lang ata ni iyot ay ung user name niya eh… gaog talaga.

      • Kwon Rayver

        An idiot like you and your irresponsible statement have no place in a supposed decent interaction like this. In other words pang kasilyas lang ang laman ng utak mo.     

  • yesyesyo

    I love native king crabs.

    The picture has double meaning, PNoy catches the crab. sa totoo lang, mga pilipinong talangka ang isang dahilan bakit mahirap ang pilipinas.

    Sa pamumuno PNoy, mas malaki ang pag-asang uunlad ang bansa. hindi sya nangungurakot.

  • yahoo-VUQQ7E4R6SIWCUWHP4GQ77S2D4

    It is so nice to know that government employees gets salary increase BUT IT IS MUCH BETTER TO DO IF THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE AN AGENCY THAT EVALUATES PERFORMANCE, WORK ETHICS AND ZERO WORK BACKLOG. These deserves Salary Increase. Karamihan poor performance sa pag deliver and assists needs ng mga tao, mayayabang and walang ginawa kung hindi chit-chat, email, phone tags at tamad. SAYANG LANG ANG PERA KUNG IBIBIGAY SA WALANG KWENTA.

    • Rare Earthling

      yung iba nga parang sila may ari nung opisina. hindi ko makakalimutan employees and and guard ng PGH, kung ano ang bait ng mga doctor siya naman kinabastos ng employees. (sorry, hindi naman lahat)

    • 18C0501

      tama, kagaya sa private sector. you get your increase base on your performance or productivity. dapat sa gobyerno ganun din. dapat may mataas na standard at yung hinde makahabol sa standard ay dapat undergo ng evaluation.

  • JJF724

    Itong KMU ang dahilan nang pagsara nang mga foreign factory back then like MATEL.  Maraming lalong nawalan nang trabaho.  Suportahan ang mga programa ni PNOY.  Pag nabilang go ang mga Magnanakaw at dumadami ang trabaho… mababawasan ang mga nauuto nang mga makakaliwa.  Proble ma pa ang trourism sa Palawan may bomb explosion pa.  Sarap talagang pumatay nang peste sa lipunan.

    • generalproblem

      tuto po yan yang mga union na yan na kmu at iba na makakaliwa ang dahilan kaya nawalan ng investor sa pinas. pag nagsara naman ang kumpanya wala din sila maitulong sa mga members ang gagawin ay brainwashed sila para mamundok. ganyan ang mga npa at ndf at iba pang komunistang grupo na nagtatago sa likod ng union. mga bwisit yang mga yan.

    • manks

       Lalo na yong malaki na elecronic Co. na philippine owned na Stanford b un sa pasig, pinasara din ng KMU na mga ugag…Kaya karamihan don sa mga workers ay nawalan nang trabaho… Kawawa ang pinas talaga dahil lang sa mga strike nila…

  • I_kabod

    baka pwede din increase-an nasa pribado, ser?

    • Rare Earthling

      nakakalungkot niyan mga nagiging contractual and kumukuha sa agency nalang ang mga companies. nagbabawas sila para makasakay sa increase, Ilang tao kong magagaling ang sinacrifice ng company ayun back to zero ako sa training ng mga bagong tao, karamihan hindi rin nagtatagal dahil .nahihirapan din sa system  ng contractual kaya nagiging parang TESDA nalang department kami.

    • Rolly257

      Tama. Dapat nga otomatik ang pagtaas ng suweldo taon-taon, na naaayon sa index of inflation

  • bahog_itlog

    Across the board increase is unfair to hardworking and dedicated employees. 

  • Fulpol

    previously, isang paninira laban kay Corona ang headline..

    ngayon naman, isang praise release para kay Noynoying ang headline…

    bukas, paninira na naman kay Corona… sa isang araw, praises for Noynoy..

    hanggang dumating ang May 7, impeachment trial…


    masasaya na naman ang mga empleyado ng Bureau of Customs, may increase sila….


    • Rolly257

      Gising kaibigan.

  • artgarcia

    Long overdue for underpaid government workers.

    • Rare Earthling

      Sana mas taas sa teachers, pulis and sundalo.

      • artgarcia

        Dapat lang po!

    • popeyee

      underpaid nga pero underproductive naman, to tama lang na underpaid…

  • Pedro_Gil

    increase for the most unproductive workforce.  dami na nang kita may suhol pa. LOL! kita mo naman, only in the philippines.  May yearly performance assessment ba yan?  Mga pulis, army, PW, at lahat ng kawani ng gobyerno?

  • EdgarEdgar

    Noynoy, feeling one with the crab.

  • 18C0501

    may mga bansa na mas mataas ang sahod sa kanilang gobyerno kesa private sector.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    I hope the teachers got the biggest raise so they can concentrate on educating our kids and give up their sidelines to augment their meager income.

    • valerie charmaine Go


    • Rey Gan

      Nakakaangat ngayon sahod ng isang public school teacher kumpara sa ordinaryong manggagawa.  Kaya lang, live simply at wag magdami ng anak kung pwede lang.

  • patriotic_act

    it seems that whatever good a government does the people will still find ways to “say something against it”.. one of the main proof is to read some comments here.

    • Rare Earthling

      LOL. Normal na yata iyan. Seen Seven Samurai by  Akira Kurosawa?

  • Joey

    gosh, hindi na ba kayo magiging masaya kahit kailan? oo nga at may mga kawani ng pamahalaan na hindi nararapat na magpatuloy na magsilbi sa gobyerno, pero naman… higit na mas nakakarami pa rin naman ang tunay na nagbibigay-serbisyo ng buo sa loob nila… konting pagpapahalaga naman sana sa kanila!

  • Bisaya_Man

    Govt workers deserve this increase, just like anybody. But as a tax payer, I’m praying for a better service & increase in efficiency from our gov’t employees.

    • budz_pogi

      I am a govt employee but I agree with you 100%.
      Fortunately, I got in an office where employees are efficient and service oriented to a fault such that other offices are giving us the work that they should be doing. tsk tsk tsk

  • dmaxx_trip

    the increase will just go taxes and the GSIS premium. balewala rin para sa mga govt. employees hindi mararamdaman

    • budz_pogi

      kung govt employee ka, tanggihan mo yung increase.
      sa akin ok yan.  4 salary increases in 4 years.  no matter how small the increase is, it is still better than nothing.

  • jin ichibi

    Dear PNoy,

     Maraming Salamat po sa pag-increase sa aming Sahod, ito po ay napakalaking tulong para sa amin.


    Hestas Barabas
    Ghost Employee

  • budz_pogi

    may mga govt employees na halos wala naman ginagawa sa maghapon.  masipag lang nung temporary o casual pa sila pero pag permanent na, tamad na.

    hihingi na malaking sahod pero ayaw naman ng dagdag trabaho.  anu ba yun?  sa ibang bansa, malaki kita pero, trabaho kung trabaho.  sa atin gusto malaki kita, magaan ang trabaho.

  • Fulpol

    security of tenure… kaya tamad, rude, inefficient at corrupt..

    ngayon, may dagdag sahod pa…


  • San Miguel

    Pam papogi ni PNOY bannered by PDI……Oooooops, pero teka.  Kay GMA ito ah, ngaun lang ang implementation ng last batch ng increase…. So hindi kay PNOY and credit nito dapat…..

    • bahaykubo1015


  • billygunn23


    • Rolly257

      Kung hindi mo mohal ang bayan mo, masahol pa iyon sa crab mentality.

      • billygunn23


  • dodong1

    those are King Crabs??? i thought they are much bigger than that?? watch deadliest catch and find out the actual sizes of king crabs…those are talangka’s…

  • edcelis

    mga tamad na, mahilig pa sa lagay…okay lang sana kung ginagampanan nila ang trabaho nila na manilbihan sa pobliko…yung mga workers sa private sector ay parang slave laborer ang sahod… 

  • Jhonny

    no matter how big their salary will be, those government employees are still lazy and frequently looked at the clock every 10minutes.

  • CmdrAdobo

    If lazy has a name is called Phil. Govt employee.

    Cant blame though because the leaders cant find a way how to motivate them just like the private companies doing. Also, most govt employees are voters.

  • Gurruod

    Actually the 3rd trance is not going to be advanced. Minsan lang nangyari ito at noon ay panahon ni GMA. It happened in June, 2010, for the implementation of the 2nd trance. Compute tayo. 1 year is 12 months. 1 June 2010 to 31 May 2010 has 12 months. PNoy in 2011 ordered the release of the 3rd trance effective I June 2011. At kung effective 1 June 2012 ang 4th trance e 12 months lang ang lumipas since the last. Kaya minsan lang nagyari ang advanced payment. Kumabaga minsan lang at isang buwan lang ang lugi ng gobiyerno noong panahon ni GMA.

    Gets niyo?

    • bahaykubo1015

      Tama ka Gurruod,  Panot will twist everything to his advantage, walang kiming magsinungaling

  • San Miguel

    Basta ang alam ko…ang salary standardization ay legislated and implimented sa time ni GMA… at nagyong taon ang last final release…. so meaning hindi eto programa ni PNOY… for the info of everyone….

    Lumalabas tuloy na bida si PNOY…. hmnnn papogi kuno di naman kanya..

    • Rolly257

      ang mahalaga maipamahagi, kesa ibulsa tulad ni Glorya,  Corona,  Marcos,  Erap              at iba pang limatik na nagpahirap ng bayan.

    • Valerie Charmaine Go

      Yeah,it’s not his program. It just so happened na pinaaga nya. Instead of July 1.

    • Nong

      trabajo ng presidente yaan ang ikauuunlad ng pinas…
      nasajob description nya yaan.
      kaya siya me sweldo at perks..libre bahay sa lalacannang.. escort..etc….
      bayad sobrang  bayad sya
      whoever the persona is… he or she should not claim  it for him/herself.
      trabajo lang

  • James Rams

    dito sila magaling sa photo shot .. si president  SB ( another meaning) and representative  Umali..

    • AmBoy24

      parang sinto-sinto ang dating.hehehe…

    • bahaykubo1015

      Maski nga sa photo shot hindi magaling…..Sinto sinto pa rin ang dating…..hindi maitago in any angle….

  • Jon

    Maraming salamat GMA.
    Salamat din sa Diyos na napigilan ni Budoy ang ugali nyang basta galing kay GMA, tsugi na.

    • San Miguel

      Abay kung tsugiin nya..lahat ng empleyado magagalit sa kanya… takot lang nyang maging unpopular…

  • Rare Earthling

    Maraming Salamat Diyos
    Salamat din kay Pnoy at hindi mo ibinulsa, kinickback, Pinangsuhol sa ZTE, pinabaon sa generals, ginamit sa election fraud, pinang bili ng helicopters na brandnew daw pero second hand. kung kay GMA, tsugi na.  

  • benjie


    • Rolly257

      Oo nga, buti pa si Marcos, 20 years sa kapangyarihan, konti lang ang ninakaw, 10 bilyong dolyar lang. Si Glorya kulang 10 years konti rin ang ninakaw, hindi umabot ng 5 bilyong dolyar. Ipinagbili  pa ang bahagi ng Spratly at Scarborough Shoal. Si Erap, 2 years, nagkamal din ng konti.
      Buti na lang, pakonti konti lang ang ninakaw nila

    • Gilberto Reyes

       so anong gusto mong gawin niya? magnakaw din? oh, maghanda na lang para sa susunod na election? hirap sa inyo puro reklamo

      • popeyee

        Palibhasa ikaw nganginginabang kaya di nagrereklamo…

      • popeyee

        Napakababaw na dahilan..mas ok na di siya magnakaw pero dapat magtrabaho para lahat tayo umasenso..

      • boyfarmer

         dapat magtrabaho, apply siya work sa Japan, ja  ja ja

      • tohellwithhypocrites

        nagtatrabaho naman ang presidente natin. di lang napapansin ng iba kasi puro reklamo nasa isip mo. ikaw nagtatrabaho ka ba? baka umaasa ka lang sa nanay mo at humihingi ng pera pang internet.

  • Daisy Juquiana

    We might get a raise in salary but try to look at our take-home pay after the deductions/contributions.

    • Nong

      freedom of choice… STAY in or get out…
      mhirap ang pinas… what to do

      • Daisy Juquiana

        Easier said than done… A lot of things and factors to consider. Easy for those who are not ON THEIR OWN. Meaning, they have all the resources in their hands.

  • kris makati

    pinauna na niya yung “surprise” sa mga government employees, baka itong panot na to ang masurpresa sa naglalakihan at sandamakmak na effigy niya na susunugin ng mga nagpoprotesta sa labor day. BOOOO PANOT!

  • Mark

    already govt workers work less and get salary regularly 

  • ordinaryo

    waw ngiti si Budoy kasama si small lady maligno. nakahuli pa ng small alimango. hahaha. kaya pala malakas ang loob nitong big boy umali gumawa ng small story kasi close sila ni Budoy. hahaha.

  • Wake_Me_up

    Pnoy and Umali caught it especially for people like Corona and his supporters!

    Those who have crab mentalities those crabs are for you!

    Notice the name of the crab, “King Crab” short of saying Renato’s “Crown Crab”!

    • Billy


  • Eltee


  • macross

    ibig sabihin po bang sabihin nito lahat ng gov’t workers, national at local gov’t… kasi minsan ung mga nasa local gov’t mga mayor matagal magbigay increase, pati sahod nadedelay…  

  • Eric

    this KMU is a leftist communist group that we should not listen to. salot lang to sa bayan.

  • Cerise David

    Before anybody faints because of credit-grabbing, please be reminded that Congressional Joint Resolution Number 4 was signed under the GMA administration, which enacts into law the Salary Standardization Law III.

    • Billy



      Thank you GMA sa pag aproba mo ng SSL 3 dahil lumaki ang sahod namin… Mabuhay ka.

  • bahaykubo1015

    Pakitingnan nyo nga ang tikwas ng mga daliri ni Pwenoy in the photo above. Beauty siguro sa pakiramdam nya ano??

    • Billy

      Natakot siya kasi baka kagatin ng crab kaya yun….. lumabas ang tunay na kulay.

  • wino05

    that crab specie is NOT a KING CRAB.

    or was it referring to Noynoy? 

  • Rhine

    GOOD MOVE MR. PRESIDENT!!!! government workers has always been neglected when in comes to increase in pay. Only the VIP’s are the once given the fat check and the lowly government workers are left behind…keep these people happy and you will be assured of their  support for your endorsed candidates coming election time.. in the meantime.. proved to the people that you are not a NOYNOYING  president…..WHAAAA!

    • fairtruth

      Wah…taking credits from the previous administration which he condemns?  Wala bang thank you for GMA Mr. Aquino?…Be grateful naman…

      • Rhine

         Let him take the credit,, he is now the president and can do anything he wants yeah?… WHAAA..

      • fairtruth

        Hahaha… eh..ganoon na nga…kahit hindi pa niya ina-nounce eh…mangyari pa rin dahil batas yan…B.. A… T… A….S….in English…LAW… in Spanish…LEGIS….Buti sana i-anaanounce ..effective May 1 ginawa pang June…Ano ba yan…halfbaked…hehehe

  • Billy

    the Salary Standardization Law 3 becomes law during President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. His is just to implement.

    Ano ba ang ginawa niya para sa mga government employees? WALA   WALA    AKALA NYO LANG MAYROON!!!!!


    • fairtruth

      Tama ka billy… The law was passed during the Arroyo presidency…so far Pnoy has done nothing for the labor sector both in the government and private…

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