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INQToday: A catastrophe to grant P100 wage hike – Employers

/ 12:23 PM February 16, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Employers: A catastrophe to grant P100 wage hike

It would be a catastrophe to increase the daily minimum wage by P100 as it could cause prices of goods to spiral higher or even force small firms struggling to pay higher salaries to lay off workers.


The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop) issued the warning on Thursday as it objected to a Senate bill pushing for a P100 across-the-board hike in the daily minimum pay of private sector employees.


DepEd backs hike in teachers’ pay but wants ‘appropriate amount’

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday said it is all for increasing the salary of public school teachers but would want to determine its “appropriate amount.”

According to DepEd deputy spokesperson Asec. Francis Bringas, they are awaiting a World Bank study showing the proper pay raise for teachers. He explained that DepEd needs such information to apply a salary hike without disrupting the agency’s staffing pattern.

Transport agencies tackle rules for electric vehicles

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday started talks on regulations for electric motor vehicles amid their growing numbers on public roads.

“The proliferation of e-vehicles has become a cause for concern,” MMDA acting Chair Romando Artes said in a press conference at the MMDA head office in Pasig City.

DOH: Flu-like illnesses kill 9 from Jan – Feb 3

The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday that nine people have died due to influenza-like illnesses (ILI) since the beginning of 2024.

It also said that a total of 16,155 ILI cases were recorded from January 1 to February 3.

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